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Movies: ‘Five Easy Pieces’
Lorna Thayer, Jack Nicholson, and Karen Black in “Five Easy Pieces,” 1971.

Bob Rafelson’s “Five Easy Pieces” (1971) isn’t about actions. It’s about behavior. 

That was heady stuff in 1971 but it’s out of place in 2018, when “showrunners” babble freely about “story arcs” and everybody wants to know the “origin story” of the super-hero du jour.

Jack Nicholson plays Bobby Eroica Dupree, classically trained pianist, drifter, and all-around jerk. He admits to all three.

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