http://ampstyle.livejournal.com/28118.html - The article from here was adapted for this group.
I don't know how people spend New Year holidays in other countries, but in Russia there are very long ones. ;-) Due to them, full of excess of idleness and eating, I remembered a film "Easy rider" I watched last year (though it was a week ago or like that), in which, I think, also much excess (but of different kind).
I heard much about "Easy rider", especially about its sountrack, including songs played by such people as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Steppenwolf. One day I decided to watch the film - also because of Jack Nicholson. ;-P
I know I'm not a cinema critic, so my first impressions are about my own perception. Well, I felt very much hate about the work. The only character which I pitied is the one played by Jack Nicholson (advocate, who is addicted to alcohol, was his role). To say about the main ones (one of them, played by Dennis Hopper, reminded me of "Pink Floyd" drummer Nick Mason by his appearance), I wasn't sorry about them. Two banana-heads, which were killed by other two banana-heads. If to try to feel the idea of "Easy rider" better, of course, the end of 60s was very much about conflict between the young people (they had another point of view on the whole world, but they had also bad characters: I mean "free love" and so on) and the old ones (or just "rednecks", who were very orthodox about life). But, as for me, the young generation behind two bikers was shown only from the worst side. The whole "Easy rider" has too much references to this: by the way, how do you like the first minutes (!!!) of the film when the main characters are snuffing cocaine? Looks like fun, though. Oppositely, there is absolutely no fun in scene of orgy in cemetery during LSD trip. Odious moment, but it was shot excellent: it shows what it's like to use drugs with all the ensuing consequences. I think it's quite good film to show it to young people for giving them an idea like: "Don't take drugs, or you'll become an idiot".
The main expression about the film I can compare with looking through the keyhole and seeing unpleasant things, to say at least. Another thing is that it can be useful for not doing the things like those ones. Especially when you have a chance to end like the main characters of "Easy rider".
p.s.: Due to film "Easy rider" I know what "Manfred Mann's Earth Band" sang in song "Mardi Gras day" about. ;-P