Easy Rider

American adventure film, colour, 1969, by Dennis Hopper, Language: English, Subtitles: Hungarian, 95'

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SCREENINGS

09.10. 21:00
Uránia National Film Theatre

Directed by Dennis Hopper
Screenplay by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper
Director of photography László Kovács
Music by: Roger McGuinn, Steppenwolf, The Byrds
Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Antonio Mendoza, Phil Spector, Mac Mashourian,Warren Finnerty
Production: Pando Company Inc., Raybert Productions

The rolling gag is linked to a specific character, where he/she keeps coming out with anexpression or pun time after time. The best-known Hungarian rolling gag goes “Easy rider,öcsém” /“Easy rider, buddy”/, that for Hungarians is impossible to conceptualize without hearing the voice of Imre Csuja. Dennis Hopper’s cult film erects a monument to the longing for freedom, to a vast, overwhelming, strong America, to an era when masculinity was alsomeasured in horsepower. This film not only bumped up sales of bikes and jackets, but formany it also served as a lifestyle consultancy. So many saw this bygone age as the age of opportunity: the opportunity to break away from society and smash through social barriers.Although the denouement of the film suggests that small-minded people still restrictfreedom, still the final message is that it is worth taking the risk for such a level of liberty.