Although the ending of the film is rather sad, the opening scene of "Easy Rider" always thrills me when I watch it.
"Born to be wild" by Steppenwolf is such an inspiration. The scene has entered the canon of our film experience.
The procession of the drama from the impressive opening to the tragic ending might perhaps be an apotheosis of the feeling of
freedom which only exists in a brief, bursting explosion, if we seek its purest forms.
From the opening scenes of Easy Rider (1969)