Saturday, May 2, 2009

"Easy Rider"

1969 was quite a year as evidenced by the number of iconic albums and movies which are celebrating 40 year anniversaries this year.

One such movie is Easy Rider, the flick which paired Peter Fonda (Captain America) and Dennis Hopper (Billy the Kid) as two anti-heroes riding their motorcycles across the country. The film is also notable for the role played by Jack Nicholson, the clean-cut kid who is befriended by Fonda's and Hopper's characters and comes along for the ride, and wisdom, of these two counterculture heroes.

A new 35mm print of the movie is currently being screened in New York. The soundtrack, which has recently been re-mixed, is worth a listen as well--it features performances by Steppenwolf and The Byrds, among others.

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