For me, this is one of the best films ever.
Jim Gourley has very kindly done some clips of the movie here. Pls Don't forget to come back to this site!
What follows is a tribute to this great movie, presented as a short essay, followed by a "click"-able index of each stage of the film, and last but not least the guided tour itself presented as individual pages describing each major scene using stills taken from the film.
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Click here --> if you wanna be shallow and go straight to the story, or alternatively you can compare your opinions to my own by reading this thought provoking and amazing insights written by me ...
Although much intellectual critique has been directed at this film, for me, Easy Rider is an inspiring tribute to Art, values of the 60's. It is beautiful, disturbing, funny, and thoughful. Something I like to get lost in.
To begin you are entranced in a dreamy scenes. The two heroes Wyatt and Billy, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, make some questionning expressions about money and time before cruising away on two Harley Davidson bikes. All this to the tune of 60's rock'n'roll.
As we travel with them we encounter all manner of people ranging from actors, farmers, young families, and young people. The mood turns scary when a turn of events unfolds with the murder of a new found friend and passanger about half way along the film. The scenes that follow this event reveal much of the underlying social tension.
Sevens distinct themes occur in the film...
Similarly to what happens in Robert M.Pirsig's 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance', the motorcycle is focal for most of the film.
Watch it and see what you think.
Whereas this takes a look at the role the Vietnam War played to American troops returning to re-link themselves with American culture, "Colors", another film Hopper directed, takes a look at the rising society of gangs. It's also got this Hopper magic: stars Robert Duvall and Sean Penn.
I've quasi-randomly split the film into eleven parts. You can click on each of these headings to jump straight to the relevant bit of the film. From the story pages, you can navigate back and forth using the signpost icons. There are links to my friend's sites, these are in Links.
So, you ready? Then zip up your leathers ppl and let's ride. Click Next!