May 20, 2020
Zardoz (1974) (part 2 of 15)
To supposedly “angelic” singing that makes the Exorcist II soundtrack sound inspired, we see the Giant Stone Head slowly floating along through the clouds, and the credits continue. The head turns and floats towards us. We close in on the huge, gaping mouth, and then there’s a cut and we’re inside the head looking out.
The camera slowly pans over to a pile of wheat, and suddenly the barrel of a gun comes poking out. It turns out to be the same revolver Sean Connery was holding earlier, and it looks like Sean Connery is still holding it. He climbs completely out of the big pile of wheat, scanning around the rocky interior of the head. Eventually, he spots some naked people, and they’re all catatonic and encased in big plastic bags [!].
Connery aims his gun around, but none of the nude figures move. He then journeys further into the cave-like head, seeing what looks like big piles of coconuts. He then wanders up some stairs to gawk at all the naked people in Ziploc bags. Wide-eyed, he waves his gun in their faces, but they don’t stir.