Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Five Easy Pieces

7 comments:

  1. 70's cinema was the total high point. Movies that were about people not CGI or comic books.

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  2. Michael9:27 AM

    One of my all time favorites, but it's interesting how my opinion of the main character changed over the years. When the movie was released I was in my 20s and thought Nicholson's Bobby was one of the coolest characters I'd ever seen. I didn't see it again for nearly 20 years and, although I loved the movie just as much as ever, I thought he was a complete asshole. The last time I saw it, not long ago, I wasn't sure.

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  3. That's the sign of a good movie, right?

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  4. Karin M12:56 PM

    On a Jack Nicholson kick, Bill? First Psych-Out, now this.

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  5. Love the restaurant scene and the female hitchhikers, but I can't watch anything with that ugly, cockeyed Scientologist Karen Black in it.

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  6. I'm with Michael. Our idea of what constitutes a cool man has changed. But I still like this movie a lot. I'm willing to put up with Jack's a bad boy every now and then.

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  7. I liked the scene where Nicholson's rich wastrel Bobby Dupea ran for public office in Texas after he impulsively left his dead-end oil rig job. Wait -- that was "W."

    I liked the scene where Nicholson's Piyush Dupea changed his first name to "Bobby" and derided funding for volcano monitoring. Wait -- that was ...

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