Thursday, December 8, 2022

Investigate The History of Hippies, Great & Creative Movements that call Counter-Cultures

December 08, 2022 0
Investigate The History of Hippies, Great & Creative Movements that call Counter-Cultures

What is a Hippies (Hippy) ? 




A New Culture That Inspires Many Young People

Like the Title you can see above, Today Stoneeman will discuss one topic that is still related to a topic that Stoneeman has previously discussed regarding psychedelic.


Of course, in this session Stoneeman will explain in detail about a culture or culture that has existed since 1960, Like a time machine, this culture is certainly well known in various parts of the country because of its fairly progressive movement at that time.


    Hippy History


Before we get to know     more about  the  history of hippies at the beginning  of their movement, let's  first know  where  the  word hippie  began to be known  and known to many people  to date.  Generally Hippie is known as a  movement related to the  rejection of the war  that occurred in 1955  - 1975 for American involvement ( USA ) in the vietnam war  which became  a  triggering    the  hippie movement to the surface and becoming a culture that  even continues to be generations  today.


The Origin of The Term Hippie


The original of the   word hippie is taken from the term "hip" or "hep" used  by the beat  generation. Beat generation is a literary and social  movement started by  a group of young people in the  1950s through a  paper  that influences and explores culture   and  even politics  In  postwar America.



The Origin of  the Beginning of this Hippie  Movement Began


Of the few  or few people who already know about hippie or other names are hipsters, generally the hippies movement is  known and begins to  peak due to   several  incidents that  occur  as a result of the war that occurred at that  time   in  the  1940-1960s, but what  many people know is the  incident that occurred  in the  vietnam war when america interfered    In that war  and many  young people from the  American side who were victims of  the war.


  But the  vietnam war was   just one of   several  forms of  protests by  young Americans at the time, Other factors  were based on  several  other  important international events.  such as the  African-American  civil rights movement in the 1950s, the Korean War ( 1950-1953  ) and the Hydrogen bomb test    in   1954. 


Of the many events and incidents that occurred in  the dark era  , which became a factor to  underlie the  movement carried out by these hippies  to demand that   the American  government change the  system   - a zionist system  that harmed young people  as  well as civil society at the time.


 Massive Pioneers Referred to as Beat Generation


Beat Generation is said to  be a group that pioneered the  Hippies  movement around the world.


 This generation is referred to  as a group of  young people who work in the  form of  written works who voice their voices through writing to oppose  American culture  - culture and politics  at  that time is considered unsettling by young people.


This beat generation  consists of some wild  young people who take drugs for  their substance in criticizing the government. In his writings they included sexual elements  that at that time   It was very taboo for the   public to criticize the government at that time.


This Beat Generation  was originally only engaged in  literature and  the  social movement eventually expanded to other  fields such as music,  painting, etc.  following the development of protestors at that time. 



The Impact of the Movement Carried Out by Hippies


The Movement of Humanity, Anti-War, Free Love And  the formation of the term Peace Love and unity is a symbol of the  movement that hippies do when voicing their voices.   Not only that due to the  widespread community and  hippie participants,  the  Hippies Movement itself has also grown to be very large and even worthy of being said  to be a  culture that was created because  resistance to the  government  at that time  which was in  full swing in  the   fight against the communists in 1960 ( USA ).


Hippies themselves voiced their   voices  not only in the form of  social movements, They voiced   their form of protest  through various fields & media which were very impactful at that time   such as :

  • Art (Starting from Style & how to use, Painting, Hippies has its own motifs in it)
  • Music  
  • Film

From the much  information about hippies, surely you already know that these hippies  are counter-cullture ( or you could say the  founder of several sub-cultures that follow    the  development hippies  themselves ). Like Art, Music & Film, Hippies have their own  characteristics in  exploring media, especially art media,  so as to create new sub-genres   in each of the  fields  they use . 


Hippies are synonymous with ?


Hippies is a  new cultural movement that was flattened by  young people in the early  1960s  to  voice opposition to the  old-fashioned culture of  previous generations who were only concerned with  a  profit  from the  fruits of warfare,  (   Substantially from Psychedelic Drugs ) The movement made by young people  at that time was very  creative,  the Style and the way they protested   was very  democratic.  They use   unique properties  and the decorations they wear have a deep message  such as "Love is more colorfull without war", therefore  hippies are often classified as    flower generation ( Flower Generation ).


  And don't forget to characterize  hippies for men at that time  was long hair which declared a freedom of life without restrictions.


A widespread movement  to form a Culture that  is modeled by other Countries ?!

Starting from  famous musicians such as The Beatles,Gratefull Dead,Croshby Still & Nash,  The Who,Creedence Clearwater revival, Santana, Jimmi Hendrix, Janis joplin,Jefferson Airplane And Notables -  famous figures like Jack Nicholson,Jim  Carrey, Andy Warhol who joined the  vibe when the hippies  movement peaked in  1967.



Due to the  Hippies  Fever which became increasingly popular and known as a new style  that was popular at that  time  was finally noticed by musicians  - musicians and  big figures  joined the peak  atmosphere from  1967 to 1969 with the music performance of  the Woodstock festival in Bethel,New York ( 1969 ). 


Because of the huge impact made by hippies and great figures and     musicians who participated in enlivening the peak vibes of hippies  fever at that time, it inspired many young people  from countries Another  to  follow the  hippies  ' style of voicing a voice to the government.


List of Musicians - musicians who participated  in the hippies movement :

  • The Beatles
  • janis joplin
  • Gratefull Dead
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • The Who
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Santana
  • Jimmi Hendrix
  • Canned Heat
  • Jefferson Airplane

 Hippies Culture & Style spread  to  several Europe & Asia countries, moreover  Indonesia.


 Hippies Style  Fight Form in Indonesia


From several countries that followed the  development of hippies culture  in  the 1960s, young  people in  Indonesia in  the 1970s were also  influenced by new  cultures originating from America.


Although in Indonesia only adopted a handful of  some hippies cultures such as long hair and followed fashion trends that were quite unique at that time.


The form of resistance voiced by  young  people in the country at that time was  about the  government system being too tough and taking  for  granted the long-haired young people  in  the  1970s, Child -     Young Indonesians at that time voiced a nepotist and anti-criticism  government system.  


At that time  even though the youth  in Indonesia only adopted hippies as  a  fashion  style, the Indonesian government in that era  considered long hair  a serious problem.  Young people with  long hair at that time  were not ignored by  the government as it is today, Because  the indonesian government system  at that time was authoritarian, the Government established a Coordinating  Board   Eradication of Long Hair  ( Bakorperagon ). The institution, which is also cooperated by  military officials tasked  with  cutting hair-  the hair of  young men who  are long on the  grounds that they are judged to be 'inconsistent   with the  identity of the  nation.


In the New  Order Era  , the young man with long and  long hair  was attached to the stigma of being declared a  criminal & rebel of the country.




Art media is the purest medium  in voicing the  voice of hippies youth at that time, it can be said that  the  hippies  movement  is the most creative   movement because it  uses art & music as  a medium They are  to explore in voicing their resistance.


From the results of ex-ploarsi and  collaboration between american artists, artists  & musicians at that time, Hippies was further divided  into several fields and groupings of each    in  each  medium they channeled. Hippie itself is a counter culture (  Counterculture  ) which has derivatives that are identical to: Psychedelic Art, Psychedelic  Music, Even Psychedelic  Movies.


I've previously discussed 'What is  Psychedelic?!' You can read the article   below  :

What Is Psychedelic Mean ? 


 Meanwhile, along with the development of the  Hippies  fever in 1960-1969  , there were several film directors who participated in  enlivening the hippies  fever at that time  by making  hippies films that were  averagely packed with the  Drama Musical Movies genre which was identical to   the elements of  its psychedelic.


The Development of  Hippies  Culture From the Golden Period to the Present


Starting from Art, Music and Even Film,  Hippies Culture evolved into a  broader  substance  'There are even some hippies  culturalists in the USA who  really understand the substance as  hippies  ,after they  passed through the golden age  of that era- until  now  they still adopted and made it a way to live.



Personal Understanding and Interpretation of the Hippie  Movement


The Hippies  movement itself is known as one  of the  Counter-Culture  movements that developed in the United States, this movement was born because of several underlying factors, namely freedom and way of  thinking.   The previous generation was very tough and obedient  to a  system that was contrary to the  norms of humanity at that time. 


 Historically,  this movement was founded by a group of  young people referred  to as Beat Generations, to fight against the previous generation  Beat Generations was born  as the antithesis of  the  previous  generation  who were in  value is too authoritarian and old-fashioned, as a result of the  radical thinking of  previous generations  blinded  by the ambition of  conquest, war and Power !     Hippies formed a movement known as the new Left   movement.




Friday, December 2, 2022

7 films with the title of Midnight Movies You Should Watch in 2023

December 02, 2022 0
7 films  with the  title of Midnight Movies You Should Watch in 2023


7 film you should watch in the middle of the night
7 film you should watch in the middle of the night

Holla,  today will discuss/provide a reference to the film which is certainly very interesting & memorable When you watch it at midnight.  The following  are 7 films  with the  title of cult classic movie  that you must watch at  night, you can say from the  seven films below that  I will explain later there    are indeed  Several films that have received the  title of cult classic movie because they are worked on by directors who pursue & implement the development of cult classic movies to date. 


 Immediately you look at  7 movies with the  title of cult classic movie that  you must watch at midnight  :



1. The Thing ( 1982 )

Directors : John Carpenter 


The Things 1982 was a  cult classic movie that became one of the  best science fiction horror  films in  the golden year of  cult classic movie  development in the   1980's. The Things 1982 was worked on by the director who  has the  title 'The master of horror  fiction' he is  John Carpenter, The things itself is one of the best horror productions  from several other films  that have indeed received a lot  Good appreciation  from the cult classic horror community.


The Thing 1982 is   a perfect meal for you   midnight movies connoisseurs, this movie that gets the title of  cult classic movie  has a distinctive that is attached to the narrative & visuals.


2. To Die For ( 1995 ) 

To Die For 2005 Film

Directors : Gus Van Sant


To Die For 1995 is a biographical  film packaged into a satirical/black comedy film directed  by  Gus van Sant, and screenwriting by    bucky henry. To Die for is  a film  biography adapted from the  novel  of the  same name written by novelist 'Joyce Maynard'.


The film is inspired by a  novel that tells the story of a tragedy   of premeditated murder  committed by 'pamela smart', because this film is worked on by  a director  who does have the title of director who   Many elevate  marginal  cultures/marginalized subcultures.   With  his distinctiveness,  he is also  included in the group of  directors who preserve the development of cult classic movies to this day.


To Die For    is   a must-watch because it  is based on  a  true story that  takes place in the real world  & this film  has an appeal that is filled with sensuality, obsession so as to make a film    this is  one of  the midnight movie  groups because it  has elements that can hypnotize the audience when watching it at  midnight. 

3. Buffalo '66 ( 1998 ) 

Director : Vincent Gallo 

Vincent Gallo is a Director and Main Actor in this film, It can be said that Vincent Gallo is a Multitallent artist who did have a different Taste in the making of Buffalo '66.


With a lead actor named Billy Brown who has just Escaped from his five-year prison term. During his time in prison he lied to his parents that he had a job and was married. But when he quickly visits his parents' house he kidnaps a dancing woman named Layla, Lalu devises a lie so that he can escape the bad shadows of his parents towards him. But Billy brown also holds a grudge against Scott wood because scott wood has plunged him into jail for losing the bet. But Billy realizes that his actions are a mistake that will plunge him back into the Detention Cell, and plus he realizes he has found his love interest, Layla. And happy ending!!

Indeed, when you hear the movie that ends up Happy ending is a very practical thing and is very often found in movies today. However, according to the cave, there is an important message contained in this film that is especially shown to someone who experiences mental illnesss ( Mental disorders ) or Bipolar Disorder !

4. Big Bad Wolves ( 2013 ) 

Directors : Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado

The film directed by these two people is Crime,Thriller from Israel which makes the cave interested in listing this Movie/Movie in the reference that Gua will share this time. Gua was attracted to this film because it combines elements of Thriller-Crime and Dark Komedy which makes this film interesting to watch.


At the beginning of this movie scene, 2 girls and one boy are seen playing hide-and-seek in an empty house, and suddenly one of the girls disappears. And the scene turned to the police who had found the main suspect who was being interrogated inside an empty house.

Indeed, there have been many cases of kidnapping of little girls that lead to rape and murder, And one of the main suspects has been caught, namely Dror (Rotem Keinan) a teacher who was released because it has not been proven, But because there were eyewitnesses who recorded when the police interrogated Dror and uploaded it on the internet, The video became a boast - a boast of the community and Dror was temporarily quit his job.

But the investigation is still continuing and finally the girl's body is found, Because the father cannot take it for granted because his daughter was killed he also intervenes to unmask the Dror. Gidi ( Tzahi Grad ) is the father of the murdered girl is a military veteran who conducts investigations in his way, And he also cooperates with Micki a policeman to interrogate Dror in a cruel way.

Anyway, you must watch this film to fill your free time, with suspense and also full of mystery, The dynamics of this film become very good and make the audience curious.

5. Cashback ( 2006 ) 

cashback 2006 movie poster

Directors : Sean Ellis 

Cashback 2006 is a romance/comedy movie that contains artistic elements in a British style directed by Sean Ellis, The movie directed by Sean Ellis deserves thumbs up because initially this movie was only exhibited at an art exhibition in 2004 as a short film, Then Sean also developed the short movie he made into a 1hr42-minute film by combining the British style and artistic elements that we can understand if  We understand more deeply about the delivery of this movie.

At first, at first glance, this movie was a biography because the storytelling style in this movie was divided into 2 directions, namely Present time and past time which focused on the life process of Ben Willis (the main character). But it turns out that this is all the result of a thought written by Sean Ellis himself. From the visual concept and also the storyline in this movie, it is very exciting because it smells - an artistic smell that is combined with comedy-romance so that it creates a taste like watching a semi-biographical movie.

6. Odd Thomas ( 2013 ) 


Directors : Stephen Sommers


Odd Thomas 2013 is  a mystery  /thriller  film with a supernatural  feel like a horror film but the  essence of horror in  this film is not so thick, this film is more inclined to the mystery disclosure made  by  the main character  is Odd Thomas who has supernatural  powers like an indigo  child.


Odd   Thomas 2013 is worked on with a fairly simple  narrative  for the  mystery  film  because it  is combined with supernatural  elements, more precisely this film  can be said to be a science fiction horror that  of course,  you  must watch it at night  because this movie  is included in the Midnight Movies  group.




7. The Call ( 2013 )

 Directors : Brad Anderson


The Call 2013 was the  best psychological crime/thriller movie  in  2013, This film was worked on by a director  who is classified as a  cultivator who helped preserve the  development of cult classic movies this year.  He  is  Brad Anderson, a producer who has a  distinctive psychological  element in film,  Average the psychological  film he worked on  is quite  complicated to interpret, especially in the  film 'The Call 2013'.


The Call 2013 is one of  the psychological crimes  that   you must watch at night, because psychological  crime films such as 'The Call 2013' are movies that get the title of  'Cult Classic Movie', 'Midnight Movies;