Pretentious, misogynist navel gazing that attempts to capture Dennis Hopper's musings as he attempts to edit 'The Last Movie' following his phenomenal success from 'Easy Rider'. Obviously playing to the camera there is seldom a honest emotion or word parlayed. Instead we're given a glimpse of celebrity and hedonism that is of little interest beyond being a relic of its times. Disappointing.
A pretty necessary perspective on the American counterculture. Hopper would seem to represent the folly of a kind of megalomaniac hubris, standing out from and above the times. What he really represents to me, however, is a kind of pie-eyed innocence along w/ both a frenzied excitement and a kind of forlorn wariness in the face of a new kind of freedom that was temporary and no more sure of itself than Mr. Hopper.
An intriguing and wonky stream-of-consciousness from one of the counter-cultural icons of the 1970s. A borderline cautionary tale of the nihilstic effect of individualism, but always fascinating. Hopper seems to be searching for his ideology as he verbalises it. His half-ironic claims of being a god are echoed with the "I am a golden god declaration" in 2000's very own 'Almost Famous'. A curious cinematic artefact.
I can understand how Hopper was embarrassed by this film when he got sober in the 80s, though I think he was probably more embarrassed by his halfbaked "philosophies" he sporadically gives to the camera, then the orgies/guns/drugs/etc. It's a fascinating document of a time long gone when hollywood studios gave nutjobs like this guy money to make a movie
Ah I see. Empowering free love is about men convincing women to get fucked by them as much as possible. All Dennis Hopper wants to do is lay women who aren't smarter than him. And talk over them. He does a lot of that. Kudos to the filmmakers for allowing him to expose himself. I had to turn it off because watching him have sex the third time was nauseating.