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Easy Rider (1969)



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Easy Rider is often praised for being an eloquent record of the time in which it was made. But the same can also be said of Blow Up, A Hard Day's Night, and The Graduate, other defining films of the sixties that have assets beyond the academic.

Ok, so there's a rift between hippies and the establishment. Ok, so the two main characters of Easy Rider have sold out to it but remain unable to become a part of it. Now what? Easy Rider paints this picture but never really does anything with it, remaining content to brood over it instead. The result is a sorely dated film, one that speaks -- not that it had anything helpful to say -- only to a specific group of people that don't even exist anymore as a cultural entity.