Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Movie Review: Easy Rider (1969)

The Summer of Love is so far away (time-wise). This movie enables me to get a sense of what living during the late 60s/early 70s might have been like. Besides all the appeal of free love and free drugs the movie also portrays the dark sides of being a hippie: Being an outcast of society, drug trafficking, bad trips and ultimately death.

About the movie: Two friends want to go from Los Angeles to New Orleans to see Mardi Gras. On their way they stop at some hippie places in rural areas. They do different drugs. Especially strong is the scene with an LSD-Trip on a graveyard with the two main characters and two hookers. The camera work is astonishing.

My overall rating: 8/10. While the movie probably won't keep you on the edge of your seat, I think that young  people (like me) can appreciate it for being a document of a time we'll never know in person.

IMDb: Easy Rider

11 comments:

  1. Classic film and great review :)

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  2. classsicccc! :D

    Here, have some love <3

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  3. I'm going to have to check this out. I work at a library, so I'm sure I can special order it. Thanks for the post!

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  4. Mmhh, I might see it, I think it's kinda my type of movie.

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  5. I havent seen this movie, but it looks worth while.

    keep up the good work!

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  6. your posts keep getting better and better!

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  7. Haha, nice. Keep up the good reviews!

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