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Five easy pieces

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (WSQ)

Edition

DVD special edition.

Languages

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Billy "Green" Bush, Fannie Flagg, Sally Ann Struthers, Marlena MacGuire, Richard Stahl, Lois Smith, Helena Kallianiotes, Toni Basil, Lorna Thayer, Ralph Waite, William Challee, John Ryan, Irene Dailey.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2015]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (98 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 19 cm)

Audience

MPAA rating: R.

Summary

Bobby Dupea is a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy immune to any sense of responsibility who returns to his upper-middle-class childhood home, blue-collar girlfriend in tow, to see his estranged, ailing father.

Notes

Originally released as a motion picture in 1970.

Special features: Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography László Kovács ; audio commentary by director Bob Rafelson and interior designer Toby Rafelson ; Soul searching in "Five easy pieces," a 2009 piece featuring Rafelson ; BBStory, a 2009 documentary about the legendary film company BBS Productions, with Rafelson, actors Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, and Ellen Burstyn, filmmakers Peter Bogdanovich and Henry Jaglom, and others ; Documentary from 2009 about BBS featuring critic David Thomson and historian Douglas Brinkley ; audio excerpts from a 1976 AFI interview with Rafelson.

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