Easy Rider (1969)

Easy Rider (45:39)

Easy Rider 2

Get your motor runnin’ because our 77th edition revs up the hippy bike movie. Jack Nicholson became a star, Peter Fonda became the icon of cool and Dennis Hopper became a madman (and he also directed one of the most influential films in history). If you want to know what we thought of this ‘un, don’t blow it like Billy & Wyatt. Listen! Also, go get yourself some Sparkplug Coffee

LINKS:

Easy Rider on Wikipedia

Peter Fonda on IMDb

Dennis Hopper on IMDb

Jack Nicholson on IMDb

Terry Southern on IMDb

Jane Fonda and daddy Henry on IMDb

AFI’s Top 100 lists

1969 Academy Award winners and nominees

“Born To Be Wild” opening credits on YouTube

Fonda breaks character and laughs at the fireside on YouTube (go to the 4:32 mark)

The Weight montage on YouTube

Nicholson’s fireside scene on YouTube

The acid trip graveyard sequence on YouTube

“Why don’t you get a hurr-cut” ending on YouTube

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls book on Wikipedia and documentary on IMDb

The Grapes Of Wrath on IMDb and our T100P podcast

Midnight Cowboy on IMDb

The Last Movie on IMDb

The Limey on IMDb (and Fonda’s speech about the ’60s on YouTube)

Bonnie And Clyde & The Graduate & Midnight Cowboy T100P podcasts

Next week on the T100P: Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

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2 thoughts on “Easy Rider (1969)

  1. No argument from me about the ending being abrupt! Having said that, the ending is pretty much all I remember about a film that I enjoyed enough once and admire for its influence, but overall it didn’t register with me in a long-term way.

    Oh, and speaking of the type of indie filmmaking ER influenced, how about a Not 100 podcast on ‘Slacker?’

    1. Probably not. We’ve got maybe 5 more Not 100s and Slacker has no chance of making that cut. I don’t think the movie is all that great. Definitely an interesting debut and it set Linklater’s tone, but I wouldn’t call it a great movie.

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