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Unformatted text preview: fi_________—__________fl Week #9 Hist 2866 Fal 2009 1. Instructor’s Comments 2. Easy Rider (1969) — directed by Dennis Hopper — starring Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Jack Nicholson v how does this film reflect personal search? — how does this film reflect the student rebellion of the 1960s? — how does this film reflect the hippie movement of the 1960s? — how does this film reflect the baby boom generation? — how does this film reflect the unfolding drug culture? — how does this film reflect the larger acceptance of rock’n’roll music? I how does this film reflect the civil rights movement? I where is the Vietnam War? -- do you see any new film techniques here? Instructor’s Comment During the 19605, the front end of the baby boom generation (those born between 1945 and 1962) went off to college. They had already supported the unfolding civil rights movement in the early-to mid—1960; now they challenged college authority and authority in general. They often took to drugs, beginning with marijuana, then on to LSD, and then on to other things. They expressed considerable interest in the hippie movement (which rejected all middle class values), although few embraced the hippie culture. They enjoyed fast cars and motorcycles, and rock’n’roll music, now turned from entertainment to social protest and commentary, filled the airwaves. And the bulk of them opposed the Vietnam War, what they regarded as “redneck America,” and the values of the older generations, notably those who had lived through the Great Depression and World War 11. Easy Rider, made on a very modest budget, had powerful appeal to the boomers. For Next Week Outside of class, watch either The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (early 1950s version) or Dr. Strangelove. As we advance farther into the second half of the course, continue reading pages 1877241 in Mintz and Roberts. If you do not have grades for both Book Review #1 and the Midterm Exam, please see or email the instructor immediately. Looking ahead, Book Review #2 of Celluloid Mirrors is due on November 17. There is no class on Tuesday, November 24, owing to Fall Break. ...
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