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2013-10-14 09:56:19 AM
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2013-10-14 10:23:21 AM
Nik-nik-nik-f-f-f-Indians!
 
2013-10-14 10:27:53 AM
The most iconic road movie of all time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOHVSi65bPk
 
2013-10-14 10:42:58 AM
the most iconic road movie of all time:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xBxcUEOzuo

/Easy Rider had a happy ending.
 
2013-10-14 10:43:01 AM
Saw it again the other night. It hasn't aged well
 
2013-10-14 10:57:26 AM
I've hated Easy Rider since day one.
 
2013-10-14 11:05:36 AM
Is it just me, or do Jack Nicholson and Peter Fonda look really, really, REALLY alike in this picture:

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2013-10-14 11:34:05 AM

Cultosaurus: The most iconic road movie of all time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOHVSi65bPk


I like the cut of your jib, good sir.

/That's a myth! Myth!
//Yeth?
///Good grief, it's a running gag...
 
2013-10-14 11:44:24 AM
Boomer masturbatory bullshiat.
 
2013-10-14 11:52:50 AM
What a crappy, waste of time this movie was.

I think it's the first movie to use a "contemporary" soundtrack, which appealed to the late teen/early 20 somethings of the day.

Seeing this movie for the first time at 48, 2 years ago, it was a complete waste of talent to tell a story about nothing.

Maybe if I could personally mark this movie as the first time I got high, or the first time I saw a movie with a soundtrack provided by anything other than a studio orchestra, I might feel differently.
 
2013-10-14 12:18:36 PM

MFAWG: Saw it again the other night. It hasn't aged well


It already hadn't aged well 25 years ago.

This is the most iconic road movie of all time...

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2013-10-14 01:01:59 PM
How long 'til the boomers die off so we can stop hearing about them?
 
2013-10-14 01:31:16 PM
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A better road movie.
 
2013-10-14 01:35:39 PM
I suppose I'm inthe minority her, but I'm 36 and remember hating Easy Rider when I was a teenager.  Now that I'm older and can actually follow it I have developed an appreciation for it.  Doesn't make it the most iconic road movie of all time, though.
 
2013-10-14 02:52:55 PM
Convoy?
 
2013-10-14 02:57:00 PM
It's a complete mess of a film.  And I think there are better road movies out there.
 
2013-10-14 03:08:10 PM

Flash_NYC: What a crappy, waste of time this movie was.

I think it's the first movie to use a "contemporary" soundtrack, which appealed to the late teen/early 20 somethings of the day.

Seeing this movie for the first time at 48, 2 years ago, it was a complete waste of talent to tell a story about nothing.

Maybe if I could personally mark this movie as the first time I got high, or the first time I saw a movie with a soundtrack provided by anything other than a studio orchestra, I might feel differently.


First saw it maybe 5 months ago and didn't see the appeal. However I then saw two documentaries about it and that made me understand what was so significant about it at the time. Around that point in time pretty much anything coming out of Hollywood was pretty sanitized, rose colored glasses and all that. Doctor Dolittle was the big movie that year before Easy Rider came out. Easy Rider was a complete 180 from what was the norm for example the hero was a drug dealer. You also pointed out the soundtrack which had never been done before.
In the article it mentions Morganza which was "portrayed" as being rednecks. Well the interesting thing is that other than Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson everyone in that scene were locals. They were encouraged to speak their minds and act as if it was really happening. Supposedly the comments that the sheriff and the other two guys were actually reduced because it was getting too offensive. Other than the hippie they pick up and the guy who owned the ranch they stopped at were people they had met on the way.
It was definitely a dated movie but that was supposed to be a reflection of what was happening around that time.
 
2013-10-14 04:06:02 PM
I thought this was the most iconic road movie:
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2013-10-14 06:19:16 PM
Jack Nicholson's greatest performance was in that movie as "guy who has never done drugs before".
 
2013-10-14 06:31:30 PM
This scene from the movie seems more appropriate today then ever:


George Hanson: You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can't understand what's gone wrong with it.

Billy: Man, everybody got chicken, that's what happened. Hey, we can't even get into like, a second-rate hotel, I mean, a second-rate motel, you dig? They think we're gonna cut their throat or somethin'. They're scared, man.

George Hanson: They're not scared of you. They're scared of what you represent to 'em.

Billy: Hey, man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody who needs a haircut.

George Hanson: Oh, no. What you represent to them is freedom.

Billy: What the hell is wrong with freedom? That's what it's all about.

George Hanson: Oh, yeah, that's right. That's what's it's all about, all right. But talkin' about it and bein' it, that's two different things. I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free, 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are. Oh, yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em.

Billy: Well, it don't make 'em runnin' scared.

George Hanson: No, it makes 'em dangerous.

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2013-10-14 07:00:06 PM
Convoy!!

/You wanna back off with them go-go girls
 
2013-10-15 05:08:58 AM
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2013-10-15 09:13:43 AM

Dwight_Yeast: I think there are better road movies out there.


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2013-10-15 10:11:58 AM

TV's Vinnie: This scene from the movie seems more appropriate today then ever:


George Hanson: You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can't understand what's gone wrong with it.

Billy: Man, everybody got chicken, that's what happened. Hey, we can't even get into like, a second-rate hotel, I mean, a second-rate motel, you dig? They think we're gonna cut their throat or somethin'. They're scared, man.

George Hanson: They're not scared of you. They're scared of what you represent to 'em.

Billy: Hey, man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody who needs a haircut.

George Hanson: Oh, no. What you represent to them is freedom.

Billy: What the hell is wrong with freedom? That's what it's all about.

George Hanson: Oh, yeah, that's right. That's what's it's all about, all right. But talkin' about it and bein' it, that's two different things. I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free, 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are. Oh, yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em.

Billy: Well, it don't make 'em runnin' scared.

George Hanson: No, it makes 'em dangerous.

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This particular point remains as true today as it was back then.
 
2013-10-15 03:10:51 PM
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Probably doesn't count, even though it takes place on the road.
 
2013-10-15 03:12:20 PM
No, THIS is the best road movie, ever:

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