Questions arise, such as: What did they do with the body? This film shows the new woman in film, as Paikea is a strong independent woman who is shown with emphasis on strength and the ability to surpass all obstacles and rise above the oppression. For instance, the low-slung choppers that Billy and Wyatt ride inspired an enormous fad in not only motorcycle design, but in the design of bicycles. Course don't ever tell anybody that they're not free, 'cause then they're get real busy killin' and mamin' to prove to you that they are. All these events provoked the emergence of feeling of paranoia, intolerance, increasing violence. Long, slow establishing shots transition the environment from nature to city over the course of the movie, which keeps the eye entertained.
The message is clear: no matter how free a person is, he or she still answers to a higher authority. The movie begins with an anonymous student by the name of Olive Penderghast, whose desperate desire is to be recognized and noticed. She enjoys this new attention so much, that she. Throughout this section, there is a peaceful feeling. The film undeniably affected our image of straight America in a biased way, playing up straight America's inherent contradictions. Hanson gets the cyclists sprung from jail and then promptly joins them.
An easy analysis of 'Easy Rider': the film that defined the 1960s In this video, I will analyze 'Easy Rider' After scoring a drug deal in Los Angeles, 2 hippie bikers with a gas-tank full of money travel cross-country to Mardi Gras. He realizes that death is the only way to truly be free and turns around and heads down the road to die. As I entered the restaurants, honestly, my initial assumptions were not entirely true. The real question is, why? Periodically, like a group taking a break, the cyclists stop and so does the music for quiet encounters—with a toothless rancher and his huge, happy family or with a commune of thin hippies, whose idyll seems ringed with unacknowledged desperation. Advertisement But Billy is paranoid, probably because of all the grass he smokes, and in later scenes, they're oblivious to the dangers they invite with their strange appearance. The soundtrack is yet another area in which Easy Rider excels.
In the next scene of their dope deal, they are now in California where they have smuggled the drugs for sale to a dealer. That would be Hitchcock at his best. They leave the motel and camp out in the wilderness. As they continue their journey they pick up a. Once on the road you learn that their names are Wyatt and Billy, an obvious reference to Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid who are considered American legends, as well as outlaws. Instead of hiring a musician to compose a score for the film, Hopper decided to use pre-recorded music from Bob Dylan, The Band, Steppenwolf, and Jimi Hendrix on the soundtrack. The original title was Easy Rider: Scarlet Cross, but he changed the title to.
Both on Harley Davidson motorbikes they look like the cowboys from American westerns. Billy gets the giggles around the campfire at night. The technique of confusing the scenes and times is masterfully utilized to achieve the sense brisk and jerky life-style of the characters. He uses these traditions as a way to keep females oppressed and Paikea continued to fight back, and prove him wrong. Advertisement One of their bikes needs work, and they borrow tools at a ranch, leading to a labored visual juxtaposition of wheel-changing and horse-shoeing.
This is important in the context of an increasingly repressive America in which the movie was set in and released. Would you like to answer one of these instead? Well, one of them was the producer and other was the director so there was no way the Writers Guild was going to allow them to take a screenplay credit unless I insisted. Peter Fonda may have been giving a nod to his father, Henry Fonda, who starred in a number of westerns. Download file to see previous pages The worth of a spiritual journey is emphasized throughout the movie, something that is closely associated with the idea of freedom in the movie. It became one of the rallying-points of the late '60s, a road picture and a buddy picture, celebrating sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and the freedom of the open road.
Wyatt rides a chopper with the stars and stripes on the gas This interaction serves to underscore the difference between Wyatt and the Hitchhiker. Actually here Hopper instead presents quite opposite characters in the lead roles, drawing audience attention to their struggles with society and its rules and norms. What's left of the ethos of the Old West are two outlaws, now in the guise of drug dealers, who make enough money from drugs sold in Los Angeles to cover for a fun trip to New Orleans's Mardi Gras. Their friendship is deprived of sensuality and the fact that the actors while performing in the film were under the influence of marijuana only strengthened the alienation between film characters, their conversations sometimes are meaningless, do not correspond to the context and bestow upon their relations the sense of weirdness. But Torn said it was the other way around—Hopper pulled the knife on him.
In the movie Easy Rider Jack Nicholoson's character George Hanson comes in contact with two long-haired social misfits Wyatt and Billy. This follow-up film to The Wild Angels 1966 premiered at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival and won the festival's award for the Best Film by a new director. The film was also innovative in its use of a rock soundtrack in a new way. In fact, Billy gets pretty hostile when it looks like his plans will be delayed. The characters ride their choppers metal horses through the southwest, camp out in Indian ruins, and make occasional references to cowboys and Indians. But doesn't the movie play differently today from the way its makers intended? Wyatt and Billy bring the hiker to a commune that he lives in. This was the period of social protests; young people rejected the conventional way of living and as a reaction developed their own counterculture — hippie movement, that supported active way of living, traveling, accepted drugs as a life style and adored rock music.