BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
70's cinema was the total high point. Movies that were about people not CGI or comic books.
One of my all time favorites, but it's interesting how my opinion of the main character changed over the years. When the movie was released I was in my 20s and thought Nicholson's Bobby was one of the coolest characters I'd ever seen. I didn't see it again for nearly 20 years and, although I loved the movie just as much as ever, I thought he was a complete asshole. The last time I saw it, not long ago, I wasn't sure.
That's the sign of a good movie, right?
On a Jack Nicholson kick, Bill? First Psych-Out, now this.
Love the restaurant scene and the female hitchhikers, but I can't watch anything with that ugly, cockeyed Scientologist Karen Black in it.
I'm with Michael. Our idea of what constitutes a cool man has changed. But I still like this movie a lot. I'm willing to put up with Jack's a bad boy every now and then.
I liked the scene where Nicholson's rich wastrel Bobby Dupea ran for public office in Texas after he impulsively left his dead-end oil rig job. Wait -- that was "W."I liked the scene where Nicholson's Piyush Dupea changed his first name to "Bobby" and derided funding for volcano monitoring. Wait -- that was ...
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