widely noted at the time for its setting in the late 1960s counterculture of the United States. Some of the film's scenes were shot on location at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley.
This was the second of three English-language films Antonioni had been contracted to direct for producer Carlo Ponti and to be distributed by MGM. The other two films were Blowup (1966) and The Passenger (1975).
Zabriskie Point was an overwhelming commercial failure and panned by most critics upon release.
It has, however, achieved somewhat of a cult status and is noted for its cinematography, use of music and direction.