Tuesday, January 20, 2009

#84: Easy Rider (1969, Hopper, Fonda)

This movie doesn't really have a plot. That's because it never really had a script. These two guys just decided that they wanted to make a movie about drugs and motorcycles and then did it. Something moderately interesting happens, then they ride for a while as a good soundtrack usually plays, then something else happens. They camp out by the road, Dennis Hopper cultivates the original stoner movie persona, introduces "dude" to popular culture, etc. Deliverance gets a good deal of its plot here, with the protagonists taking a trip through redneck territory with mostly negative results. This was supposedly the first movie to bring the 60's to the big screen, helping to catch up to music and protesting and all that. It is what it is, certainly the fact that it didn't shock now as it did then says something profound, but I'm not gaga for profound tonight.


Blogger Josh said...

I hated this movie.

March 5, 2010 at 5:56 PM  

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