Episode 4

Published on:

25th Mar 2024

The Soundtracks of Dennis Hopper w/ Stephen Lee Naish

Writer, Stephen Lee Naish joins Nicole and Ryan to talk about 4 soundtracks from films that Dennis Hopper directed: Easy Rider, The Last Movie, Out of the Blue, and Colors. Stephen just recently released a book on Dennis Hopper and these soundtracks called Music and Sound in the films of Dennis Hopper, which can be found here:


We talk to Stephen about how Hopper was one of the first directors to use songtracks, aka using previously released music to soundtrack a film. While best known for the iconic soundtrack to Easy Rider, Hopper continued to use music in interesting ways in all of his films. Stephen created a Hopper soundtrack mixtape that you can access here:


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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Nicole Barlow and Ryan Pak take a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, They discuss personal connections to the soundtrack, with a guest.

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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!