Easy Rider

Dennis Hopper (director, screenwriter, starring)
Peter Fonda (screenwriter, starring)
Terry Southern (screenwriter)
Jack Nicholson, Karen Black (starring)

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1969. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1969 film, showing Phil Spector emerging from a truck.

"Bonnie and Clyde" may have given the New Hollywood era its legs, but "Easy Rider" gave it the gas. Dennis Hopper's directorial debut had its world premiere at Cannes, on May 8, 1969, but would not debut in the US until July 1969, in a significantly edited form. Nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Jack Nicholson.

Set and shot on location throughout California, New Mexico, Arizona, Louisiana, and Utah.

10 x 8 inches. About Fine.

National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 545. Ebert III.

[Book #156224]