Presented by James M. Tate / 1/28/2017 / No comments / counter culture , joseph bottoms , judy davis , road movie , seventies
BOTTOMS BROTHER JOSEPH: HIGH ROLLING IN A HOT CORVETTE
|Joseph Bottoms, Judy Davis & Grigor Taylor YEAR: 1977|
Joseph, brother of late cult actor Sam (Lance from APOCALYPSE NOW), very obscure Ben (MORE AMERICAN GRAFFITI) and alpha bro Timothy Bottoms (THE LAST PICTURE SHOW and ROLLERCOASTER), would play a character as fancy-free as they get: And the connection with Hopper is that his game-changing counter culture classic, EASY RIDER, was obviously still relevant Down Under: In this tale, two spontaneous rebels, sharing lots of youthful energy and a devil may care attitude, journey down an initially jovial path that turns somewhat dark and dangerous...
|Hyperactive Bottoms jovially lectures Taylor|
His character, a Texan cowboy fitfully named Texas, is quite the lady's man: either in the carnival where he and boxing buddy Alby... played by Grigor Taylor in a dependable straight man role... hit the narrow road after stealing a green Corvette from a strange middle-aged male driver who had picked them up and, most importantly, who happens to be carrying a trunkful of drugs. Making this not only a ragged road movie but one of many "found cache" flicks with a price to be paid — hoodlums eventually follow the boys right as the frolicking, freewheeling first and second acts run dry...
|Judy Davis Hitching for a Ride|