Bikes and Movies: A Brief History Of Motorcycle In Cinema

Sandra Martinez, Antonio Sanjuán


Bikers, gangs, heroes and villains, cops, races... after an exhaustive compilation and categorization fo more than 2.500 movies, this article explores the biker image on films through the most representatives.

This is a brief review of the motorcycle use from the Early Cinema to the end of the 20th century, highlighting the fifties and seventies. Some movies of those years marked the biker genre and the biker and gang aesthetics, both in costume and in the way they relate to the world. Also the presence of "soft motorbikes", the scooter and the European image of the motorcycle is reviewed.


Motorcycles, Biker movies, Film

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