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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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2 Comments

  1. Love that we got a double feature this month. For next month, I’m rooting for either ON THE WATERFRONT or LIFE OF BRIAN. Either would be great.

  2. I delayed listening to this episode after hearing about Peter Fonda’s death. It was just too soon for me. I appreciate the discussion you both had before the news broke. EASY RIDER has been one of my favorite flicks for years, and it was just nice to hear that people much younger than me are still enjoying it to this day. Cheers guys.

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