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Five Easy Pieces
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Five Easy Pieces 1970


From Amazon: This subtle, existential character study of an emotionally distant outcast (Nicholson) forced to confront his past failures remains an intimate cornerstone of American '70s cinema. Written and directed with remarkable restraint by Bob Rafelson, the film is the result of a short-lived partnership between the filmmaker and Nicholson--the first was the zany formalist exercise, Head, while the equally impressive King of Marvin Gardens followed Five Easy Pieces. Quiet and full of long, controlled takes, this film draws its strength from the acutely detailed, nonjudgmental observations of its complex protagonist, Robert...

Directed By:
No image existsBob Rafelson
Starring:
Jack NicholsonJack Nicholson
No image existsKaren Black
No image existsSusan Anspach
Lois SmithLois Smith
No image existsBilly Green Bush
No image existsFannie Flagg
No image existsRalph Waite
No image existsSally Struthers
No image existsHelena Kallianiotes
No image existsRichard Stahl
No image existsLorna Thayer

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Five Easy Pieces Movie Review by Eric Somer (2/17/2009)

The road trip as a metaphor for lost lives is a theme common to several well-known Nixon-era road movies, including EASY RIDER (1969), TWO-LANE BLACKTOP (1971), VANISHING POINT (1971), and BADLANDS (1973). Probably the greatest road movie of this particular era is director Bob Rafelson's FIVE EASY PIECES from 1970. It took...

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