Easy Rider (1969) is a seminal work of the 60s. With the dearth of new material containing nudity lately, I am catching up on classics that, for one reason or another, I have not previously done. In case someone reading this has not seen this low budget film, the plot is rather simple. Dennis Hopper, who co-wrote and directed, and Peter Fonda, who co-wrote and produced, are outlaw bikers. After a successful coke sale, they take a road trip from LA to Mardi Gras. Along the way, they spend time in a hippy commune, and then are arrested in a small town for parading without a license. They find themselves in a cell with Jack Nicholson, an alcoholic lawyer who has worked for the ACLU. Jack joins them.
Camping outside a small Louisiana town, the locals beat Nicholson to death for hanging around long haired freaks. Hopper and Fonda make it to Mardi Gras, visit a whore house, and take two ladies on a tour of Mardi Gras and have an acid trip in a cemetery. On their way out of town, locals shoot both of them. Just before, there is an important discussion around a campfire, where Hopper is excited about having scored with the dope deal, and that they can now retire in Florida. Fonda only says, "We blew it."
While the music was very nostalgic, and was the first time that "found music" was used in a film, I was not impressed watching it. It was sort of old news. The "we blew it" line did puzzle me. Thank god for a featurette also on the DVD. In a very real sense, the MPAA was directly responsible for this film being made. LBJ had just created the MPAA and put Jack Valenti in charge. Peter Fonda was in Toronto promoting The Trip, and heard Valenti's first public speech. Valenti said, "My friends, you are my friends, we have to stop making movies about motorcycles, sex and drugs, and make more movies like Doctor Dolittle." Fonda went back to his hotel, fired up a couple of joints, had a Heini, and was signing publicity photos, and suddenly knew what he wanted to do for his next film. He woke Hopper out of a sound sleep to get him interested in the project.
The featurette is chock full of anecdotes about the making of the film, and the attitudes they encountered shooting in the south. Most interesting of all was Hopper's explanation of the "we blew it" phrase. According to Hopper, the film is actually an anti-counter culture message. The two "outlaws," by exercising their version of freedom, were actually destroying their country, and with it, their freedom. I would never have guessed that. Indeed, the film was interpreted very subjectively wherever it played. In Texas, they cheered the killing of the outlaw long hair hippy freaks, while California audiences stood up and screamed "off the pigs," which, in a way, makes Hopper's point about "we blew it."
The film was nominated for Oscars for best original screenplay and best supporting actor (Nicholson), won Best First Work at Cannes, and received several other awards and nominations. Interestingly, the 20 minute making of featurette also won awards. Hopper claims that he was trying to make a "European art film" and hoped to win at Cannes. I was unable to find complete Box Office information, but this little independent film, made for $340.00 K, has earned $19,100,000.00 in rentals alone. Not all of the talent was in front of the camera. László Kovács was the DP, and did amazing work. Bob Dylan wrote lyrics for a song for the film.
We have female nudity in two scenes. The first, in a hot springs at the hippy commune, Luana Anders and future California State Senator Sabrina Scharf show breasts. In the second, Toni Basil, as one of the New Orleans hookers, does full frontal and rear nudity.
It is currently sitting at 7.2 with fairly consistent scores from all demographics. There is no doubt about the importance of this film, but I found the back story far more compelling than the film itself viewing it from the perspective of 36 years later. This is a B+, as much for the importance of the film as for its quality.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
- Charlie's French Cinema Nudity Site has been updated.
I have never seen this movie. As far as I know, it is not
available anywhere on any home medium. I suppose this was taped off
a TV broadcast.
I don't even know much about the film, but I know it features the
one and only time when a big TV star from my generation (Stefanie
Powers) did any clear nudity. That's pretty much all I need to know.
Colorado court rules that it is bad to be nice!
Andy Garcia is putting the final touches on his directorial debut,
'The Lost City,' a film about a family living through
the 1959 Cuban revolution that brought Castro to power.
- I know from my many years among the Cuban exile community in
Miami that the revolution, the flight to freedom, and the
aftermath in Miami could include enough material for dozens of
great movies. These are interesting and rarely discussed
subjects, but for me they are merely matters of interest. For
Andy they are matters of personal passion. He was born in Cuba
three years before the revolution, and his affluent family fled
Castro's regime. Andy's family would be a great story on their
own. Like many Cuban refugees, the Garcias had to leave their
money behind and start with menial labor in Miami, but
eventually they rebuilt a new fortune in America.
Here's the trailer from The Boys & Girl From County Clare, which
features Andrea Corr.
- This heartwarming comedy centers on two brothers, John Joe
and Jimmy, who haven't seen each other in twenty years. Having
parted on bad terms, they meet at the All Ireland traditional
music finals as leaders of rival Irish dance bands. Romance
ensues between Anne (Andrea Corr), a beautiful fiddle player,
and Teddy, a brilliant young flute player, members of the rival
bands leading to more than just a musical rivalry.
The Daily Show's Bob Wiltfong suggests re-branding CBS with 'news
nipples' and the Cryptkeeper."
The Daily Show's review of the State of the Union address.
The Daily Show's Steven Colbert gets behind the reasons for war,
Journalist Joe Klein scares Jon Stewart with horror tales of "no-cial
The Elvis Cup is back in the building.
A New York State court ruled Friday that same-sex couples must be
allowed to marry. Despite this ruling, the Mets' Mike
Piazza remains married to a vagina-bearing person.
North Koreans with long hair are unhygienic anti-socialist fools.
South Koreans with long hair, however, are pretty cool cats.
- North Korea's state-run Central TV even identifies violators
by name and address, showing their pictures and exposing them to
jeers from other citizens.
MAN SUES McDONALD'S AND PARIS HILTON FOR MAKING HIM FAT AND
STUPID. 47.2 Million Fat, Stupid Americans May Join
- "Elsewhere, in yet another video hoax, the CIA now believes
that the last tape of Osama bin Laden was actually Hokey Pokey
Jennifer Garner says she might quit acting to fulfil other goals.
She has some bathroom tile that really needs re-caulking. Oh - and
also she wants to be a doctor, lawyer, investment banker, pianist,
author, chef, and Czar of all the Russias.
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock have been voted the world's most
attractive 40-year-olds. Clooney is only 40? I thought
he was, like, 70 or 75.
The hot spot to be on Saturn? The south pole. Saturn
has a strange "polar vortex" which, directly contrary to what is
known about Earth and three other planets, makes its south pole a
hot spot rather than a cold one.
The makers of American Idol are suing the producers of Peruvian
Idol. (The real name of the Peruvian show is Superstar)
Why has Paige Davis been fired as Trading Spaces host?
The wild rumors involve weight gain, bad hair, and ... multiple
sex tapes ...
Jacksonville uses floating hotels for the Super Bowl
Super Bowl XXXIX means big business for ... um ... those who know
what to do with a hot dog.
Super Bowl XXXIX brings horny male visitors to Jacksonville, but
it has the country's worst strip clubs!
Six in 10 Americans Are Pro Football Fans. It is the
number one sport with men (and scollege football is #2), and is
the number two sport with women (behind figure skating).
Serbian television presenter Suzana Mancic pleaded with her media
colleagues to refrain from publishing images from a pornographic
video she made with her husband, which has appeared on
the black market in Belgrade.
Weekly World News: "GREAT NEWS FOR BEER DRINKERS ... SUDS MAKE YOU
SMARTER. "Albert Einstein downed two six packs a day."
Other Crap archives. May also include newer material than the
since it's sorta in real time.
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are the latest movie reviews available at scoopy.com.
- The yellow asterisks indicate that I wrote the
review, and am deluded into thinking it includes humor.
- If there is a white asterisk, it means that
there isn't any significant humor, but I inexplicably determined
there might be something else of interest.
- A blue asterisk indicates the review is written
by Tuna (or Junior or Brainscan, or somebody else besides me)
- If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too
ashamed to admit it.
Words, pictures, and vids from
to Tulsa" (1997)
In "Keys to Tulsa"
(1997) Washington DC-born actress Joanna
Going reveals her little ones, and all the rest, in several
scenes. The language in these 5 clips from Polish TV is
English with a Polish translator in voice-over. How people can
ever get used to that is beyond my comprehension. I find it
distracting and annoying but I think we aren't really
interested in what they are saying here ;-)
1. Given the complete incomprehensibility
of this film in English, I can't see any additional problems caused
by the simultaneous Polish voice. In fact, it may make more sense in
half-heard Polish. To tell ya the truth, this is the case of a bad
movie that I like because it is sexy, atmospheric, and over-the-top.
Joanna Going, however, is beautiful.
2. I switched from Windows Media Video V8
to V9 after the first two of these .wmv's. You may need to upgrade
to that codec.
Info here. I made the .wmv versions of each
of the ICMS videos. (He makes the .avis, of course.) The latest codecs for these: Windows Video V9, Windows Audio 9.
The upside of these is that you know the codecs, and they'll play in
the Windows Media Player. The advantages of these are (1) that they
are compatible with any up-to-date windows OS, and (2) the file
sizes are economical. The downside is that the quality is inferior
to the originals.
If you have trouble with the .avi videos on this site, there is a
tool designed to determine which codec is needed for any video.
4. Because of a unique combination of
circumstances with the Windows media player and some substantial
bandwidth theft, we have to do all of our movie files in zip
format. Left click on the files as you normally would to view a
you get a choice, click on "save", and put it on your hard drive in
the directory of your choice. UnZIP and play from there. I know this is not especially convenient, but it
allows us to carry film clips. I can protect .zip files from
hot-linking in the same way I can protect still images. For some
reason, if I protect .avis and .wmvs from hot-linking, they will not
play in the Windows media player, and I can't get a satisfactory
work-around. Perhaps I will find a better solution, but for now this
new policy allows you to continue getting the movie clips you want
to see, which is much preferable to my abandoning the clips
Here are the final results and comments for last week's poll Best Nude Debut, the 90's.
This week's poll...
Which actress has been the most convincing playing a stripper?
Here are the results of our most recent other polls...
The Top 20 Nude Scenes of 2004
The Best Nude Film Debuts of the 80s
Email Scoopy Jr. with your nominees, comments or suggestions.
|About 400 plastic surgeries and 23 years ago...Here she is topless and showing a bit of bum in scenes from "The Seduction" (1982). Not the best quality 'caps, but considering that this was a lame, lo-budget movie then and is not on DVD now...these aren't that bad.
|Both ladies are topless in scenes from the South Korean movie "Oldboy" (2003). I've never heard of this movie before today, so naturally I was a little surprised to see it ranked at #105 in the the IMDb top 250!
'Caps and comments by Dann:
Shoot video of your every move, and turn it into a movie. That's the premise of this 2002 comedy from the UK. It's also, unfortunately, the way they made the movie, so what you get is 1 hour and 34 minutes of video, purposely (I assume) made to look very amateurish.
Three petty thieves, and not very good ones, decide that the real money is in making a movie about bank robbers. They enlist a very thuggish bank robber for the part of the villain, and he turns the tables by committing a real robbery during filming.
There are some funny bits, but frankly, overall this thing falls flat, and the video gimmick is downright annoying, even though they kept the quality decent. Kate Magowan and Caprice Bourret are beautiful, and there are a few more lovelies flitting about, but that's maybe the only reason you might want to check this one out.
|Crimson Ghost 'caps of the Skinemax babe doing her thing in scenes from an episode of "The Best Sex Ever". Toplessness everywhere plus rear nudity in links 8,9,10 and 25 and pubes in links 32,35 and 43.
|Kitt 'caps featuring scenes from the Hong Kong flick "Xiang Gang qi an zhi qiang jian" aka "Raped by an Angel" (1993). Yau is topless, Ng is mostly seen getting groped, but there is a side/rear breast view in #3.
|Señor Skin 'caps of the B-movie favorite and former "Emmanuelle". Here she is topless in scenes from the direct-to-vid Burt Reynolds movie, "Raven" (1997).
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
JOHANSSON TIRED OF OLD GUYS
Lost In Translation - 20-year-old actress Scarlett Johansson says she's sorry
she told a newspaper that she enjoys the company of her older male co-stars,
such as Bill Murray and John Travolta. Asked if she'd date an older man, she
said, "A guy who's 40, 50 or 60 years old...why not? I don't think that you
can control who you fall in love with." She said that ever since, "It's
horrible," that only "balding men with giant guts" ask her out. She pleaded, "Young
men can feel free to seduce me."
Sorry, Ashton Kutcher prefers MUCH older women.
She wishes Jack Nicholson would just LEAVE HER ALONE!
Of course, these days, the young guys have giant guts, too.
LOHAN SUED OVER AUTO COLLISION
Big Boobs, Deep Pockets - A Los Angeles couple are suing Lindsay Lohan for
hitting their car with her Mercedes last summer. The suit claims Lohan
"negligently owned, controlled, repaired, entrusted, maintained and operated an
automobile as to cause it to, and it did, become involved in an accident or
collision, injuring and damaging plaintiffs," resulting in continuing "pain,
discomfort and physical disability." The New York Post notes that paparazzi
photographed the fenderbender, and neither car looked all that dinged up.
They insist that their car WAS dinged, scratched, scuffed, bent, folded,
crimped and mutilated.
Their lawsuit must want damages to be paid by the word.
I may sue Lindsay, too: her CD has caused me more pain and discomfort than
this fenderbender caused.
PLAYBOY: THE VIDEO GAME
That's Tom's Fantasy - Playboy has released its first video game, "Playboy:
The Mansion." It's a fantasy role-playing game like "The Sims," in which the
player becomes Hugh Hefner and has to build the Playboy empire while keeping
the bunnies happy and partying with virtual celebrities. Spokeswoman Deanna
Brooks (Miss May 1998) said, "I could potentially be having sex with Tom Arnold
or Carmen Electra." Except the celebrities were given the option of what their
computer lookalikes could do, and Tom Arnold's is programmed only to play
sports and smoke cigars.
The programmers figured, "Why bother? Sex with Tom Arnold is nobody's
When they say "virtual celebrities," they're not kidding.
Each player starts the game with 100 cases of Viagra and has to finish
before it's all gone.
They promise it will keep you gripping your joystick for hours.
KINKY TO BE FIRST JEWISH GOVERNOR OF TEXAS?
They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore - Thursday at the Alamo, irreverent
author/singer Kinky Friedman of the Texas Jewboys announced his candidacy for
governor. To those who worry about his lack of experience, he said, "Trust
me. I'm a Jew. I'll hire good people." Under signs reading "Let's Get Kinky,
Texas," the cigar-chomping Friedman promised to run on a "de-wussification"
platform. He would legalize casinos to pay for schools, rethink the death
penalty, and outlaw the declawing of cats.
He's already lost the votes of everyone with upholstery.
He wants to make sure that only guilty people get the death penalty, which
is 'way too wild an idea to win in Texas.
Unfortunately, Austin is the only place in Texas that will get Kinky.