Your Humble Blogger walked out on Easy Rider. Saw this revolutionary movie in its entirety when it first came out in 1969 (was it the first MTV music video?) and almost again this weekend at Madison’s Barrymore theater. 987 more words
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Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (IMDb)
I read afterwards that Fonda and Hopper were drunk and high most of the time when filming this (writing it as they went) and you can tell, for better or for worse: In its camerawork and writing, it certainly carries with it a refreshing air of authenticity and spontaneity (the campfire discussions are both provoking–“They see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ’em”–and unexpected: “We blew it”), but it also often comes off as just plain lazy and pretentious (see the requisite drug trip scene).
Laura is making her therapist proud by making and enforcing some strong, much-needed boundaries with her father. She’s also lying to her therapist about plenty of things, including the actual number of rescue animals currently residing in her home, and in her purse on the floor of the therapist’s office. 398 more words