It is hard to believe that it has been 50 years since the movie ‘Easy Rider’ was released back on July 14, 1969. The film became an instant classic that led to Oscar nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Nicholson) and Best Writing (Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern).
The opening scenes bring back so many memories of seeing the film for the first time.
Easy Rider was ahead of it’s time, representing the freedom that people craved at that time but did not fully understand. Wyatt and Billy knew the importance of chasing dreams and being your own person, so they took to the open road to find it. In this scene Jack Nicholson’s character, George knew the perfect way of putting their lifestyle into words.
The movie was the first of its kind back in the 60s, showing off the indifference, culture and how being a free spirit was not celebrated like it is today. Living the biker life is something most people do not understand, we do and we would not change it for anything in the world! Captain America and Billy have meant a lot to the biker community for decades and this iconic story will live on for many more years.
When did you first see Easy Rider?