Mexican Made Easy - Netflix
Professional chef and cookbook author Marcela Valladolid prepares a fresh take on Mexican food and shares simple and authentic recipes in her series, Mexican Made Easy. Marcela, inspired by her dual Mexican and Southern California upbringing, transforms stereotypes of the cuisine into healthy and easy-to-prepare Mexican meals. Whether serving home-cooked dinner for her son or entertaining friends and family, Marcela brings to the table fresh flavor that fits all tastes.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Mexican Made Easy - Easy Rider - Netflix
Easy Rider is a 1969 American independent road drama film written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda, and directed by Hopper. Fonda and Hopper played two bikers who travel through the American Southwest and South carrying the proceeds from a cocaine deal. The success of Easy Rider helped spark the New Hollywood era of filmmaking during the early 1970s. A landmark counterculture film, and a “touchstone for a generation” that “captured the national imagination”, Easy Rider explores the societal landscape, issues, and tensions in the United States during the 1960s, such as the rise of the hippie movement, drug use, and communal lifestyle. Real drugs were used in scenes showing the use of marijuana and other substances. Easy Rider was released by Columbia Pictures on July 14, 1969, grossing $60 million worldwide from a filming budget of no more than $400,000. Critics have praised the performances, directing, writing, soundtrack, visuals, and atmosphere. The film was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1998.
Mexican Made Easy - Post-production - Netflix
Despite being filmed in the first half of 1968, roughly between Mardi Gras and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, with production starting on February 22, the film did not have a U.S. premiere until July 1969, after having won an award at the Cannes film festival in May. The delay was partially due to a protracted editing process. Inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of Hopper's proposed cuts was 220 minutes long, including extensive use of the “flash-forward” narrative device, wherein scenes from later in the movie are inserted into the current scene. Only one flash-forward survives in the final edit: when Wyatt in the New Orleans brothel has a premonition of the final scene. At the request of Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider, Henry Jaglom was brought in to edit the film into its current form, while Schneider purchased Hopper a trip to Taos so he would not interfere with the recut. Upon seeing the final cut, Hopper was originally displeased, saying that his movie was “turned into a TV show,” but he eventually accepted, claiming that Jaglom had crafted the film the way Hopper had originally intended. Despite the large part he played in shaping the film, Jaglom only received credit as an “Editorial Consultant.” There are various reports about the exact running time of original rough cut of the movie: four hours, four and a half hours or five hours. All deleted footage is believed to be lost. Some of the scenes which were in the original cut but were deleted are: the original opening showing Wyatt and Billy performing in a Los Angeles stunt show (their real jobs) Wyatt and Billy being ripped off by the promoter Wyatt and Billy getting in a biker fight Wyatt and Billy picking up women at a drive-in Wyatt and Billy cruising to and escaping from Mexico to score the cocaine they sell an elaborate police and helicopter chase that took place at the beginning after the dope deal with police chasing Wyatt and Billy over mountains and across the Mexican border the road trip out of L.A. edited to the full length of Steppenwolf's “Born to Be Wild” with billboards along the way offering wry commentary Wyatt and Billy being pulled over by a cop while riding their motorcycles across a highway Wyatt and Billy encountering a black motorcycle gang ten additional minutes for the volatile café scene in Louisiana where George deftly keeps the peace Wyatt and Billy checking into a hotel before going over to Madam Tinkertoy's an extended and much longer Madam Tinkertoy sequence extended versions of all the campfire scenes, including the enigmatic finale in which Wyatt says, “We blew it, Billy.” Easy Rider's style — the jump cuts, time shifts, flash forwards, flashbacks, jerky hand-held cameras, fractured narrative and improvised acting — can be seen as a cinematic translation of the psychedelic experience. Peter Biskind, author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls wrote: “LSD did create a frame of mind that fractured experience and that LSD experience had an effect on films like Easy Rider.”