Musician-writer-actor-rapper-filmmaker Nicholas Pino joins us to discuss EASY RIDER, the era-defining counter-cultural juggernaut starring Peter Fonda, directed by, co-written by, and co-starring Dennis Hopper, and financed by "Monkees money." Nick was in pre-production on his feature film debut BOSCO when COVID-19 stopped the world, a job acquired on the strength of his music videos, commercials, web series, and the great short film "The Funeral Band." The conversation between two South American-American screenwriters covers everything from the death of the counter-culture to the death of Captain America to the death of America itself, plus loads of insight into the filmmaking process.

VOTE on whether EASY RIDER is "essential NOLA cinema"

Recorded 6/11/20. Show index: Podcasts • Pies • Music Film • Sound-alikes • Movie music • Groundbreakers • Taking risks • Mardi Gras '68 • Hopper & Fonda • Chaos as a plan • The Corman Effect • End of the 60s • Terry Southern • Structure & sound mix • Director Hopper • Redneck threats • Jack Nicholson • Time • End of the American Empire • Idealism • Polar opposites • Electric horses • Faces & the New Wave • Homogenization • D.I.Y. • Musician-Actors • Film=Hip-Hop • Nick's debut feature • Screenwriting • L.A. • LatinX diversity • Mardi Gras & capitalism • BOSCO & "Brown Gringo" • Jermaine Quiz • "British Quarter Hustler"

Nicholas Pino • "The Funeral Band" • Jealous MonkDumbSmart Industries


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