Re: Easy Rider

John Andrew (J_Andrew@ACAD.FANDM.EDU)
Mon, 24 Jun 1996 11:52:59 -0400

> Well, I uncovered my copy of Easy Rider (the movie) yesterday
>and popped it in the vcr for immediate viewing...I had a quick question(s)
>for list participants...
> 1. Your impression of the movie.
> 2. At the end of the movie when Peter Fonda says: "We blew it"
> what exactly does he mean...? His life...their life...???
I always thought it referred to their effort to find "freedom" - and the
film's use of many related symbols - drugs, the road, etc. - and, of
course, they did not find freedom- BTW, my students (and I) love the Jack
Nicholson character, not only because it's a young JN but because of the
dialogue -
John Andrew

John Andrew email: J_ANDREW@ACAD.FANDM.EDU
Department of History fax 717-399-4413
Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA. 17604-3003

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