America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

Director: Bob Rafelson, Henry Jaglom Cast: Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

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Overview

Of all the Hollywood studios that proliferated during the late 1960s and early 1970s, few were as influential or as legendary as BBS. Co-founded by Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider and Steve Blauner, the production house succeeded at tapping into the countercultural mindset of America's youth as none had before - and singlehandedly set the stage for a decade of moviemaking that witnessed visionary directors taking the creative reins from producers. The studio's track record began with Head (1968) - an attempt to do for The Monkees what A Hard Day's Night had done for The Beatles. But its fortunes rocketed into the stratosphere with one of the highest-grossing and most iconic movies ever made - the Dennis Hopper-directed biker picture Easy Rider (1969). Legendary successes quickly followed - among them Five Easy Pieces (1970) and The Last Picture Show (1971) - as well as lesser-known efforts that, even to this day, demonstrate remarkable ingenuity, craftsmanship, and singularity of vision (A Safe Place, Drive, He Said, The King of Marvin Gardens). All of the said titles appear in this unique and spectacular collection, which features a host of supplements accompanying each film.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/2010
UPC: 0715515064415
Original Release: 0000
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 11:30:00
Sales rank: 2,148

Special Features

Audio commentaries for Head, Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, A Safe Place, and The Last Picture Show; Selected-scene commentary for the king of marvin gardens; Hours of new and archival interviews and documentaries; Outtakes, screen tests, tv and radio spots, stills galleries, and trailers; Plus: a booklet featuring essays by critics Chuck Stephens, Matt Zoller Seitz, Kent Jones, Graham Fuller, Mark Le Fanu, and J Hoberman

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson David Staebler,Robert Eroica Dupea,George,Mitch
Peter Fonda Wyatt (Captain America)
Peter Tork Himself
Timothy Bottoms Sonny Crawford
Tuesday Weld Susan/Noah
William Tepper Hector
Bruce Dern Jason Staebler,Coach Bullion
Davy Jones Himself
Dennis Hopper Billy
Jeff Bridges Duane Jackson
Karen Black Olive,Rayette Dipesto,Karen
Orson Welles Magician
Cybill Shepherd Jacy Farrow
Ellen Burstyn Sally,Lois Farrow
Lois Smith Partita Dupea
Michael Margotta Gabriel
Micky Dolenz Himself
Ben Johnson Sam The Lion
Julia Anne Robinson Jessica
Michael Nesmith Himself
Philip Proctor Fred
Robert Walker Jack
Susan Anspach Catherine Van Ost
Annette Funicello Minnie
Billy Green Bush Elton
Cloris Leachman Ruth Popper
Gwen Welles Bari
Luana Anders Lisa
Robert Towne Richard
Scatman Crothers Lewis
Helena Kallianiotes Palm Apodaca
Henry Foehl Auctioneers
Rhonda Alfaro Little Girl in Rowboat
Antonio Mendoza Jesus
Frank Hatchett Dancers
Randy Quaid Lester Marlow
Sally Struthers Betty
Sylvia Zapp Susan age 5
John Hillerman Teacher
Phil Spector Drug Connection
Richard Stahl Recording Engineer
Scott Howard Auctioneer
Wyetta Turner Dancers

Technical Credits
Bob Rafelson Director
Dennis Hopper Director
Henry Jaglom Director
Jack Nicholson Director
Peter Bogdanovich Director

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