Out of the Blue (1980) Dennis Hopper

Out of the Blue (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada | Director: Dennis Hopper
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 89mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv - 25fps - 1014x560 - 1.56gb

Includes Audio Commentary by Dennis Hopper and Paul Lewis
(Second Audio Track)

A young girl whose father is an ex-convict biker and whose mother is a junkie has a difficult time coping with her parents' problems. 

Who knew that one of the most accurate and nihilistic depictions of the punk rock generation would be directed by Dennis Hopper? The same Dennis Hopper whose "Easy Rider" became the ultimate film of the Psychedelic generation. Irony. "Out of the Blue" is one of the most overlooked films ever made. When it was screened at Cannes, it was hailed as a masterpiece. Unfortunately, the Canadian filmmakers had difficulties securing North American distribution, regulating this to bootleg hell.

The films power is derived from the acting and the direction. Some have criticized Linda Manz and her portrayal of a dissatisfied riot girl obsessed with the recent demises of The Sex Pistols and Elvis Presley, but she actually equips herself very nicely with the role. Even better however is Dennis Hopper. His portrayal of the ultimate deadbeat dad (with incestuous tendencies) manages to be both disgusting and oddly sympathetic. There are several sequences where he tries to be the best father he can and hold a steady job, yet manages to do neither. Sharon Farrell plays the junkie mother, who isn't as amazing as her two co-stars yet is still very good.

The direction by Dennis Hopper is probably his best. He uses the avant-garde techniques from "Easy Rider" and the much panned "The Last Movie" and perfects them. The ending also is perfect, one of the most shocking and nihilistic conclusions ever. There are a few flaws (couldn't they have used more than just the opening thirty seconds for "Hey Hey My My" by Neil Young?), but overall this is a disturbing, complex, and memorable drama. Think of it as "Son of Easy Rider".
 Out of the Blue (1980)

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1 Response to "Out of the Blue (1980) Dennis Hopper"

  1. Thank you very much for posting this film! I've been wanting to see it for many years. Very difficult to find. Thanks again!

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