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Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« on: May 08, 2012, 03:37:50 AM »
Fight Club vs. Easy Rider

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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 05:31:17 AM »
Easy Rider is an awesome movie, but as a kid watching it I always got really depressed when Jack Nicholson died.

I had to go with Fight Club, had I not read the book before watching it it would have kept me wondering what was going on in it.
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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 07:40:03 AM »
Fight Club is one of those rare films that I feel succeeds in conveying the book. One of the best adaptations of all time, imo.

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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 09:19:13 AM »
Never actually seen Easy Rider... guess I don't need to now that MC ruined the ending!
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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 09:21:45 AM »
Never actually seen Easy Rider... guess I don't need to now that MC ruined the ending!

Sorry. But that's not really the ending, it's somewhere around the middle, if I remember right.
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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 09:23:20 AM »
His eyes were clean and pure but his mind was so deranged

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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 12:23:37 PM »
One of my favorite scenes of all time:


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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 12:48:34 PM »
Loved easy rider, but then watched it in my film class again, and realized. It kinda bored me a lot. So fight club all the way.

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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 12:51:40 PM »
the first half of Fight Club is fun, but the rest of it falls apart for me.

Easy Rider was part of a huge shift in movies and what they could be and who they could be about and who could make them and who would go to see them. it's a weird and unique thing.

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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2012, 10:16:21 PM »
Easy Rider
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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 09:43:47 PM »
fight club sucks balls.
still time to change your vote, folks!


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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 10:02:33 PM »
I've always loved the scene at beginning where Hopper and Fonda were putting their money in those tubes and putting it in their tanks. That scene, combined with the music is so badass. I used to watch it when I was kid and I wanted so bad to grow up and have a bike and be an outlaw/badass.

When I watch it now though, I get kinda bored with it at times. It has a badass soundtrack and a cool story/characters, but it just doesn't grab me like it used to back in the day.


It comes back to the whole "which one is more important vs. which one do you prefer" argument. As far as importance/significance, Easy Rider easily takes the cake. But I'm voting simply for the films I enjoyed more, which is why I voted for Fight Club.


fight club sucks balls.

LOL

yeah, Empire is a pretty shitty movie too  :roll:
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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2012, 10:05:59 PM »

fight club sucks balls.

LOL

 Empire is a pretty shitty movie too

agreed.

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Re: Rd. 1: Fight Club vs. Easy Rider
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2012, 10:08:59 PM »
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