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Easy Rider (1969)

Billy (Dennis Hopper), George (Jack Nicholson) og Wyatt (Peter Fonda) på tur tvers over det amerikanske kontinentet i "Easy Rider"

Director:
Dennis Hopper
COUNTRY
USA
Genre
Drama/Road movie
NorWEGIAN TITLE
Easy Rider
RUNNING TIME
94 minutes
Producer:
Peter Fonda
Screenwriters:
Peter Fonda
Dennis Hopper
Terry Southern


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Wyatt Peter Fonda ½
Billy Dennis Hopper ½
George Hanson Jack Nicholson
Karen Karen Black ½

 

Review

Dennis Hopper's cult classic Easy Rider is an extremely atmospheric and politically interesting film about social alienation, liberation and generation gaps. The film is not as much about events as it is about people and environments, as Hopper and Fonda are welcoming us into their void - one they experience or one they want to experience. In any case, it is all very inspirational and fascinating, and at times even powerful dramatically. What's most impressive, however, is the way the film still keeps its relevance today; these are people, not characters - even though they are all somewhat caricatured. Dennis Hopper's performance is hilarious, Fonda looks great, but underplays his character, while the real treat here is Jack Nicholson who easily steals every scene he's in. The ending is bit too much message, but the tone and feel of the film holds its own against most contemporary films of the same essence. Easy Rider remains an important and charming piece of cinematic history.

Re-reviewed: Copyright © 14.1.2005 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
Original review: Copyright © 18
.8.1996 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
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