#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two young “hippie” bikers, Wyatt and Billy sell some dope in Southern California, stash their money away in their gas-tank and set off for a trip across America, on their own personal odyssey looking for a way to lead their lives. On the journey they encounter bigotry and hatred from small-town communities who despise and fear their non-conformism. However Wyatt and Billy also discover people attempting ‘alternative lifestyles’ who are resisting this narrow-mindedness, there is always a question mark over the future survival of these drop-out groups. The gentle hippie community who thank God for ‘a place to stand’ are living their own unreal dream. The rancher they encounter and his Mexican wife are hard-pushed to make ends meet. Even LSD turns sour when the trip is a bad one. Death comes to seem the only freedom. When they arrive at a diner in a small town, they are insulted by the local rednecks as weirdo degenerates. They are arrested on some minor pretext by the local sheriff and thrown in jail where they meet George Hanson, a liberal alcoholic lawyer. He gets them out and decides to join them on their trip to New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras.
Plot: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
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This film was a rite of passage
I cannot overstate the importance of this movie in my personal development.
In 1969 I was eighteen and a freshman at Cambridge University. I was also a near-fundamentalist and a member of the Christian Union. Its officials decreed that Easy Rider was unsuitable for Christian viewing; I’d seen some enthusiastic reviews which made me curious. Moral and spiritual dilemma followed. To view or not to view? I prayed about it – look, this is a long time ago, right – and decided that if it had been OK for the Christian Union’s leaders to see it, if only to realise it was morally dubious, then it was OK for me. They hadn’t been corrupted, presumably; the Lord would see that I wasn’t either.
So I went and it blew me away. I thought then and think now, that this is a magnificently perceptive commentary on hippie culture and one that only the medium of film can deliver. Naive idealism is weighed against the squalid reality of drugs (and indeed alcohol). Freedom is portrayed as often aimless, self-indulgent and downright boring. The underlying morality could be seen as puritanical: a celebration of the free-lovin’ drop-out Sixties it ain’t, more a weary end-of-decade critique thereof. I would have thought there was much to commend it to the Christian Union moralisers, yet as ever they couldn’t see past the surface – drug abuse, loose women. Yet it has its high moments, in more ways than one, and is always a treat for the eyes.
My decision to defy the Christian Union by seeing the film was an early step out of my fundamentalist prison and I haven’t stopped walking yet. No-one’s ever going to tell me what I can and can’t watch again: nor will I censor anyone else’s viewing. I’m still a believer, but not of the kind that the Christian Union would have thought will ever go to heaven. Guess I’ll have to live with that.
I admit I don’t “get it”
I found ‘Easy Rider’ – despite its reputation as groundbreaking – to be 90 minutes of dull pointlessness. Nicholson’s short performance not withstanding, the film has basically no plot, very little dialog, and blindly simplistic notions of issues.
The commune scenes left me, admittedly, unclear whether Hopper was attempting to portray them in a positive or negative light. He achieved neither, making the commune’s members appear absurdly foolish (c’mon, Hopper said it himself: “It’s SAND.”) while almost maintaining a bliss that appeared almost cult-like. Was he saying “Yeah, this doesn’t work.”, “Communes are amazing places where everyone works together for the common good and share their love.”, or “Here’s a commune, I don’t get it either, but make up your own mind.” ?
Yes, there were drug scenes, but frankly, they made no impact on me, a child born a year before the film was released. Not a positive, not a negative. (Their choice of locale for an acid trip seemed … uhhh … well, dumb. The formula for a bad trip includes “Go to a depressing, sad, frightening place, then hit.”)
I’ve read reviews lauding this film for being outstanding, but so many seem to either launch into political diatribes or interpret the film to directly relate to their own social views that the reviews seemed just disconnected from the film. (A good hint is to notice that nearly everyone who loves the film describes it as “clearly” representing something – yet ‘something’ is different in each review. You don’t need to be a gambler to recognize that the true answer is that ‘it probably doesn’t mean any of those things’.)
Want a true classic from the same era? Watch ‘Midnight Cowboy’.
Yes, now that I’ve thought about it, I want those 90 minutes of my life back.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama
Director Dennis Hopper
Writer Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern
Actors Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Antonio Mendoza, Phil Spector
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations.
Production Company Columbia Pictures Corporation
Sound Mix Mono, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 IIC, Angenieux Lens, Bolex Camera (New Orleans scenes)
Laboratory Technicolor, Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,615 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 16 mm (New Orleans scenes), 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2019 remaster), Spherical
Printed Film Format 16 mm, 35 mm