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Thread: Anyone watched Easy Rider?

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    Anyone watched Easy Rider?

    I just watched Easy Rider and I think it was really interesting and some people say it captured the 60s do you agree with this and what did you think of the movie?


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    It probably captured something of the 60's in the States. We didn't see very much like that over here; probably just as well, getting gunned by some dude in a truck at that age ain't the best way to go!

    Great film, though. I went and got myself a pair of metal gold-rimmed glasses right after watching that movie, like many another young berk. Yes sir, those were the days
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    Originally Posted by oldkeith
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    It probably captured something of the 60's in the States. We didn't see very much like that over here; probably just as well, getting gunned by some dude in a truck at that age ain't the best way to go!

    Great film, though. I went and got myself a pair of metal gold-rimmed glasses right after watching that movie, like many another young berk. Yes sir, those were the days
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    Was it boring in the UK?

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    Is there anyone who HASN'T seen easy rider?
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    Originally Posted by 1968
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    Was it boring in the UK?
    Not at all. It was different.

    P.S. Loved the film and saw it a few times, even when I was too young to get into the cinema.
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    The amount of chopped machines increased after that on UK roads, before it was the ton up machines. Been there done that in 71.
    Not all who wander are lost
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    saw the matinee way back in 69, been making and riding chops ever since
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    I haven't seen that film for years.

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    Originally Posted by marshlander
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    Not at all. It was different.

    P.S. Loved the film and saw it a few times, even when I was too young to get into the cinema.
    In what way?

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    In the US of A you had Harley Davidsons hogs , here we had Rayleigh Choppers.
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    I guess the scene here was a bit muted by comparison with some of the movies we saw from the States. We had our Mods & Rockers seaside brawls in the first half of the 60's, but this wasn't everybody's best way to spend a summer weekend. I had mates in both camps, so a bit difficult at times.

    The huge size of the States, the long open roads and vast countryside, and the overwhelming sense of freedom that gave, suited film-making a whole lot better than over here, chugging back through Watford on a drizzly Sunday afternoon on a one-cylinder bike.
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    Originally Posted by 1968
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    In what way?
    We weren't at war in Vietnam and conscription had finished here. I think that made for many differences. For me it was all about the music. British music sounded different and our musicians often looked different. I think we also had more inclination to mix up genres and experiment, but that may be down to me not knowing enough about music from other places. We thought we were cool and groovy and nearly believed it while hanging on to the day job or staying on at school. Everything was ... "incredible" ... certainly not boring!
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    Originally Posted by 1968
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    I just watched Easy Rider and I think it was really interesting and some people say it captured the 60s do you agree with this and what did you think of the movie?
    I saw it when it first came out. It made me the hippy I am today.

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    Originally Posted by marshlander
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    We weren't at war in Vietnam and conscription had finished here. I think that made for many differences. For me it was all about the music. British music sounded different and our musicians often looked different. I think we also had more inclination to mix up genres and experiment, but that may be down to me not knowing enough about music from other places. We thought we were cool and groovy and nearly believed it while hanging on to the day job or staying on at school. Everything was ... "incredible" ... certainly not boring!
    So do you think the 70s 80s and 80s were fun in their own way.

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    Originally Posted by Paul
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    Is there anyone who HASN'T seen easy rider?
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    I haven't, and I've been riding bikes for 36 years......
    Smile - It'll make them nervous.

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    *Gasps* at Colin M. Great soundtrack, and some nice hogs!
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    Yawn I'm so tired with this big bag of coal on my head...

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    captain america fondas bike was built by some inner city type school was about 7 built but some were nicked now loads of people say they have the original they gave one to that haggerty bloke big lad with big beard there was some thing missing of captain america did you spot it

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    Originally Posted by julianthegypsy
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    *Gasps* at Colin M. Great soundtrack, and some nice hogs!
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    Hogs - that'd be those outdated American motorcycles......
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    Smile - It'll make them nervous.

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    Originally Posted by Colin M
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    Hogs - that'd be those outdated American motorcycles......
    Well they are now, but they were almost up to date when the film was made!
    Yawn I'm so tired with this big bag of coal on my head...

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    Originally Posted by julianthegypsy
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    Well they are now, but they were almost up to date when the film was made!
    You think?
    Smile - It'll make them nervous.

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    Originally Posted by Colin M
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    You think?
    Well it was a very long time ago! I had a 1964 ironhead sportster some years ago, and I can tell you it was a lot quicker than the new ones!
    Yawn I'm so tired with this big bag of coal on my head...

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    Ahh anyone who's turning around the age of 16/17 watching it for the first time? Wouldn't it be lovely..

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    so again did you spot what was missing from the bike captain america

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