This Year. Mailing List. Directed by Dennis Hopper and co-written by Fonda and Terry Southern, the film is a multilayered, important film about striving for freedom in a conformist, frigidly corrupt America. Making Easy Rider a durable classic are the powerful, varied statements it makes, both about our culture and the individuality of the time period, as it speaks loudly, and differently, to everyone who sees it, whether they grew up in the '60s, were already adults, or had not yet been born. States film writer Peter Thompson of the web site, Encore Australia, "To many people all over the world, the Establishment, or the path of the straight and narrow, was looking sinister and the protest movement--the counter-culture-- was a promise of liberation and renewal. Wyatt and Billy, unmistakably alluding to Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid, are modern-day cowboys who have replaced their horses for choppers, and sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll for guns and saloons.
The following essay looks at how those influences helped to shape a new genre in the film industry, sighting Easy Rider as a main example, and suggests some possible reasons for the relatively short popularity of the genre. Consumerism flourished, and the middle class worker enjoyed the benefits of an economy on the rise. Disclaimer: This work has been submitted by a student. This is not an example of the work written by professional academic writers. Here you can order a professional work. Find a price that suits your requirements.
Two bikers head from L. Netting a hefty profit from their latest drug deal, hippies Wyatt and Billy decide to outfit themselves with among other things motorbikes - Wyatt complete in what they call his Captain America gear and similar motif on the bike - and chucking any structure in their lives beyond the want to get there for the event, cycle from their home base of Los Angeles to New Orleans for Mardi Gras in just over a week. They don't plan to spend their proceeds on this trip - they saving that for a more carefree life in Florida after the fact - they sleeping in the great outdoors along the way.
In Act 1 Scene 2 Martha Corey is accused of witchcraft because she reads strange books and she sold pigs that later died and was accused of bewitching the pigs. Another character whose life is ruined is John Proctor. John Proctor is sent to jail because he is accused of witchcraft.