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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Adios Dennis (Dennis Hopper, 1936-2010)





Earlier in this blog, I'd written about Dennis Hopper's terminal cancer and that he was dying. Well, he's gone. Great actor, brilliant director, amazing photographer, fantastic artist, lousy husband. 
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Everyone talks about Easy Rider and Blue Velvet but do you guys remember the brilliant scene he did with Christopher Walken in True Romance
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Here it is in case you were living under a rock in the 90s:





He was also always at the right place at the right time, capturing the zeitgeist of the West Coast art scene in the 60s. Here's a link to some of his most famous pictures from www.thedailybeast.comhttp://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-09-24/dennis-hoppers-sixties/
Also check out the extensive back story to Easy Rider, and indeed the rebirth of American cinema in the 70s in the Peter Biskind book, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls.

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