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Easy Rider (Movies)

"What's up, you?"
"What? Nothing."
"You lie. Easy Rider? Your choice, not mine."

Logan's favorite movie isn't quite so appealing to Hannah. Perhaps she's not into road movies from the hippie era. Maybe she's not a sucker for the charms of Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, or Jack Nicholson. It could be that she doesn't see the apocalyptic tale of two drug dealers traveling across the South of a bigoted and corrupt America as a reflection of the hopes of liberation and fears of the Establishment of youth. Nah, it wasn't any of those things. Hannah just wanted to get her hands on Logan's nipples. And frankly, who can blame her?

2.15 "The Quick and the Wed"

"'Freedom: That's what it's all about. But talking about it, and being it, that's two different things'...I'm quoting Easy Rider, which you may remember making me watch last summer."

This movie is such a favorite of Logan's that he pilfers from it for his competition-winning essay on freedom. Dennis Hopper's ultimately bleak biker road movie was one of the films of 1969. Writer and director Hopper and co-writer Peter Fonda starred as a couple of drug dealers who grab their cash and set out across the South on their choppers, looking for America and finding nothing. A counter-culture classic that garnered supporting actor Jack Nicholson an Oscar nod, Easy Rider taught us that freedom was just another word for nothing left to wait, that was Kris Kristofferson.

2.17 "Plan B"

"If you go undercover as a student, no Daniel Boone jacket, no peace signs. The times, they have a-changed."

The 1969 road movie Easy Rider starred Dennis Hopper as Billy, who was influenced by the Old West in his suede jacket but added a modern touch with a peace sign pendant. The look caught on with hippies (such as Keith!), but Veronica warns against wearing such clothes now to blend in with college students. She calls upon voice-of-his-generation Bob Dylan, who declared that the times, as we all know, are not what they used to be.

3.11 "Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Thieves"

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