MIA, Brecher, and the Tamil Tigers
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A friend asked me recently if they should watch Easy Rider. I'd seen it recently because I ride, and it has motorcycles in it. I told them "no" for three reasons -- two small, and one big.
The first (small) reason is that it has 70s pacing, and I've found that most people cannot stand movies with 70s pacing.
The second (small) reason is that there are some movies with 70s pacing (The Conversation, Blood Simple, Point Blank) that has enough other stuff in it to make it worthwhile. Either a clever plot, or a fantastic ending, or cool characters. Easy Rider has none of those redeeming elements. The plot is so stupid even the movie doesn't bother with it, the ending is lame, and the characters are dated.
Now here's the third (big) reason. Easy Rider is not famous for its plot, ending, or characters. It's famous because it encapsulated a time in history, and as Le Wik says, is "A landmark counterculture film, and a "touchstone for a generation" that "captured the national imagination"". Sure. But what was countercultural then is mainstream now, the generation is not your generation, and far from capturing your imagination, you'll just find it trite.
Arulpragasam is today's "edge".