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The Resource Five easy pieces, Columbia ; executive producer, Bert Schneider ; screenplay by Adrien Joyce ; story by Bob Rafelson and Adrien Joyce ; produced by Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler ; directed by Bob Rafelson

Five easy pieces, Columbia ; executive producer, Bert Schneider ; screenplay by Adrien Joyce ; story by Bob Rafelson and Adrien Joyce ; produced by Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler ; directed by Bob Rafelson

Label
Five easy pieces
Title
Five easy pieces
Statement of responsibility
Columbia ; executive producer, Bert Schneider ; screenplay by Adrien Joyce ; story by Bob Rafelson and Adrien Joyce ; produced by Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler ; directed by Bob Rafelson
Title variation
5 easy pieces
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Film editors, Christopher Holmes, Gerald Shepard ; interior designer, Toby Rafelson ; director of photography, Laszlo Kovacs
Intended audience
  • Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A
  • OFRB rating: AA
  • OFA rating: AA
Language note
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1933-2011
  • 1939-2013
  • 1939-
  • 1930-
  • 1928-2014
  • 1919-2005
  • 1932-2006
  • 1938-
  • 1904-1989
  • 1936-2007
  • 1933-2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rafelson, Bob
  • Schneider, Bert
  • Joyce, Adrien
  • Wechsler, Richard
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Black, Karen
  • Anspach, Susan
  • Smith, Lois
  • Waite, Ralph
  • Bush, Billy
  • Dailey, Irene
  • Basil, Toni
  • Thayer, Lorna
  • Stahl, Richard
  • Kallianiotes, Helena
  • Challee, William
  • Ryan, John
  • Flagg, Fannie
  • MacGuire, Marlena
  • Struthers, Sally
  • Holmes, Christopher
  • Shepard, Gerald
  • Kovacs, Laszlo
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
98
Series statement
  • Criterion collection
  • Criterion collection
  • Cinema collection Vaughan Public Libraries
Series volume
  • 546
  • 546
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum workers
  • Gifted persons
  • Pianists
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Five easy pieces, Columbia ; executive producer, Bert Schneider ; screenplay by Adrien Joyce ; story by Bob Rafelson and Adrien Joyce ; produced by Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler ; directed by Bob Rafelson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • DVD release of the 1970 motion picture
  • Special features: 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 minutes 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (98 minutes)
Isbn
9781681430096
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515149112
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
CC2497BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av00288025
  • (CaOWLBI)av00288025
  • 240866
System details
Blu-ray disc (requires Blu-ray player for playback) ; anamorphic widescreen format ; mono stereophonic
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Five easy pieces, Columbia ; executive producer, Bert Schneider ; screenplay by Adrien Joyce ; story by Bob Rafelson and Adrien Joyce ; produced by Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler ; directed by Bob Rafelson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • DVD release of the 1970 motion picture
  • Special features: 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 minutes 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (98 minutes)
Isbn
9781681430096
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515149112
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
CC2497BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av00288025
  • (CaOWLBI)av00288025
  • 240866
System details
Blu-ray disc (requires Blu-ray player for playback) ; anamorphic widescreen format ; mono stereophonic
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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