‘Five Easy Pieces’ a Showcase of Existential Angst

How afraid should we be of our own shadow? Very

Jack Nicholson received his first Best Picture Oscar nomination for 1970’s “Five Easy Pieces,” but lost to George C. Scott (“Patton”). Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Todd Hill is a former journalist with 30 years of experience, much of it in film criticism, who misses neither journalism nor the film beat.

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