Playing with Fire


The Explosion at Zabriskie Point

I try to avoid repetitions of any shot.

- Michelangelo Antonioni

When a scene is being shot, it is very difficult to know what one wants it to say, and even if one does know,
there is always a difference between what one has in mind and the result on film.

- Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni's original ending was a shot of an airplane sky-writing the phrase "Fuck You, America," which was cut by MGM president Louis F Polk along with numerous other scenes.  Louis F Polk was eventually replaced by James T Aubrey, who had most of the cut footage restored, but without this final shot.

Source: Zabriskie Point trivia page

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A piano piece composed by Richard Wright of Pink Floyd went unused, but was later reworked by the band as "Us and Them" on their album Dark Side of the Moon.

Source: Zabriskie Point trivia page

Unused?  Wow.

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