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  • Originally posted by atlantis View Post
    Though I've watched some of the one you've listed I've never watched nor heard about "Alice's Restaurant" and have a pretty poor knowledge of what are the iconic films in american history. However you guys make it sounds tempting to watch. Anyone knows if it is available anywhere on the web?

    Please bear in mind that I am a total disgrace when it comes to computers or any software to be downloaded prior to watch. I don't even know how to use properly skype...
    The whole movie is on Youtube, Atlantis - I assume you have heard of that website

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0jfwlWDgto

    If you want to get super adventurous, download something called "Clipgrab"

    You can then download a youtube clip to your computer, so u don't have to deal with any streaming hiccups.

    To be honest, I'm not a massive fan of that movie. Some better movies from that period (IMHO) that reflect the mood of the late 60s include "Easy Rider","The Graduate", "In the Heat of the Night", "Bonnie and Clyde", "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "Midnight Cowboy". Also, the documentary about "Woodstock" also gives an insight into the hippy culture. It's all subjective of course

    Just spotted Mr B's list - definitely agree about "Harold and Maude".
    Last edited by Hallier; 29-05-14, 10:26.

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    • Originally posted by Hallier View Post
      The whole movie is on Youtube, Atlantis - I assume you have heard of that website

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0jfwlWDgto
      Hahaha! Yes, I've heard and sometimes even dare to browse that youtube stuff! But I reckon it is only recently that I found out that it was so massive. I feel a bit dated and technology impaired when I see my 5 years old daughter surfing the web (under the mother's supervision though) and talking about things she's found online. For me, just sending 10 emails without messing up any of them gives me already the feel that I have some kind of super power.

      Originally posted by Hallier View Post
      If you want to get super adventurous, download something called "Clipgrab"

      You can then download a youtube clip to your computer, so u don't have to deal with any streaming hiccups.

      To be honest, I'm not a massive fan of that movie. Some better movies from that period (IMHO) that reflect the mood of the late 60s include "Easy Rider","The Graduate", "In the Heat of the Night", "Bonnie and Clyde", "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "Midnight Cowboy". Also, the documentary about "Woodstock" also gives an insight into the hippy culture. It's all subjective of course
      I decided to take a day off today and I am not gonna go diving so I am tempted to watch again "Easy rider" (great one). Love Bonnie & Clyde also and have watched it again not long ago.

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      • Originally posted by Hallier View Post

        To be honest, I'm not a massive fan of that movie. Some better movies from that period (IMHO) that reflect the mood of the late 60s include "Easy Rider","The Graduate", "In the Heat of the Night", "Bonnie and Clyde", "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "Midnight Cowboy". Also, the documentary about "Woodstock" also gives an insight into the hippy culture. It's all subjective of course

        Just spotted Mr B's list - definitely agree about "Harold and Maude".
        I could also add a few more ... "Cool Hand Luke", although it's a bit older than the rest (only by a couple of years, in some cases) ... the incomparable "Little Big Man", once again directed by Mr. Penn ... (funny how some of the films most reflective of the '60s and early '70s were actually stories from the 19th century American West, but this was the time when some "heretics" in the film industry got enough autonomy and financial backing to create their own works which dared to "re-write" some of our history from a more balanced and complex perspective)

        ... a more obscure little gem called "The Last Detail" starring Jack Nicholson and a very young Randy Quaid ... for the hippie and 60s culture and music as such, aside from "Easy Rider" and "Woodstock", the Maysles Brothers documentary about the Rolling Stones and Altamont Festival, "Gimme Shelter" and also Frank Zappa's "200 Motels" (for a very "anti" hippy perspective), and Scorsese's "The Last Waltz" would also be appropriate.


        ETA: This page from Wikipedia (not "wikiAlice", that's an anti-Alice propaganda site) is a good one-page reference for "Alice's Restaurant" (the song, the movie, the background story, etc.)

        http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...27s_Restaurant
        Last edited by Mister Bule; 01-06-14, 18:40.
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        • There was a time in the 60s where pretty much anything was allowed in a movie. The 60s youth drug culture was shown in "Wild in the Streets". The openness of porn running though a forest was displayed in "Vixen", and something that I have still yet to understand the meaning of is "Candy" but it sure had a lot of big name stars in it.
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          • Originally posted by Hallier View Post
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            To be honest, I'm not a massive fan of that movie.
            Agree - the movie "Alice's Restaurant" is okay, but nothing special. It's Arlo Guthrie singing the song that's memorable.

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            • Originally posted by Mister Bule View Post
              It's a very good film, in my opinion, and much darker and more "serious" than the song itself, although the film is also humorous in parts. I definitely recommend it highly, along with "Harold and Maude" and "Midnight Cowboy", to name two.

              I don't know about the availability on the net, but I imagine so. Maybe a more tech-savvy member than myself could help you find / download it.

              If I was in the States I could burn a copy to DVD for you (is that advocating breaking a law?), but I don't have it here.
              Midnight Cowboy I suppose belongs in the group, but its so utterly depressing, once is enough for me.

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              • Originally posted by Puspawarna View Post
                Agree - the movie "Alice's Restaurant" is okay, but nothing special. It's Arlo Guthrie singing the song that's memorable.
                Maybe you are too young to appreciate the cultural/political implications, nuances that underscore the historical significance of the movie .... or perhaps coming of age in the 60's makes everything else pale by comparison for me.

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                • Originally posted by waarmstrong View Post
                  Midnight Cowboy I suppose belongs in the group, but its so utterly depressing, once is enough for me.
                  True - although if you think about it, they weren't big on happy endings in those days. Most of those movies have down-beat endings. It must have been before the movie studios did audience testing.

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                  • True, Hallier. Compare Parallax View (Warren Beatty uncovers mind control group that programs assassins) with the "goodness emerges" of Bourne.

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