History Film / FiveEasyPieces

27th Jun '16 10:44:37 PM Ezclee4050
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/EasyRider''. Also a road movie, same production company, several of the same cast members. The main difference is that it's about alienation in mainstream society instead of the alienation of the counterculture.
27th Jun '16 4:14:45 PM Ezclee4050
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* AwesomeMccoolname: Robert Eroica Dupea, Palm Apodaca.

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* AwesomeMccoolname: AwesomeMcCoolname: Robert Eroica Dupea, Palm Apodaca.



* ThemeNaming: Music-related names are common in the Dupea. Bobby and Carl both have middle names taken from Beethoven compositions (Eroica and Fidelio) and their sister is named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partita Partita]].

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* ThemeNaming: Music-related names are common in the Dupea.Dupea family. Bobby and Carl both have middle names taken from Beethoven compositions (Eroica and Fidelio) and their sister is named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partita Partita]].
27th Jun '16 4:12:54 PM Ezclee4050
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* AwesomeMccoolname: Robert Eroica Dupea, Palm Apodaca.


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* ThemeNaming: Music-related names are common in the Dupea. Bobby and Carl both have middle names taken from Beethoven compositions (Eroica and Fidelio) and their sister is named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partita Partita]].
30th Apr '15 10:57:28 AM MarkLungo
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-> "I move around a lot, not because I'm looking for anything really, but 'cause I'm getting away from things that get bad if I stay."
--> Robert Dupea

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-> "I ->''"I move around a lot, not because I'm looking for anything really, but 'cause I'm getting away from things that get bad if I stay."
--> Robert Dupea
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-->--'''Robert Dupea'''



A 1970 drama film that marked Creator/JackNicholson's transition from promising character actor to [[StarMakingRole outright movie sta]]r. One of the early films of the so-called "American new wave" that flourished in the early 1970s, it featured flawed and often unsympathetic characters, idiosyncratic dialogue, and an ending that did not offer any conventional resolution. The plot involves Robert Dupea, an oil rig worker living with his waitress girlfriend, who returns to his family's estate and must face his past after his father becomes ill. Directed by Bob Rafelson. Also starred Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Billy "Green" Bush, Fannie Flagg, Ralph Waite, Sally Struthers, Toni Basil (later of "Mickey" fame), Lois Smith, and Helen Kallianiotes.

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A 1970 drama film that marked Creator/JackNicholson's transition from promising character actor to [[StarMakingRole outright movie sta]]r.star]]. One of the early films of the so-called "American new wave" that flourished in the early 1970s, it featured flawed and often unsympathetic characters, idiosyncratic dialogue, and an ending that did not offer any conventional resolution. The plot involves Robert Dupea, an oil rig worker living with his waitress girlfriend, who returns to his family's estate and must face his past after his father becomes ill. Directed by Bob Rafelson. Also starred Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Billy "Green" Bush, Fannie Flagg, Ralph Waite, Sally Struthers, Toni Basil (later of "Mickey" fame), Lois Smith, and Helen Kallianiotes.
7th Jan '15 11:19:09 AM jamespolk
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A 1970 drama film that marked Creator/JackNicholson's transition from promising character actor to outright movie star. One of the early films of the so-called "American new wave" that flourished in the early 1970s, it featured flawed and often unsympathetic characters, idiosyncratic dialogue, and an ending that did not offer any conventional resolution. The plot involves Robert Dupea, an oil rig worker living with his waitress girlfriend, who returns to his family's estate and must face his past after his father becomes ill. Directed by Bob Rafelson. Also starred Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Billy "Green" Bush, Fannie Flagg, Ralph Waite, Sally Struthers, Toni Basil (later of "Mickey" fame), Lois Smith, and Helen Kallianiotes.

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A 1970 drama film that marked Creator/JackNicholson's transition from promising character actor to [[StarMakingRole outright movie star.sta]]r. One of the early films of the so-called "American new wave" that flourished in the early 1970s, it featured flawed and often unsympathetic characters, idiosyncratic dialogue, and an ending that did not offer any conventional resolution. The plot involves Robert Dupea, an oil rig worker living with his waitress girlfriend, who returns to his family's estate and must face his past after his father becomes ill. Directed by Bob Rafelson. Also starred Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Billy "Green" Bush, Fannie Flagg, Ralph Waite, Sally Struthers, Toni Basil (later of "Mickey" fame), Lois Smith, and Helen Kallianiotes.


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* ManlyTears: Robert breaks down weeping when talking to his father.
7th Jan '15 11:17:02 AM jamespolk
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The title is a reference to a well-known introductory piano book, containing "five easy pieces" for beginners.

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The title is a reference to a well-known introductory piano book, containing "five easy pieces" for beginners.
beginners. In latter days this film has become something of a WatchItForTheMeme example, being best remembered for the iconic scene where Robert does battle with an unhelpful waitress (see OvercomplicatedMenuOrder below).
7th Jan '15 11:13:57 AM jamespolk
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* WallBangHer: Robert bangs Betty, played by a young and lovely Sally Struthers of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' fame, off of the wall and every other surface in the room.
* YourCheatingHeart: Robert cheats on Rayette constantly, and Catherine cheats on her husband.
7th Jan '15 11:01:34 AM jamespolk
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The title is a reference to a well-known introductory piano book, containing "five easy pieces" for beginners.
7th Jan '15 10:55:47 AM jamespolk
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* SliceOfLife: There's really no overarching story, as such, but instead a character story of Robert as he tries and fails to deal with his responsibilities to his family and his pregnant girlfriend.
7th Jan '15 10:54:08 AM jamespolk
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* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The memorable closing shot of the lonely gas station, somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, after Robert abandons Rayette.
* LoveMartyr: Poor Rayette, sticking around abrasive Robert, imagining that somehow she'll get him to love her.
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