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EASY RIDER Easy Rider is a late 1960s road film a story about the search for freedom in a conformist and corrupt America in the midst of paranoia bigotry and violence It was made in the year of the Woodstock concert but the tone of the film is remarkably tragic and bleak perhaps aiming to reflect the collapse of the idealistic 60s The journey by two self-righteous anti-hero bikers eastward through the American Southwest is deliberately described to us through the pumping soundtrack The excerpt to be looked at begins at the point where the drug deal has just been finalised and we see an extreme close up of the fuel tank of Wyatts motorbike the audience is supposed to place a fetish value on the bikesis stated by the use of the hand held camera which caresses the objects Hugo 70 The shot then tilts up to reveal Wyatt rolling his money up and hiding it in a tube that is kept in the petrol tank of his Harley donning the American flag Steppenwolfs The Pusher a song which is overtly against hard-drug pushers and dealing is playing as the action occurs The overall message of this scene that the two protagonists are committing a crime is hammered home by the introduction of the first piece of rock music the anti drug song The Pusher This links the deal scene at the airport with the introduction of the motorcycles Hugo 70 You know I smoked a lot of grass Oh Lord I popped a lot of pills But Ive never touched nothin That my spirit could kill You know Ive seen a lot of people walkin round With tombstones in their eyes But the pusher dont care Aw if you live or if you die God damn the Pusher God damn hey I say the Pusher I said God damn God damn the Pusher
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