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We Blew It (2017)

How did America change from Easy Rider into Donald Trump? What became of the dreams and utopias of the 1960's and 1970's? What do the people who lived in that golden age think about it ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Ronee Blakley ... Herself
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Charles Burnett ... Himself
Tobe Hooper ... Himself
Peter Hyams ... Himself
Stanton Kaye Stanton Kaye ... Himself
Jeff Lieberman ... Himself
Michael Mann ... Himself
Bob Rafelson ... Himself
Stephanie Rothman Stephanie Rothman ... Herself
Jerry Schatzberg ... Himself
Paul Schrader ... Himself
James Toback ... Himself
Fred Williamson ... Himself
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How did America change from Easy Rider into Donald Trump? What became of the dreams and utopias of the 1960's and 1970's? What do the people who lived in that golden age think about it today? Did they really blow it? Shot in Cinemascope - from New Jersey to California - this melancholic and elegiac road-movie draws upon the portrait of a confused, complex and incandescent America one year after the start of the electoral campaign. That golden age has become its last romantic border and an inconsolable America is about to pull on a trigger called Trump. Written by jbthoret

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France

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8 November 2017 (France) See more »

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Requiem in C Minor: I. Introitus, Te decet
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Great documentary about the loss of innocence
28 November 2017 | by Sellers5See all my reviews

More than a documentary about cinema, this film asks the following question : how did we go from "Easy Rider" to Donald Trump ? Traveling through the United States, the filmmaker meets everyday people and some famous directors (Michael Mann, Tobe Hooper, Bob Rafelson, Peter Hyams...). With the use of beautiful photography, clever editing and great music, Jean-Baptiste Thoret digs deep in the heritage of the sixties and seventies, and gradually comes to the conclusion that it might not have been such a "golden era". "We blew it" is a road-movie that thinks, asks questions, and tries to define what is left of an era when cinema was important to people, and when it gave them answers to what they were living. A must-see for those in love with American cinema, and the USA in general.


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