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Easy Rider

Oh joy! Tonight I went with Paul to our best theater, the Fremont, to see Easy Rider on the big screen. It is second in a series of classics being shown in this wonderful art deco large theater, twice a month. Next time: Bullitt.

I liked it as much as I did when I first saw it lo these many years ago. Maybe even more, if that's possible. I laughed and found myself moving with the music and loving Peter Fonda...sigh...and just enjoying the whole thing. It was total delight. I want to tell everyone "Go see it!" but of course that isn't possible, not on the big screen.

It made me think about films and how in some ways they have evolved over the years yet in the heart of it they have not, rather like good music. Good is good.


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Sep. 26th, 2005 12:16 am (UTC)
The end was tragic, random, violent. I'd like to think we've come further than that in the last 40 years. But I may just be kidding myself.

I think I liked the movie, but I'm not really sure I can describe why.
Sep. 26th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
The ending wasn't random, unfortunately. It was the theme of the movie, or the subtheme or whatever. I assume when you say you hope we've come further that you mean our society. I hope so too. Yet it seems we always have people who use hate to bolster their own fragile selves.

I liked the sense of the movie, the way it representated a whole era so well - my roomie doesn't necessarily agree with me, but I do feel it was amazingly real - and that no doubt comes from the fact that the stars were actually doing what they themselves would do...that is, in a way they were playing themselves. (Certainly they actually were getting high.)

I also loved the music. I keep saying that I don't have a "time" - I don't worship a certain musical era. Yet there may be something to the theory that we are fonder of what we liked when we were young adults. I love so much music that it is hard to choose but all of this music, in this movie, hit soft spots.
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