Well, well, well look who it is. Mark Frechette in one of his 2 post-Zabriskie Point roles: Many Wars Ago. Francesco Rosi. 1970.
Daria Halprin and Dennis Hopper.
The former Mrs. Hopper came up on Alec Baldwin’s podcast this week when Alec’s guest Dick Cavett mentioned that his interview with Daria and Mark Frechette on his ABC show was among the worst of his career. Only Cavett doesn’t recall either of their names and refers to them (accurately) as “whoever the lout was who was the male lead in the movie Zabriskie Point and his non-verbal girlfriend”.
Their appearance on Cavett has been discussed here in the past and remains pretty entertaining and is worth a look if only to ponder that ill-fitting dress that Halprin is wearing. Check this out for more from Cavett and his interview with the Zabriskie Point stars. It’s particularly great when he tells Mark Frechette to fuck off posthumously.
Films and Filming. January 1971.
Antonioni directs Daria Halprin and Mark Freschette (and manages a smile out of the usually dour pair) in Zabriskie Point. 1970.
Fantastic news. I found a few more images of that other flick that Daria Halprin was in.
Daria Halprin and Bruce Davison in The Jerusalem File. John Flynn. 1972.
The cover of the French edition of the Zabriskie Point Soundtrack (1970) sure beats the American version.
Above is a photo that I found on ebay of the American version—the image is slightly cropped on the left but it’s more or less intact. I have a copy of this album that I bought at a yard sale that’s in terrible condition—or at least the sleeve is. It looks like it was rescued from a fire only to be thrown into a flood. Here’s a glimpse of the back of mine with its “The Pink Floyd” tracklisting.
Wow, considering that it was neither directed by an ageing Chaplin nor did it star the Burtons, Zabriskie Point sure got an inordinate amount of press back in the day. Here’s a sampling of the coverage from Films and Filming beginning in February 1968 (above).