With Linda Manz, a talented actress known for 2 other films: Days of Heaven (1978), Terrence Malick and The Wanderers (1979), Philip Kaufman. ----------- Avec Linda Manz, Les Moissons du ciel (1978) de Terrence Malick et Les Seigneurs (1979), de Philip Kaufman).
This is one of the first films I saw when I began to take films as more than just entertainment. I've seen it several times since, and — as it is one of those films that begs you to form an opinion — I still can't make my mind up about it. All I know is that it's special and that I enjoy it... [Read on above]
Una película audaz, algo sórdida y políticamente incorrecta. Todos los personajes dan rienda suelta a sus impulsos y adicciones de forma libre y desprejuiciada. En la puesta en escena se destacan algunos planos secuencias largos y, en cierto modo, discretos. La banda sonora es ecléctica y fascinante (¡el temazo de Neil Young que abre y cierra la película!)
The martyrdom of EASY RIDER is placed under a microscope as it echoes to the next generation. Linda Manz's abused, lashing-out punk loves Elvis as much as Sid Vicious (a tip to the built-in conservatism of the genre), and she is as destructive as either. Yet Hopper sympathizes w/ the futility of her gesture, meanwhile casting his own generation as no better than the Establishment they themselves hated. Haunting.
Hopper took on camera here for the first time after 9 years - he was blacklisted after "The Last Movie" was considered a flop. This movie is a dark ride into the troubled times of alcoholism and heroin addiction - Hopper was tumbling down back then. It's challenging, jerky at times, but still beautiful. I kind of see similarities between his piece and NY Cinema Of Transgression's flicks. Worthy!