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Offline 1stgarry

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Motorcycle films
« on: January 11, 2019, 10:29:41 AM »
For many of us riding in the depths of winter isn't particularly pleasant, but watching biker movies is an alternative that helps to feed the obsession!!  I am curious about which ones other people watch, so what is your favourite?

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 10:37:14 AM »
There is a thread on this somewhere in the depths of the forum, there is a plethora of Youtubers out there too, so for an old fashioned film I suggest Stone, Youtube reviews Marlon in five years he's punched out the grand total of 7 videos although worth a watch if you havn't seen them, then have a hunt for a chap called Loz Blain maybe stick motorcycle review in your search terms if you want some Guzzi content Lamb Chop Rides is pretty good IMO.


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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 11:06:47 AM »
 If you have Amazon Prime they have a surprising amount of motorcycle related films.
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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 11:23:44 AM »
If you have Amazon Prime they have a surprising amount of motorcycle related films.

How about naming some of them?

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 11:34:32 AM »
Mad Max. The original. Argue all you want about how it's not a motorcycle movie, I'm sticking to it.


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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 11:41:30 AM »
Mad Max. The original. Argue all you want about how it's not a motorcycle movie, I'm sticking to it.

That was the only good Max movie.  Lots of wild kawasakis, crazy right-side-drive kars and people talking in funny accents. 

Not a bad choice considering all the awful motorcycle movies. 

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 11:52:34 AM »
https://www.rideapart.com/articles/255033/10-motorcycle-movies-you-havent-seen-yet/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_biker_films

https://motorcycleviews.com/videos/motorcyclemovies.htm

The Electric Horseman had Moto Guzzi Cop bikes in it.  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079100/

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 12:08:23 PM »
Long way round and long way down are good! In long way down they actually tour the guzzi factory.  Also "on any Sunday " brings a smile to my face!
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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 12:15:06 PM »
A short blast from the past..
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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019, 12:24:05 PM »
wow

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2019, 12:31:57 PM »
The Motorcycle Diaries 2004
Motorcycle Girl  2018
The Girl On A Motorcycle 1968
Motorcycle Women 2002
Then Came Bronson 1969
Little Fauss and Big Halsy 1970
One Week 2008
Knightriders 1981
Quadrophenia 1979
My Bodyguard 1980
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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2019, 01:03:19 PM »
Continental circus in 1972.   Starring Jack Findlay and his wife Nanou.
Very moving .

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2019, 01:12:40 PM »
Here are a few research sources.  I prefer Guzzi movies.

https://www.imcdb.org/vehicles_make-Moto+Guzzi.html

https://cybermotorcycle.com/marques/moto-guzzi/moto-guzzi-movies.htm

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2019, 01:43:40 PM »
fidanzati della morte , lots of racing and Guzzi’s. Plus factory footage.

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2019, 02:34:54 PM »
"Born Loosers" introduction of Billy Jack, played by Tom Laughlin and The Wild One, the original biker movie, staring Marlo Brando the original rebel, not Dean, in my opinion.




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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2019, 02:46:57 PM »
 Cycles South , second best motorbike movie ever made that is readily available .

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2019, 03:17:25 PM »
Road,  a film which features the talent and tragedy of the Dunlop family and road racing.

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 03:55:18 PM »
Yogidozer nailed it.

Dennis Hopper on the BillyBike defined cool.

Born Losers and The Wild One (kids wearing Holister T-shirts have no idea).

On Any Sunday.

Sigh.  Us 'Old School' riders are fading away.

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 04:13:51 PM »
Yogidozer nailed it.

Dennis Hopper on the BillyBike defined cool.

Born Losers and The Wild One (kids wearing Holister T-shirts have no idea).

On Any Sunday.

Sigh.  Us 'Old School' riders are fading away.

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And the music was darn good too. And then there's Jack Nicholson too.



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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 04:55:14 PM »
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And the music was darn good too. And then there's Jack Nicholson too.
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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2019, 06:12:00 PM »
And the music was darn good too. And then there's Jack Nicholson too.





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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2019, 06:19:11 PM »
Yogidozer nailed it.

Dennis Hopper on the BillyBike defined cool.


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I would argue it's not a motorcycle movie, there are a couple of motorcycles in it but they are an aside.

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2019, 06:32:46 PM »
I would argue it's not a motorcycle movie, there are a couple of motorcycles in it but they are an aside.

Agreed.  But as a snapshot of the general perspective on the 'Biker' persona of the period, it is reasonably accurate.

Hopper fits that image better than Fonda IMHO.


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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2019, 06:52:46 PM »
Worlds fastest Indian was enjoyable for me.  But On Any Sunday is my go to motorcycle movie.

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2019, 07:32:33 PM »
World's Fastest Indian............. ....  yes best motorcycle movie  :thumb:
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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2019, 07:33:16 PM »
I highly recommend the following as modern day must watches'

Why We Ride
Dream the Impossible
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Britten, One Man's Dream

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2019, 07:36:52 PM »
On any Sunday is really all there is.
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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2019, 09:03:50 PM »
Agreed.  But as a snapshot of the general perspective on the 'Biker' persona of the period, it is reasonably accurate.

Hopper fits that image better than Fonda IMHO.


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 Which always seemed strange , because Fonda was s lifetime rider , Hopper barely rode , even in the movie . Actors acting .

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Re: Motorcycle films
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2019, 09:10:22 PM »
Which always seemed strange , because Fonda was s lifetime rider , Hopper barely rode , even in the movie . Actors acting .

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Uhhh, correct me if I'm wrong, but if they weren't acting then wouldn't the story line get hard to follow??

Or would every movie be like Seinfield???  Orrrrrrr, all documentaries??  I'm perplexed.......... .
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