Easy Rider

Easy Rider is a 1969 American independent road drama film written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern, produced by Fonda, directed by Hopper. Fonda and Hopper played two bikers who travel through the American Southwest and South, carrying the proceeds from a cocaine deal; the success of Easy Rider helped spark the New Hollywood era of filmmaking during the early 1970s. A landmark counterculture film, a "touchstone for a generation" that "captured the national imagination," Easy Rider explores the societal landscape and tensions in the United States during the 1960s, such as the rise of the hippie movement, drug use, communal lifestyle. Real drugs were used in scenes showing the use of marijuana and other substances. Easy Rider was released by Columbia Pictures on July 14, 1969, grossing $60 million worldwide from a filming budget of no more than $400,000. Critics have praised the performances, writing, soundtrack and atmosphere. Easy Rider was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1998.

After Hopper’s death in 2010, Peter Fonda outlived him for 9 years until his own death in 2019. Wyatt and Billy are freewheeling motorcyclists. After smuggling cocaine from Mexico to Los Angeles, they sell their haul and receive a large sum of money. With the cash stuffed into a plastic tube hidden inside the Stars & Stripes-painted fuel tank of Wyatt's California-style chopper, they ride eastward aiming to reach New Orleans, Louisiana, in time for the Mardi Gras festival. During their trip and Billy stop to repair one of the bikes at a farmstead in Arizona and have a meal with the farmer and his family. Wyatt picks up a hippie hitch-hiker, he invites them to visit his commune, where they stay for the rest of the day; the notion of "free love" appears to be practiced, with two of the women and Sarah sharing the affections of the hitch-hiking commune member before turning their attention to Wyatt and Billy. As the bikers leave, the hitch-hiker gives Wyatt some LSD for him to share with "the right people".

While riding along with a parade in New Mexico, the pair are arrested for "parading without a permit" and thrown in jail. There, they befriend ACLU lawyer George Hanson, who has spent the night in jail after overindulging in alcohol. George decides to travel with Wyatt and Billy to New Orleans; as they camp that night and Billy introduce George to marijuana. As an alcoholic and a "square", George is reluctant to try it due to his fear of becoming "hooked" and it leading to worse drugs but relents. Stopping to eat at a small-town Louisiana diner, the trio attracts the attention of the locals; the girls in the restaurant think they are exciting, but the local men and a police officer make denigrating comments and taunts. Wyatt and George decide to leave without any fuss, they make camp outside town. In the middle of the night, a group of locals attack the sleeping trio. Billy screams and brandishes a knife, the attackers leave. Wyatt and Billy suffer minor injuries. Wyatt and Billy wrap George's body in his sleeping bag, gather his belongings, vow to return the items to his family.

They find a brothel George had told them about. Taking prostitutes Karen and Mary with them and Billy wander the parade-filled streets of the Mardi Gras celebration, they end up in a French Quarter cemetery, where all four ingest the LSD the hitch-hiker had given to Wyatt and experience a bad trip. The next morning, as they are overtaken on a two-lane country road by two local men in an older pickup truck, the passenger in the truck reaches for a shotgun, saying he will scare them; as they pass Billy, the passenger fires, Billy has a lowside crash. The truck passes Wyatt who has stopped, Wyatt rides back to Billy, finding him lying flat on the side of the road and covered in blood. Wyatt covers Billy's wound with his own leather jacket. Wyatt rides down the road toward the pickup as it makes a U-turn. Passing in the opposite direction, the passenger fires the shotgun again, this time through the driver's-side window. Wyatt's riderless motorcycle flies through the air and comes apart before landing and becoming engulfed in flames.

Hopper and Fonda's first collaboration was in The Trip, written by Jack Nicholson, which had themes and characters similar to those of Easy Rider. Peter Fonda had become "an icon of the counterculture" in The Wild Angels, where he established "a persona he would develop further in The Trip and Easy Rider." The Trip popularized LSD, while Easy Rider went on to "celebrate 60s counterculture" but does so "stripped of its innocence." Author Katie Mills wrote that The Trip is a way point along the "metamorphosis of the rebel road story from a Beat relic into its hippie reincarnation as Easy Rider", connected Peter Fonda's characters in those two films, along with his character in The Wild Angels, deviating from the "formulaic biker" persona and critiquing "commodity-oriented filmmakers appropriating avant-garde film techniques." It was a step in the transition from independent film into Hollywood's mainstream, while The Trip was criticized as a faux, popularized underground film made by Hollywood insiders, Easy Rider "interrogates" the attitude that underground film must "remain segregated from Hollywood."

Mills wrote that the famous acid trip scene in Easy Rider "clearly derives from their first tentative explorations as filmmakers in The Trip."When seeing a still of himself and Bruce Dern in The Wild Angels, Peter Fonda had the idea of a modern Western, involving two bikers travelling arou


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Roman Catholic Diocese of Port Elizabeth

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Port Elizabeth is a diocese located in the city of Port Elizabeth in the Ecclesiastical province of Cape Town in South Africa. On July 30, 1847, an ecclesiastical territory was established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District from the Apostolic Vicariate of Cape of Good Hope and adjacent territories; the Eastern Vicariate was itself subdivided three times. On 27 December 1847, Dr. Aidan Devereux was consecrated, in Cape Town, Bishop of Paneas and first Vicar Apostolic of the Eastern Vicariate, by Dr. Griffith, under whom he had worked for nine years. Through the Dhanis family of Belgium the new vicar Apostolic received the first considerable funds to start work, but his life was spent in the turmoil of wars, was a struggle with poverty and the dearth of priests. His successor, Dr. Patrick Moran, had been curate of Irishtown and arrived in the colony in November, 1856, he was a man of energy, a strenuous opponent of the grant of responsible government.

The Sacred Congregation of Propaganda appointed him first Bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1870. Next year, the Rev. James David Richards was consecrated bishop at Grahamstown, as titular bishop of Retimo, by the Vicar Apostolic of Natal, Dr. Allard. Dr. Richards had spent twenty-two years in the country and, whether as a writer, or lecturer, or pastor, had left his mark in the land, he founded the Cape Colonist, a paper which had campaigning views on purity in public life and on the native problems. In 1880 he brought to South Africa the first contingent of Trappists, as teachers. About two years before Dr. Ricards's death a coadjutor was appointed in the person of Dr. Peter Strobino, however, became an invalid soon after the death of Dr. Ricards. Dr. Strobino was succeeded in 1896 by the Rt.. Rev. Hugh MacSherry administrator of the diocese of Dundalk in Ireland, consecrated a few months before. June 13, 1939: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Port Elizabeth January 11, 1951: Promoted as Diocese of Port Elizabeth The cathedral is Cathedral of St. Augustine in Port Elizabeth.

The Port Elizabeth Oratory serves the parish of St Bernadette in Walmer. Bishops of Port Elizabeth Bishop Michael Gower Coleman ) Bishop John Patrick Murphy Bishop Ernest Arthur Green Bishop Hugh Boyle Vicars Apostolic of Port Elizabeth Bishop Hugh Boyle Bishop James Colbert Vicars Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District Archbishop Hugh McSherry Bishop Peter Strobino Bishop James David Richards Bishop Patrick Moran Bishop Aidan Devereux Roman Catholicism in South Africa Port Elizabeth Oratory Catholic Hierarchy This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed.. "Eastern Vicariate of the Cape of Good Hope". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton