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Easy Rider - Classic Film Pick

Easy_rider With the prodigious assistance of author Terry Southern, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda created what would become the first water of an artistic independent cinema by and for young-minded people. Wyatt (AKA Captain America - Fonda) and Billy (Hopper) are modern-day cowboys testing the boundaries of American freedom circa 1969 on a cocaine financed cross-country motorcycle road trip toward their dream of an early retirement. “Easy Rider” is a scrupulously real and surreal cinematic experiment about the impotent ‘60s counter-culture movement that naively attempted to alter American prejudice and greed. "Easy Rider" stands up as a profound period piece that continues to reverberate with the despondent hostilities of modern American existence. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, "Easy Rider" is a masterpiece.
Rated R. 95 mins. (A) (Five Stars)

Posted by Cole Smithey on January 1, 2009 in Drama | Permalink
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