Five easy pieces

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Kovacs, Laszlo, 1933-2007, director of photography.
MacGuire, Marlena, actor.
Struthers, Sally, actor.
Holmes, Christopher film editor.
Rafelson, Toby, set designer.
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015].
MPAA rating: R ; CHVRS rating: 18A.
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Special edition. ( Criterion Collection,)
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
168143010X, 9781681430102


General Note
DVD release of the 1970 motion picture.
General Note
Special features include: Commentary (featuring director Bob Rafelson and interior designer Toby Rafelson); Soul searching in "Five easy pieces" (a 2009 video piece featuring Rafelson and Jack Nicholson dicussing the writing and development of the film) ; BBS: a time for change (30 min. video piece from 2010, about Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider, and Steve Blauner's legendary movie company BBS Productions, features critic David Thomson and historian Douglas Brinkley); BBStory (a 2009 documentary about BBS Productions, with Rafelson, actors Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, and Ellen Burstyn, directors Peter Bogdanovich and Henry Jaglom and others); Bob Rafelson at AFI (audio excerpts from a 1976 AFI interview with Rafelson as part of the Harold Lloyd Master Seminar series); Teasers and trailer. Insert includes an essay by critic Kent Jones.
Creation/Production Credits
Film editors, Christopher Holmes, Gerald Shepard ; interior designer, Toby Rafelson ; director of photography, László Kovács ; executive producer, Bert Schneider.
Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Lois Smith, Ralph Waite, Billy "Green" Bush, Irene Dailey, Toni Basil, Lorna Thayer, Richard Stahl, Helena Kallianiotes, William Challee, John Ryan, Fannie Flagg, Marlena MacGuire, Sally Ann Struthers.
Presently working in an oil field, talented pianist Robert Dupea spends most of his free time downing beers, playing poker and being noncommittal with his sexy but witless girlfriend Rayette. But when he is summoned to his father's deathbed, Dupea returns home with Rayette, where he meets and falls for a sophisticated woman. Now caught between his conflicting lifestyles, the gifted but troubled Dupea must face issues that will change his life forever.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R ; CHVRS rating: 18A.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Closed captioned.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kovacs, L., MacGuire, M., Struthers, S., Holmes, C., Rafelson, T., Thomson, D., Blauner, S., Ryan, J., Brinkley, D., Burstyn, E., Bogdanovich, P., Jaglom, H., Jones, K., Flagg, F., Shepard, G., Challee, W., Anspach, S., Kallianiotes, H., Schneider, B., Joyce, A., Wechsler, R., Nicholson, J., Black, K., Rafelson, B., Smith, L., Waite, R., Bush, B., Dailey, I., Basil, T., Thayer, L., & Stahl, R. (2015). Five easy pieces (Special edition. ( Criterion Collection,)). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Laszlo Kovacs et al.. 2015. Five Easy Pieces. [Irvington, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Laszlo Kovacs et al.. Five Easy Pieces [Irvington, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kovacs, Laszlo, et al. Five Easy Pieces Special edition. ( Criterion Collection,), The Criterion Collection, 2015.

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