Thursday, August 29, 2013

Behind the Scenes look at the 60's

Recently I stumbled upon a Netflix documentary, Magic Trip. A film directed by Allison Ellwood and Alex Gibney about Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady and the Mery Pranksters, Magic Trip was released in 2011 by Magnolia Pictures after being shot almost 50 years prior on 16mm film. This documentary grabs your attention as it captures bizarre yet cultivating color footage of a cross-country bus trip that forever changed the United States culture. With figures such as Ken Kesey an American author best known for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and a crew of fired up explorers known as the "Merry Band of Pranksters" this film is one of hell of a ride into the 60's. As the bus "Further" is packed full of wild young adults experimenting with hallucinogens and other such drugs this footage discovers a closer look at piece of American history known as the "hippie" era. Along with the crazy characters seen in the documentary the whole crew does a magnificent job documenting the trip from a point of a view perspective. Altogether this film is a must see that will take you deep into the 60's culture.



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