THE TRIP (1967 U.S.) D/P: ROGER CORMAN W: JACK NICHOLSON P: FRANCES DOEL
This landmark film looks decidedly dated today and never was outstanding, but it is an important piece of cinema history that`s real fun to watch (on acid). Peter Fonda is a tv commercial Director (who has a pretty cool, very 60`s pad) who takes L.S.D. so he can get more in touch with his feelings (during a messy divorce procedure). Bruce Dern is on hand to guide him through the trip. Dennis Hopper is the dealer who turns up in the long, rambling pop-art bad trip filled with the usual psych nonsence you`d expect (solarisation, naked painted bodies, fast editing, disembodied voices etc.) that would all turn up on MTV years later or used to sell products. The times surely have changed, but that said this has dated much better than some other 60`s relics, and the surprisingly downbeat ending is effective. Nicholson had of course been associated with Corman and A.I.P. for years and had written FLIGHT TO FURY for Monte Hellman. With Susan Strasberg, Barboura Morris, Luana Anders, Beach Dickerson, Dick Miller, Tom Signorelli, Angelo Rossitto and Peter Bogdanovich.

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