Monday, October 04, 2004

Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up

I decided to give Zabriskie Point another shot after ten years, but, alas, it’s still pretentious and dull. Aside from the nice use of pop and country songs, and the ending (the only thing I’d remembered), there are four reasons to recommend it. One is the unexpected presence of Cassavetes actor O.G. Dunn, a second is the café sequence that ends with an old man, drinking alone, and the third is the photography of Death Valley, circa 1969. Were dune buggies circling the camera crews?

The fourth, extrafilmic, reason is Mark Frechette.


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