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Hopper - A Journey into the American Dream-logo

Hopper - A Journey into the American Dream

Tom Folsom

James Dean to Hopper "I saw what you did today. Today you were great." Jack Nicholson to Hopper "We're geniuses, you know that? Isn't it great to be a genius?" The chopper-riding hippie outlaw in Easy Rider. The prophetic madman in the jungle in Apocalypse Now. The terrifying psychopath in Blue Velvet. The kid gone wrong in Rebel Without a Cause. The actor taken under the wing of James Dean who longed to be the next Orson Welles. The hell-raising director who revolutionized Hollywood. An enigmatic man from Dodge City, Kansas, on an endless quest to realize the American Dream. Dennis Hopper has been described as a rebel, an icon, an addict plagued by demons, and one of the most important champions of the pop-art movement. Friend to Warhol, muse to David Lynch, mentor to Sean Penn, champion of Ice-T, Dennis Hopper built a career that was a half-century of rebellion waged at the edge of American popular culture. Tom Folsom's Hopper is a wild ride through Dennis's many lives. Featuring hundreds of interviews with Hopper's fellow actors, artists, musicians, and residents of Taos, New Mexico (where he spent much of his most manic time), as well as his ex-wives and many other people who knew him, Hopper takes you on an extraordinary-and sometimes troubling-journey. From Dennis's early days with his grandparents on a dusty farm in Kansas, where he watched trains go by on their way to Los Angeles, to his formative time in Hollywood as one of a bright new crop of actors straddling the edge of the studio system, to the rebellious 1960s and the start of the independent film movement, to the drug-addled 1970s and beyond, when Hopper staged one of the greatest Hollywood comebacks of all time-Tom Folsom has crafted a biography as unconventional as Dennis Hopper himself.

James Dean to Hopper "I saw what you did today. Today you were great." Jack Nicholson to Hopper "We're geniuses, you know that? Isn't it great to be a genius?" The chopper-riding hippie outlaw in Easy Rider. The prophetic madman in the jungle in Apocalypse Now. The terrifying psychopath in Blue Velvet. The kid gone wrong in Rebel Without a Cause. The actor taken under the wing of James Dean who longed to be the next Orson Welles. The hell-raising director who revolutionized Hollywood. An enigmatic man from Dodge City, Kansas, on an endless quest to realize the American Dream. Dennis Hopper has been described as a rebel, an icon, an addict plagued by demons, and one of the most important champions of the pop-art movement. Friend to Warhol, muse to David Lynch, mentor to Sean Penn, champion of Ice-T, Dennis Hopper built a career that was a half-century of rebellion waged at the edge of American popular culture. Tom Folsom's Hopper is a wild ride through Dennis's many lives. Featuring hundreds of interviews with Hopper's fellow actors, artists, musicians, and residents of Taos, New Mexico (where he spent much of his most manic time), as well as his ex-wives and many other people who knew him, Hopper takes you on an extraordinary-and sometimes troubling-journey. From Dennis's early days with his grandparents on a dusty farm in Kansas, where he watched trains go by on their way to Los Angeles, to his formative time in Hollywood as one of a bright new crop of actors straddling the edge of the studio system, to the rebellious 1960s and the start of the independent film movement, to the drug-addled 1970s and beyond, when Hopper staged one of the greatest Hollywood comebacks of all time-Tom Folsom has crafted a biography as unconventional as Dennis Hopper himself.
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James Dean to Hopper "I saw what you did today. Today you were great." Jack Nicholson to Hopper "We're geniuses, you know that? Isn't it great to be a genius?" The chopper-riding hippie outlaw in Easy Rider. The prophetic madman in the jungle in Apocalypse Now. The terrifying psychopath in Blue Velvet. The kid gone wrong in Rebel Without a Cause. The actor taken under the wing of James Dean who longed to be the next Orson Welles. The hell-raising director who revolutionized Hollywood. An enigmatic man from Dodge City, Kansas, on an endless quest to realize the American Dream. Dennis Hopper has been described as a rebel, an icon, an addict plagued by demons, and one of the most important champions of the pop-art movement. Friend to Warhol, muse to David Lynch, mentor to Sean Penn, champion of Ice-T, Dennis Hopper built a career that was a half-century of rebellion waged at the edge of American popular culture. Tom Folsom's Hopper is a wild ride through Dennis's many lives. Featuring hundreds of interviews with Hopper's fellow actors, artists, musicians, and residents of Taos, New Mexico (where he spent much of his most manic time), as well as his ex-wives and many other people who knew him, Hopper takes you on an extraordinary-and sometimes troubling-journey. From Dennis's early days with his grandparents on a dusty farm in Kansas, where he watched trains go by on their way to Los Angeles, to his formative time in Hollywood as one of a bright new crop of actors straddling the edge of the studio system, to the rebellious 1960s and the start of the independent film movement, to the drug-addled 1970s and beyond, when Hopper staged one of the greatest Hollywood comebacks of all time-Tom Folsom has crafted a biography as unconventional as Dennis Hopper himself.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ray Porter

Length:

7h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

12:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:32