Easy Rider vs Vagabond
"Vagabond is a compelling and disturbing portrait of a young single woman, Mona Bergeron (Sandrine Bonnaire), living on the road, drifting with no place to call home, nor any desire to claim one".
Personally, I prefered the movie Vagabond than Easy Rider. These two movies are similar and different in many ways. One similarities is that both these movie deal with the road. The only difference is that in Vagabond, it is a female [Mona] who is traveling the road. In Easy Rider, it was a man. The films were also different in terms of the reason for traveling. In Easy Rider, Billy and Wyatt were in search of real america and real freedom. But, in Vagabond- we don't clearly see the intention of her journey. All we know is that Mona loves to be on the road and she goes where her feet takes her. She doesn't have expectations from life or anything. To me, she was a very independent woman who was looking for a place where she would feel like home. There was a point in the movie, with that Tunisia? guy, where she wanted to settle down with him. Except for that, he wasn't strong enough to be a man and keep her with him and she goes her separate way. Another similarities and difference is how people behave with the main characters from the film. In Easy Rider, girls envied Billy and Wyatt, wanted to travel with them and thought they were cool. But the guys despised them. In Vagabond, guys were in a way shocked by Mona's characteristic and behavior, and girls envied her and wanted to be like Mona even though they knew that their culture wouldn't support it. But, all girls wanted to be free like her- free not only to travel on their own but to love freely to show their emotions to other freely and do whatever your heart tells you to do freely. And the other girls didn't have the courage to be like Mona. In Easy Rider, the guys ride their bike. But, in Vagabond, she hitchhiked wherever possible and walked on her feet. Another thing that was common is that both the main characters didn't believe or follow the law. Because they believed that there should be no law other than living in your own terms freely. No law above or below the sky. Also, the characters from both the films were in drugs/grass. The result of the journey is also very similar. Both the main characters in Easy Rider and Vagabond dies in the end.