Zardoz (1974)

Summary:
Zardoz is a 1974 Irish-American science fiction fantasy film written, produced, and directed by John Boorman and starring Sean Connery and Charlotte Rampling, and featuring Sara Kestelman.

In a future post-apocalyptic Earth in the year 2293, the human population is divided into the immortal “Eternals” and mortal “Brutals”. The Brutals live in a wasteland, growing food for the Eternals, who live apart in “the Vortex”, leading a luxurious but aimless existence on the grounds of a country estate. The connection between the two groups is through Brutal Exterminators, who kill and terrorize other “Brutals” at the orders of a huge flying stone head called Zardoz, which supplies them with weapons in exchange for the food they collect.

Featured Articles:
History and the death wish:  Zardoz as open form by Fredric Jameson | Jump Cut
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Zardoz (1974) | TCM
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WE’RE OFF TO SEE THE ZARDOZ | Streamline
PHOTO-SPREAD FOR JOHN BOORMAN’S ‘ZARDOZ’, 1974 | Dangerous Minds

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Zardoz Movie Review & Film Summary (1974) | Roger Ebert
In the Land of ‘Zardoz’ | The Washington Post
‘Zardoz’: It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature: Movies It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature It’s Not Nice to Fool Nature | Los Angeles Times
Gloom and doom infect ‘Zardoz’ | Chicago Tribune
Zardoz by John Boorman | Film Quarterly
Zardoz | Mondo Digital
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Twilight Time Presents European Dramas, American Musicals, and Zardoz | Cinema Sentries
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