Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dennis Hopper dead at 74

Dennis Hopper succumbed to his battle with prostate cancer this morning. He was in and directed some great films. As much as I generally share Erik's loathing of hippies, I have always loved Easy Rider. I don't know, may simply be my fondness for the landscape aesthetic of New Mexico. That said, Hopper was in a lot of excellent films including, Rebel Without a Cause, Cool Hand Luke, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, Hoosiers, and Colors. He was also great in his scene with True Romance with Christopher Walken, race-baiting the gangster anti-Christ in a vendetta kind of mood.