Monday, December 14, 2009

Zabriskie Point

I am dreaming of a road trip to the desert. Maybe to Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, or 29 Palms. Maybe to Death Valley!
Tomory and I haven't been there since 2004, but ever since we made that visit,we've wanted to go back.

Above are two photos we took at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley, 2004.

Stills from the Antonioni film "Zabriskie Point" (1970)
and a LOOK magazine Cover featuring the film's two protagonists.

Tomory and I watched this recently together. He has seen it before, but I had never seen the entire film.
The film overall is fairly hokey & dated with terrible dialogue, but it has it's cinematographic moments: especially the last 10 minutes or so where Daria, the female lead, pictures all manner of objects blowing -up over and over again in her mind- all to a Pink Floyd soundtrack.

You can watch some low-quality video of this on YouTube, but if you have the time and inclination, you should really see the film (recently released on DVD) just for the ending.

And also for Daria's dress/outfit.

An army-green linen, button-front belted number. I'm tempted to recreate it and wear it on our next desert trip.


Claire said...

Death Valley makes me dream... On day maybe...

Ian said...

I remember when that mountainside was covered with naked couples.

Jennifer said...

Yes-that's a crazy scene. Kind of wonderful and icky all at once. Members of the Manson family are rumored to be in that scene. Scary!

Claire- funny, I also dream of going back to France. Perhaps we should trade places!

Every Little Counts said...

adam keeps talking about zabriskie point! love that cover of look- pretty amazing!