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Uniform Title Five easy pieces (Motion picture)
Title Five easy pieces [videorecording] / Columbia ; screen play by Adrien Joyce ; story by Bob Rafelson and Adrien Joyce ; produced by Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler ; directed by Bob Rafelson ; a BBS production.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Criterion Collection, c2010.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    FIV    Staff Reported Missing
Edition [Special] DVD ed.
Description 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series Criterion collection ; 546
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 546.
System Details DVD, widescreen (16:9, 1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, mono.
Language Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Lois Smith, Ralph Waite, Billy Green Bush, William Challee.
Credits Director of photography, Laszlo Kovacs ; editors, Christopher Holmes, Gerald Shepard ; songs, Tammy Wynette.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1970.
Box set includes accompanying guide, America lost and found : the BBS story (112 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.).
Issued as part of a 9-DVD boxed set with: Head; Easy rider (2 discs: feature film and supplemental material); Drive, he said; A safe place; The last picture show (2 discs: feature film and supplemental material); The king of Marvin Gardens.
DVD special ed. features include: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography László Kovács; audio commentary featuring director Bob Rafelson and interior designer Toby Rafelson; "Soul searching in "Five easy pieces", a 2009 video piece with Bob Rafelson; "BBStory" a 2009 documentary about the BBS era, with Rafelson, actors Jack Nicholson, Karen Black and Ellen Burstyn and directors Peter Bogdanovich and Henry Jaglom, among others; audio excerpts from a 1976 AFI interview with Rafelson.
Summary Nicholson plays the now iconic cad Bobby Dupea, a shiftless thirty-something oil rigger and former piano prodigy immune to any sense of romantic or familial responsibility, who returns to his childhood home to see his ailing, estranged father, with his blue-collar girlfriend (Karen Black) in tow.
Subject Oil industry workers -- Family relationships -- United States -- Drama.
Middle-aged men -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Pianists -- Drama.
Fathers and sons -- Drama.
Reconciliation -- Drama.
Genre/Form Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Added Author Rafelson, Bob. Director. Producer.
Joyce, Adrien. Screenwriter.
Wechsler, Richard. Producer.
Kovacs, Laszlo, 1933-2007. Cinematographer.
Holmes, Christopher (Christopher V.) Film editor.
Shepard, Gerald. Film editor.
Wynette, Tammy. Singer.
Nicholson, Jack. Actor.
Black, Karen, 1939-2013. Actor.
Anspach, Susan, 1939- Actor.
Columbia Pictures.
BBS Productions.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title from boxed set container: America lost and found : the BBS story
Added Title America lost and found, the BBS story. [Disc 4], Five easy pieces
Soul searching in "Five easy pieces".
ISBN 9781604653649
9781604653618 (set)
1604653612 (set)
Standard No. 715515065818 set
Music No. CC1962D Criterion Collection
CC1959D Criterion Collection (set)

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