Bob Rafelson  

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"In 1968, Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Bob Rafelson and Henry Jaglom made Easy Rider, the most successful cult film of all time. It was such a success that it probably isn’t a cult film at all, but a mainstream movie. It made a lot of money, and as you know, money signifies quality. Money also conveys power. As a result of making such a successful film, all five guys were given more money to direct more films. Hopper went off to Peru and made The Last Movie, Nicholson directed Drive, He Said, Henry Jaglom made A Safe Place, Bob Rafelson made Five Easy Pieces, and Peter Fonda made a western called The Hired Hand."-- Moviedrome by Alex Cox

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Bob Rafelson (1933 – 2022) was an American film director, writer, and producer. He is regarded as one of the key figures in the founding of the New Hollywood movement of the 1970s.

His best-known films are Five Easy Pieces (1970) and The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) and Mountains of the Moon (1990).

Other films he produced include Easy Rider (1969) and The Last Picture Show (1971).

He was also one of the creators of the pop group and TV series The Monkees with BBS partner Bert Schneider.

Then there is Head (1968), a hippie film.

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