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Author: Bob RafelsonAdrien JoyceRichard WechslerLaszlo KovacsChristopher HolmesAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Criterion Collection, ©2010.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 546.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : [Special] DVD edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Rafelson; Adrien Joyce; Richard Wechsler; Laszlo Kovacs; Christopher Holmes; Gerald Shepard; Tammy Wynette; Jack Nicholson; Karen Black; Susan Anspach; Columbia Pictures.; BBS Productions.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604653649 1604653647 9781604653618 1604653612
OCLC Number: 695038543
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: 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.
Credits: Director of photography, Laszlo Kovacs ; editors, Christopher Holmes, Gerald Shepard ; songs, Tammy Wynette.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Lois Smith, Ralph Waite, Billy Green Bush, William Challee.
Description: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen (16:9, 1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, mono.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 546.
Other Titles: Soul searching in "Five easy pieces".
BBStory.
Five easy pieces (Motion picture)
America lost and found :
America lost and found, the BBS story.
Responsibility: 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.
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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.

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