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primal scream
written by cammelltoe August 31, 2004 - 3:33 PM PDT
5 out of 6 members found this review helpful
very obviously looking back to EASY RIDER and perhaps unintentionally looking forward to the MAD MAX trilogy, VANISHING POINT is still, somehow, very solidly rooted in a right-on, post-hippie, pre-punk sensibility all of it's own. Ex-hero cop, Soldier, race car driver Kowalski (a echo of Brando's character name in STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE?)drives other people's cars cross country really really REALLY fast, high on bennies with cops trying to catch up. That's pretty much it as far as the story goes. Cited by the band primal scream as an influence, presumably for the film's strong anti-authority, anti-society vision, VANISHING POINT is ultimetly more of an interesting movie than a great movie. However, the photography, by john a. alonzo, is f'n superb, making mytholgoical landscapes out of western usa.


(Average 6.76)
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