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Monday, 31 May 2010

Pop Quiz Hotshot - Dennis Hopper 1936-2010

Dennis Hopper succumbed to cancer the yesterday. He will be missed. However, he can still be remembered as a true character of the world of cinema and he was responsible for some of the most iconic and memorable movies of all time, as actor, writer, producer and director...

Pop Quiz Hotshot

One of my personal favourites

If it wasn't for Easy Rider (1969) that he directed, co-wrote and co-stared in, then there would have been far fewer cool, influential and rebellious American movies and maybe fewer cool European movies that Hopper himself was inspired by in his approach to making Easy Rider and then in turn inspired them back.

Cowboys on wheels!

Through his work from Rebel Without A Cause (1955) to Easy Rider to Apocalypse Now (1979) to Blue Velvet (1986) to Speed (1994) you can see an understanding of the other and dark side of modern culture both in terms of character, time and place.

Apparently he has a sick art collection too...

God bless Dennis Hopper!

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