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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 6:03 am

Just watched Easyrider last night. I note it was from 1969 and seemingly filmed entirely under the influence of various substances.
I had never seen it before and I had heard about it being some sort of cult classic film.
I think you have to be on LSD or THC to even make any sense of it at all.
Its a shame I cannot get a refund of the 90 minutes of my life I wasted on watching it.

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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 10:27 am

I've seen it a few times and enjoy it. 
It's a road trip movie, a finding yourself movie, anti establishment movie. 
Has multiple underlying meanings or just a visual experience. 
Certainly not everybody's cup of tea, but a movie I do enjoy. Mind you, I've seen Jaws about 30 times. 8-)

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 4:59 pm

In the context of the day it was quite controversial, especially to the establishment. Hippies were of course bad, and the emergence of LSD in that time period gave the establishment even more cause to point the finger. 

@Ironman: Better watch Billie Jack for some light relief!
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Post  Re-Cycled on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 6:30 pm

I watched it for the first time recently and I found it a bit of a downer too, didn't like the ending and destroying the pretty bikes... even though they were two-wheeled boat anchors! Sad

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Post  reddog on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 1:34 pm

Sounds like you need a dose of Stone, Mad Max or similar then Smile
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Post  Bosco15 on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 4:00 pm

Jack Nicholson. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. 
Brilliant!!

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Post  mtbeerwah on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 4:31 pm

Ha ha........Deliverance 
"squeal like a pig boy"

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Post  Chalkie on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 5:09 pm

Saw it when it first came out with a lot bike riding mates. Thought it was fantastic and raved about it for years, then I watched it again recently and couldn't believe I'd watched it. Maybe the John Travolta one (is it Roadhogs?) will have to be the new favourite
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Post  madmax on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 7:18 pm

A while back I started to watch Easy Rider, fell asleep just after they got to the commune Sleep

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Post  Ironman on Mon 12 Jun 2017, 7:38 pm

I have access to a VHS copy of stone to watch. Read up on it first - I hope its better.
Then I put on the world's fastest indian again... it is a great film.

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Post  Bosco15 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 6:14 am

If you want the ultimate motorcycle movies, find the box set.
Faster, Fastest, Hitting the apex. 
Three incredible documovies on MotoGp.

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Post  Chalkie on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 4:12 pm

Very dated and I don't know if its still available - "On Any Sunday". A doco across several branches of motorcycling.
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Post  gus on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 6:42 pm

You have to remember when it was made . Two drug dealers being the "heros" of the movie was enough to cause outrage .
Then there was the music that didn't include Bing Crosby ,Elvis of dancing .
Yes it hasn't aged well ,but at the time it was a a movie turning point
A small cult movie . And here we are still talking about it . What , 40 years later .
The scene with them crossing the bridge is a classic to me .
LSD ,Mardi Gras bit was rubbish
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Post  paul on Tue 20 Jun 2017, 10:24 am

You should try watching some early science-fiction or space travel movies if you think Easy Rider was dated .  Laughing

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Post  madmax on Tue 20 Jun 2017, 8:26 pm

@Chalkie wrote:Very dated and I don't know if its still available - "On Any Sunday". A doco across several branches of motorcycling.

I can get it

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Post  Chalkie on Tue 20 Jun 2017, 9:14 pm

Have you watched it? Has Steve McQueen and a mate in it trail riding, then other blokes each in their area of speciality flat tracking, road racing and I can't remember the others
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Post  madmax on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 5:09 pm

@Chalkie wrote:Have you watched it? Has Steve McQueen and a mate in it trail riding, then other blokes each in their area of speciality flat tracking, road racing and I can't remember the others

Not yet

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Post  gus on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 7:10 pm

Easy Rider  , you had to be there, to get it.
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Post  paul on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 8:37 pm

@gus wrote:Easy Rider  , you had to be there, to get it.
If you were there , are you sure you can remember it  Razz Laughing


...............so I take it , no new paint job & front brake removal for your bike in the near future then @Ironman  Laughing

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Post  Chalkie on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 9:17 pm

Don't forget the rake on the front forks Laughing
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Post  Ironman on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 5:21 pm

Nup no front brake removal.
Did watch Wild Hogs the other night. Was much better.

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