'Zabriskie Point' (1970) Michelangelo Antonioni's second English-language film and his first set in America was a box-office bomb and divided audiences over its artistic merits. Most felt the film, which told the tale of star-crossed lovers while assessing the state of America in the late 1960s, was overly arty and essentially empty. Others felt the film, with its non-actor leads, accurately depicted the country at the decline of the hippie movement. The latter group has grown over the years, but despite a recent re-release of Antonioni's follow-up film, "The Passenger," "Zabriskie Point" is currently only available overseas.
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