Dennis Hopper: Dynamite, Cocaine, Cheating Death, Subverting Hollywood, and Life on the Fringe

BADLANDS

23-06-2021 • 42 mins

Dennis Hopper revolutionized American cinema by bringing the counterculture to the mainstream with his 1969 film Easy Rider. But he also lived his life in tandem with his art, on the fringes of society and sanity. His stubborn attitude and crazy ideas quickly transformed him from a hippie prophet into a longhaired loser. Hopper’s journey from success to failure and back again took him through jungles, deserts, and mountains, and involved varying degrees of drugs, guns, hallucinations, and ex-wives – all part of a lifelong search to save his career, and his life. To see the full list of contributors, see the show notes at www.disgracelandpod.com/badlands. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence. This episode was originally published on June 23, 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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