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The aim of this research is to analyze in depth the hippie culture movement in the US during the 1960's and how it is portrayed in the musical film "Hair", directed by Milos Forman and released in 1979.
Through the performance of songs and choreographies, the film describes this counter culture in the 1960's and its basic themes: peace, drug use, sexual freedom, anti-establishment ideals, rejecting established institutions, political activism, spreading a generational youth revolution willing for a change, etc.
All these topics will be discussed in the research, trying to cover an analysis of all the stereotypes the film deals with and giving explanations to the expectation breaking the spectator suffers while watching the film.
Hair is a musical film focusing on the lives of two young men in the Vietnam era against the backdrop of the hippie culture.
Claude Hooper Bukowski (John Savage) is an Oklahoma farm boy heading to New York City to enter the Army and serve in the Vietnam War. Once in Central Park, he meets a troupe of free-spirited hippies led by George Berger (Treat Williams), a young man who introduces him to debutante Sheila Franklin (Beverly D'Angelo) when they crash a dinner party at her home, where she secretly enjoys the disruption of her rigid environment. The group is arrested, and once at the prison, Woof's (Don Dacus) refusal to have his hair cut leads into the title song.
In the following days, Claude participates for a few days of culture and hippie lifestyle, including LSD and pacifism initiation.
Claude's acid-trip reflects his internal...