Tribute review as today is Jack Nicholson’s 79th birthday.
EASY RIDER, 1969
Two young bikers complete a drug deal and use their earnings to finance a trip from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of the American Dream. This epic journey takes them deep into the heart of the United States; a nation wrought with violence and prejudice during the collapse of the free-spirited society that was the 1960’s.
“A man went looking for America and couldn’t find it anywhere…” reads the tagline of Easy Rider, a low-budget production from two aspiring young film-makers in Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda, which managed to capture the culture and society of the late 60’s and served to define the genre of the ‘road movie’. Even now, almost forty years after it’s release…
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