Last Wednesday I used this post to talk about a movie that painted an intimate portrait of a certain America. Easy Rider is an interesting foil to this idea as it attempts to present a broad view of 1960's America; A Vietnam War, racially and socially divided America. Undoubtedly, many of you have probably seen this movie, but it truly is a masterpiece. Aside from the fact that it rests at the heart (along with 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Graduate, etc.) of the New Hollywood movement, which changed how studios thought of cinema, it is truly a classic flick.
The style of this movie is undeniable and for anyone even remotely into motorcycles it's a can't miss. From Jack Nicholson's southern collegiate prep to Peter Fonda's stars and bars Americana to Dennis Hopper's rugged hippie with an edge, the wardrobe alone is a selling point. To quote the movie poster, "A man went looking for America and couldn't find it anywhere..."