Listening to the Smile boxset and wishing there was more Dennis in it.

Listening to the Smile boxset and wishing there was more Dennis in it.

The universe [occupied by the characters in Two-Lane Blacktop] is one that’s familiar in recent American films like Bonnie and Clyde, Easy Rider and Five Easy Pieces. It consists of the miscellaneous establishments thrown up along the sides of the road to support life: motels, gas stations, hamburger stands. The road itself has a real identity in Two-Lane Blacktop, as if it were a place to live and not just a way to move. There may be homes and gardens hidden behind those interstate terraces, but for the four people in this movie — the road, as the saying goes, is home.
— Roger Ebert, in his 1971 review of Monte Hellman’s classic

The universe [occupied by the characters in Two-Lane Blacktopis one that’s familiar in recent American films like Bonnie and ClydeEasy Rider and Five Easy Pieces. It consists of the miscellaneous establishments thrown up along the sides of the road to support life: motels, gas stations, hamburger stands. The road itself has a real identity in Two-Lane Blacktop, as if it were a place to live and not just a way to move. There may be homes and gardens hidden behind those interstate terraces, but for the four people in this movie — the road, as the saying goes, is home.

— Roger Ebert, in his 1971 review of Monte Hellman’s classic

Must watch video of Dennis Wilson’s "Lady/Fallin’ In Love" (1970). Live & learn.

Must watch video of Dennis Wilson’s "Lady/Fallin’ In Love" (1970). Live & learn.

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I never grow tired of Two-Lane Blacktop imagery. Endlessly inspiring ’70s Americana grit.

I never grow tired of Two-Lane Blacktop imagery. Endlessly inspiring ’70s Americana grit.

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Monte Hellman’s two-lane blacktop