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HWY: An American Pastoral – A Film By Jim Morrison (1969) [mpeg]

Description: James Douglas Morrison Stars in this apparent “non-movie” about a man, a car, and a HWY. With Morrison behind the wheel the movie takes a lot of dark and somewhat twisted turns but even without any outside financial backing, he was able to hold it all together, complete this risky experimental film, and turn in an admiral acting performance considering that much of it is unscripted. HWY is considered by some to be the first American Indie movie; it predates the movie Easy Rider by two years and the quality is almost on par with that film. Jim Morrison made this film in the void following the demise of the Hollywood studio system and was aware that a change was happening. He realized that anyone could now make and distribute their own films. Morrison and his film “HWY An American Pastoral” were right on the edge of what seems like the exact moment our culture of mass media kicked in…kind of like the acid Jim loved to consume.

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors.”
open the doors of your perception…

The format was specified by VHS Rip as it is the closest in meaning. In fact, the source of this file is simply unknown quality… it just doesn’t exist. Essentially amateur footage. Was sourced as does not exist in any other capacity. That however, has not been verified.

Quality : VHSRip
Format : MPEG
Video : Video: MPEG1 Video 352×240 (107: 80) 29.97fps 1150Kbps [Video]
Audio : Audio: MPEG Audio 44100Hz stereo 224Kbps [Audio]

Jim

3 thoughts on “HWY: An American Pastoral – A Film By Jim Morrison (1969) [mpeg]

  1. thebird

    Geez Louise!!!!

    Even if this turns out to be torturous to sit through, this is one hell of a find just for the historical aspect of it. Thank you for offering this rarity!

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