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RIP Peter Fonda

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Garysb, Aug 16, 2019.

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    Garysb

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    It was announced today that he died of respiratory failure related to lung cancer. He was 79.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/16/entertainment/peter-fonda-death-trnd/index.html

    From Deadline:

    Fonda’s death comes just past the 50th anniversary of the release of Easy Rider, which debuted on July 14, 1969. The film will be celebrated with a screening and concert set for Sept. 20 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The film, which starred Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson, will be shown in sync with a live performance of its soundtrack. Expected to appear are Steppenwolf’s John Kay, who will perform Born To Be Wild, and Roger McGuinn, Others will appear under the music direction of T Bone Burnett.
     
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    He will live on forever as a constant clue/answer in NYT crossword puzzles (due to its letter content):

    Fonda movie role/Ulee

    He just might also be remembered for a movie role or two... ;)
     
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    First of his for me Outlaw Blues (loved it) and Future World (loved it). so much nostalgia with those films. Easy Rider just blew me away of course. f cancer. f it!
     
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    RIP
     
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    He'll be remembered forever for Easy Rider but I love other movies he was in like The Wild Angels, The Trip, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, Race With The Devil and the deeply underrated Escape From L.A.

    Fare thee well, Peter.
     
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    Saw I guess his last interview for the CNN series The Movies 1960’s where he talked about Easy Rider. The Sony Channel has been showing it recently.
     
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    I’m sad. :(

    R.I.P.
     
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    you know, I remembered this may have been the first of his I actually saw, just before OUtlaw Blues. at my aunts house. My aunt susan is just like me. she tried to tell me the end maybe wasn't the end as it looked. I always think of her when I see it.
     
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    Fonda was an icon.

    I was thinking about Easy Rider the other day, and how it was a counterculture masterpiece. Not necessarily a satisfying movie experience the way we’re used to, but it was showing and saying things that no one else was. It kicked open a lot of doors, and made rock music an essential part of movie making. It's hard to appreciate in our world of media saturation appealing to every possible segment of society how groundbreaking it was.
    RIP Peter Fonda.
     
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    It still has arguably the coolest opening credits of any movie ever made.


    Hopper waving his hands as the title comes up is perfection.
     
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    Easy Rider: iconoclastic and subversive in its day; very much of its time, which makes it kind of dated for me (who saw it when it opened and felt the earth tremble under me).
    But Fonda was Gold in Ulee.
    Another icon lost on the heels of Hauer.
     
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    I think filmed at Ballarat west side of Death Valley, or Rhyolite in Nevada east side of Death Valley. Also Sunset Crater Arizona, and then crossing Colorado River at either Needles or Blythe, not sure which.
     
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    As far as "Easy Rider" went, I guess you had to be there and stoned when it came out. I found the film to be terrible in general. However. there is no denying that the roles are considered iconic for the Hopper, Fonda and Nicholson. RIP.
     
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    RIP to the 'she' in the Beatles "She Said, She Said".
     
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