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Episode 119: "Five Easy Pieces" and "The Last Detail "



Jack Classics!







These days, Jack Nicholson seems to have settled happily into the role of world's-most-casually-dressed-Lakers-fan,



but in the 1970's he was arguably the greatest new actor since Brando.




Even before he perfected his explosive rage act for Kubrick's The Shining,




he had come to symbolize America's collective frustration, betrayal, and anger at the collapse of the Hippie dream -



and no films capture that sadness more accurately than Bob Rafelson's Five Easy Pieces and Hal Ashby's The Last Detail!








Nicholson's Best!







Drink. Talk. Drink






























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