Saturday, May 5, 2012
ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (1973)
This movie is basically an inverse of the movie EASY RIDER. Our characters are two motorcycle cops in Arizona who hassle hippies and in one scene even use a poster of Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper as target practice. The plots of the two films also have some similarities which seem pretty obvious and an equally downbeat ending. The film starts out with a downer too with what appears to be a suicide and then goes into the main story of John Wintergreen, who's played by Robert Blake(who's known mainly as having been the star of BARETTA and having possibly shot and killed his wife in real life) and his quest to become a detective. It fits in well alongside the era's classics for it's look at humanity and how the world wasn't black & white or good & evil in any clear cut way anymore. This movie isn't an exploitation flick in any way and probably doesn't fit into this blog much at all since it's filled with way deeper themes than most of the nonsense on here but it's definitely worth checking out for fans of the greatest decade that ever produced films.