Dennis Hopper, US/Peru, 1971, 108 min.
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Given carte blanche by Universal after the tremendous commercial success of Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper took the money and ran – literally – to Cuzco, Peru with an entourage that included Kris Kristofferson, Peter Fonda, Michelle Phillips and director Samuel Fuller. Consciously self-reflexive, the film follows a Hollywood movie crew in the midst of making a western in a remote Peruvian village. Hopper’s camera lingers on the bloated decadence behind the scenes – American lust, stupidity and ego on full display.