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Pink Floyd-scored Zabriskie Point on UK TV Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 24 September 2005

Antonioni's classic Zabriskie Point, which famously enlisted the help of Pink Floyd to provide music for the score, is receiving a rare airing on UK television this week.

Stories from the recording sessions are legendary, with the band indulging in fine food and wines, before strolling down to the studios, producing music that was described by Antonioni as "beautiful...but too sad!"

Some excellent music was produced during the sessions, and many of the takes have since been released on an expanded edition of the soundtrack album. There are also some unofficial releases with further takes. In the end, the most memorable track in the film is "Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up" - a version of Careful With That Axe Eugene that is used to great effect at the explosive finale to the film.

For those who want to take (another) look at the film, it is being broadcast on UK TV on Thursday 29th September, screening on TCM (Turner Classic Movies), a satellite channel, at 23:35hrs BST (GMT+1).

Our thanks to Peter Charlish for letting us know about this screening.

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