COMM 546 Easy Rider

COMM 546 Easy Rider - Jake Unger 3/17/10 COMM 452: Easy...

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Unformatted text preview: Jake Unger 3/17/10 COMM 452: Easy Rider Easy Rider written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern reflects the social values of the American counter-culture during the late sixties, by following two young outlaws on their highway-journey through the American Southwest and South in search of personal freedom. While the protagonists’ main goal is to obtain personal freedom, this desire becomes an apparent illusion as the two experience indifference and hate as they travel through a “conformist, corrupt America, in the midst of paranoia, bigotry, and violence” ( http://www.filmsite.org/easy.html ). Although many people dislike the ending of Easy Rider , it is a perfect ending for the film as it encapsulates the failures of both the ideals of the counter- culture and the older generation of the time. Throughout the film, Wyatt and Billy, two outlaws embodying the youth culture’s values of the time, experience freedom as they travel the open road, enjoying the natural landscape,...
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This document was uploaded on 10/28/2011 for the course COMM 546 at UNC.

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