“Easy Rider”: Real and New Hollywood
In his documentary We Blew It (2017), the French director, historian and critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret explicitly quoted Easy Rider (1969) as one of the emblematic works of the aspiration to freedom animating the American youth of the 1960s. A psychedelic film and under psychotropic drugs; and a tragically prophetic pivotal film of what would happen to this margin in freewheeling, to these hippies thinking to live their hairy otherness all the way down the decidedly conservative roads of South America. But let’s not burn out the stages and let the moviegoer Laurent Huyart take care to accompany to Voreppe the projection of this classic whose potential-transgression has regretted since the election of Trump.
Directed by a Dennis Hopper far from his debut as a friend of James Dean (and experimenting with substances that make you laugh), Easy Rider is a contemporary epic junkies dealers rather hostile to the war in Vietnam: they are old enough to be bitchy, but do not really get the regulation cut. Hopper teamed up with Peter Fonda, the ephebe of the duo: together, they meet with their wanderings of bikers a fauna representative of the youth of that time. With a family son destined for the legal profession deciding to join them (the jovial but already borderline Jack Nicholson) or a hypnotizing creature on the occasion of a no less hallucinating trance sequence in New Orleans: the always intriguing Karen Black.
Period Document, semi-voluntary manifesto crazy to the soundtrack as flat as screws (Born to be wild by Steppenwolf, plus Jimmi Hendrix, plus the band…). To see, as part of the new Hollywood cycle; But without inhaling, obviously…https://www.the-locus.com/easy-rider-real-new-hollywood/https://www.the-locus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/180626_5....multimediaarticles180622easyrider.jpghttps://www.the-locus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/180626_5....multimediaarticles180622easyrider-150x150.jpgMOVIESamerican,cinema,film,movieIn his documentary We Blew It (2017), the French director, historian and critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret explicitly quoted Easy Rider (1969) as one of the emblematic works of the aspiration to freedom animating the American youth of the 1960s. A psychedelic film and under psychotropic drugs; and a tragically prophetic...locus_desk [email protected]AdministratorThe Locus