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Extra Milestone – Easy Rider (1969) and Do the Right Thing (1989)

It might be several weeks late, but July’s EXTRA MILESTONE is here! With Jon away on vacation, Will Ashton and Sam Noland decided to tackle not one, but two notable classics celebrating anniversaries. First up is Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider, the counterculture classic celebrating its 50th anniversary, followed by Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, the eternally relevant commentary on racial tensions celebrating its 30th anniversary. 

Theme Music: “The Pusher” by Steppenwolf on the Easy Rider Motion Picture Soundtrack.

Show Notes:

  • 00:00 – Introductions/why the episode is late
  • 05:34 – What didn’t win this month
  • 13:08 – Easy Rider
  • 56:28 – Easy Rider (Spoilers)
  • 01:12:42 – Do the Right Thing
  • 01:49:18 – Do the Right Thing (Spoilers)
  • 2:00:32 – What we’re considering for August/Conclusions

Help us decide what to discuss for the month of August:

  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • On the Waterfront (1954)
  • North by Northwest (1959)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
  • Life of Brian (1979)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • Natural Born Killers (1994)
  • The Iron Giant (1999)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)

Let us know which Extra Milestone you want us to settle on by commenting below.

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