Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Two-Lane Blacktop: Take Two

Monte Hellman's Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) is one of the coolest indie-style movies I've ever seen. A meditative vibe, with all sorts of absorbing Zen-like elements, and an unexpected arc. There's also the valuable documentary aspect of filming along Route 66 and points East.

Makes me want to hit the road again, certainly. I've rambled along most of the extant stretches of Route 66 over the past thirty years, but there's always more to see. 

Today's Rune: Protection.  


the walking man said...

Yeah if I could handle the weight of a pack I'd go again too.

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana and I did some route 66 last year as we went through that area.

Johnny Yen said...

I've been curious about this one since it was re-released a couple of years ago. I'll have to check it out.

One of the things I gave up in order to do nursing school was travel. I've really been jonesing for a road trip. I've thought about retracing the Route 66 route with my son sometime in the next few summers, when he'll be on summer break from college.