serve the dramatic purpose of the film, and will keep the production within the available budget. For instance, a road movie is typically about upsetting status quo, and the need to escape, so the choice to shoot the majority of dialogue from within the car, to emphasise the confinement of the characters, could serve the dramatic purpose of the film, and therefore magnify the themes.
During the production of Easy Rider, most of the film was shot outside with natural lighting. While this can be attributed to the film being a road movie, at the time Hopper said all the outdoor shooting was an intentional choice on his part, because “God is a great gaffer.” The production used two five-ton trucks, one for the equipment and one for the motorcycles, with the cast and crew living out of a single motor home.
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