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Easy Rider... hmph

So I was able to catch the uneditted version on AMC last night. I had seen the beginning a number of times, but this was the first time I had occasion to catch the middle and the end.

...whoa.

Didn't see that one coming!

I'm all for the drug-inspired scripts of that time, but I must say that I had no idea Easy Rider took a walk that far on the wildside.

Suffice to say there were some cool parts, and some parts that I couldn't possibly understand bone-sober on a Wednesday night. Will I make a point to watch it again? Probably not.

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Will I make a point to watch it again? Probably not.

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Sober no, stoned......yeah

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That WAS edited. Also, it would have helped if you were around in the 60's when it was made. There were a lot of little cliche's of the time included. There WAS a lot of hate and distrust of the so-called hippies then not like now. The hippies are in government now. Phil Spectre was the Mod who bought the coke in the beginning. Jack Nicholson was going to quit acting before this film. The 20 minutes Nicholson spent onscreen in this movie were so memorable that most of the parts he got after that were attributed to this movie. Quite a bit of the movie was unscripted and ad-libbed. Gotta love those old panhead choppers with the two and a half gallon peanut tanks, extended forks and no rear suspension.

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The movie was VERY powerful when it was released. I haven't seen it for many years, but it was a bit dated on more recent viewings. Great music and scenery, though!

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I have seen it and did not get it. I think it is pretty much a period film.

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It was made for $400k and made $41 mil. That was when the price of admission to a move was $1.50. They musta done sumptin' right.

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it made me want to get high with a prostitute in a cementary.


Im not part of the time, but i do love old movies. It was a bit slow for me. So i was watching it off and on.


2nd time they showed it, i understood the cop and a gang of others killed the one guy or beat them, because they thought, they were a group of queers.
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it made me want to get high with a prostitute in a cementary.
haha, "just shut up and put it in you mouth".




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i understood the cop and a gang of others killed the one guy or beat them, because they thought, they were a group of queers.
No, they were scared of change, of what they represented, remember Jack's speach. Funny though, these days the country peeps have the long hair.

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The first time I seen the movie, I thought it was a big disappointment. I heard that it was this great movie for years. It came on TV one night and I was like "what the F#@K going on here" and turned it off. I guess, I expected a lot from it, but had no clue of what to expect. About two years latter it came on TV again, so I watch it and began to realize what the movie was trying to say.Too bad the world is still the same... Great Movie and a good historical lesson also.



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No, they were scared of change, of what they represented, remember Jack's speach. Funny though, these days the country peeps have the long hair.
That's true, they were scared of change but really hair was not the issue. It was the act of being a true individual... Not following the programed path set forth buy the system. Thinking for yourself and always questioning till you find your own answers. Doing what you want (within reason) and living life your way. All very hard to do!

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Good points all. (and I'm not so sure I could concentrate on having sex while tripping in a cemetary. Guess I'll have to try that sometime?)

I'm fairly certain I got the message(s) as they were intended. I mean, Jack's speech really did hit home with me...and I now understand that aliens live amonst us! Great soundtrack, and lots of cool imagery.

Just not sure I could sit the gf on the couch and toss in the movie on a Saturday night. That's all.

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Just not sure I could sit the gf on the couch and toss in the movie on a Saturday night. That's all.

I'm jealous of your smoking hot girlfriend by the way. Is she back from her modeling trip yet?

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I'm jealous of your smoking hot girlfriend by the way. Is she back from her modeling trip yet?


Thanks bro.

What can I say? Dating an international lingerie model can be exhausting...but it has it's upside. She's coming back in town tonight. ...and thanks again for advance ordering that copy of her calendar. She totally appreciated that.

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