Table of Contents for Analysis of Zabriskie Point

Antonioni's films are rife with themes, peculiarities and incongruities which largely go unnoticed due his deft care in handling them and the abundant and rich audio and visual textures in which he immerses us, but they are also responsible for the sense of mystery that defies a traditional expectation of resolutions, infusing Antonioni's films with enigmatic mythic purpose. And myth is never hampered by logic. My analyses explore patterns of use of these elements with the purpose of nudging to the fore secondary plot structures and hints at meaning that may stand in opposition to the seeming lay of the land.

Part One - Shots 1 thru 91
Part Two - Shots 92 thru 282
Part Three - Shots 287 thru 387
Part Four - Shots 388 thru 616
Part Five - Shots 617 thru 805

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