New Movies: Space Odyssey 1969

When you read about Mark Twain's Mississippi raftsmen and pilots, or Bret Harte's Western gold miners, they seem more remote than the cannibals of the Stone Age. The reason is simply that they are free human beings.

—George Orwell

The two men straddle motorcycles instead of horses, and they smoke marijuana instead of tobacco. But the central characters in Easy Rider are as remote as the freedom they are seeking. Wyatt (Peter Fonda) is a vague, unshaven pothead who likes to refer to himself as "Captain America." His manic sidekick Billy (Dennis Hopper)...

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