Movies – 1970s

Zabriskie Point (1970)

After enjoying the biggest success of his career with Blow Up (1966), Michelangelo Antonioni spent two years and $7 million of Hollywood’s money-making Zabriskie Point, a mind-expanding odyssey of two youths (Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin) on the run from the police after a violent student demonstration. Their surreal adventures in the California desert climax in(…)

Zachariah (1970)

This offbeat and satirical rock Western was co-written by members of America’s ever-so-hip Firesign Theatre and boasts appearances by a whole host of contemporary musicians, including Country Joe and The Fish, The James Gang, Elvin Jones and the New York Rock Ensemble. Hero Zach (John Rubinstein) becomes a gunfighter but his heart is uneasy and he sets(…)

Zardoz (1974)

Zardoz (1974)

In the year 2293, the Earth has descended into anarchy and is polarised into two groups. The Brutals are a crude and vicious people inhabiting the Outlands. They are ruled over by the Elite, who employ a group of killers called the Exterminators (who run around in orange underpants!) to keep the Brutals at bay(…)

ZPG (Zero Population Growth) (1972)

ZPG (Zero Population Growth) (1972)

“Smog covers the Earth. The oxygen is depleted. Love is encouraged but the penalty for birth is death.” World Governments have placed a 30-year ban on conception in an effort to achieve Zero Population Growth (ZPG) and save what’s left of life on earth. Instead of real babies everybody is entitled to go the baby(…)

Zulu Dawn (1979)

Zulu Dawn (1979)

Fifteen years after the successful release of the classic 1964 film Zulu, a long-planned prequel finally made it to the cinemas. In 1879 South Africa, British forces are conspiring at Cape Colony to demolish the Zulu natives around them to make way for more industrial space. The scheme is led by Sir Henry Bartle Frere(…)

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