A Paul Joyce Documentary - Dennis Hopper: Some Kind of Genius
1986 • United Kingdom • Directed by Paul Joyce
Get us up close and personal as possible with Dennis Hopper in Some Kind of Genius - an intimate interview with the legendary star of Apocalypse Now and Blue Velvet whose directorial debut, Easy Rider, irreparably altered Hollywood forever.
The immediacy of Paul Joyce’s documentary will make you feel as though you are sat across from Hopper as he candidly recounts a rollercoaster a career of rises and falls and multiple Denaissances.
From his start performing Shakespeare, to having his life and acting style changed by Brando, to working with James Dean, Hopper tells absolutely all, including how he got Easy Rider made and approached it like a Western, to the lows of his second film as a director flopping and his problems with drink and drugs.