America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

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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 ...
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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.
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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/2010
  • UPC: 715515065818
  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 11:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,776

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
1. On the Air [7:50]
2. Home With Grandpa [5:33]
3. Welcome Committee [3:36]
4. Looking For Lewis [4:10]
5. Essex Carlton [3:34]
6. Dinner With Jason [2:38]
7. Tiki [3:52]
8. Exercise Problem [4:41]
9. Sally and the St James Hotel [5:02]
10. Wednesday's Program [3:29]
11. Something For Nothing [5:54]
12. A Lesson In Value [2:41]
13. Miss America [5:26]
14. Redefining Leisure [3:17]
15. "The Philosopher King" [6:15]
16. Out With the Old [7:04]
17. Set and Props [10:43]
18. Lewis [4:51]
19. Plans Interrupted [6:05]
20. Back On the Air [3:30]
21. Home With Grandpa [3:13]
1. Stylistic Concerns/Script Discussions [7:48]
2. Homage/Lighting [5:37]
3. Scatman Crothers [3:20]
4. Pace/Photographic Paradises [3:00]
5. Competitors [2:13]
6. Art Direction/Jack [3:25]
7. Geographical Dislocations [3:50]
8. John Ryan/Creating Depth [4:14]
9. Amateur Actors [4:11]
10. Julie Robinson/Accident [4:00]
11. Critical Reactions/Actors [4:39]
12. Creating a Character/Sound [6:02]
13. Screamin' Jay Hawkins [3:44]
14. The Gun [2:57]
15. "A Good Excuse For Cocaine Habit" [2:15]
Disc #2 -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
1. Small-Town Games [6:25]
2. Out of Popcorn [4:20]
3. Sad Situations [4:20]
4. "Run, You Little Pissants!" [4:54]
5. Flat and Empty [8:44]
6. Christmas Party [8:56]
7. Life Experience [5:51]
8. End and Beginning [6:33]
9. A View of Town [4:35]
10. At the Tank With Sam [5:15]
11. Back From Mexico [5:22]
12. "I Don't Know What Happened" [3:01]
13. Decisions, Consequences [4:13]
14. "An Itchy Age" [8:22]
15. Kidnapping [1:57]
16. Out With the Old [3:20]
17. Newlyweds [6:41]
18. Sam the Lion [7:18]
19. The Last Picture Show [4:24]
20. Hit Hard [8:26]
21. "Never You Mind" [4:40]
1. Set Versus Town [6:25]
2. Striking Contrasts [4:20]
3. "A Hot Set"/Shocking Scenes [4:20]
4. It Reverberates [4:54]
5. Echo of a Shot [8:44]
6. "Kiss My Ass" [8:56]
7. Nude Scenes [5:51]
8. "Go to Commercial" [6:33]
9. Emphasizing Loneliness [4:35]
10. One of the Most Extraordinary Days [5:15]
11. Depth of Field [5:22]
12. Subject of Impotence [3:01]
13. Betrayals [4:13]
14. Range of Ellen's Emotions [8:22]
15. Falling In Love With Cybill [1:57]
16. Cutting In the Camera [3:20]
17. Dealing With Circumstances [6:41]
18. Be Careful of Rehearsals [7:18]
19. Why Red River? [4:24]
20. Overcome [8:26]
21. "This Scene is Why I Made the Picture" [4:40]
1. Importance of Music [6:25]
2. Accentuating the Desolation [4:20]
3. Reinserting Important Scenes [4:20]
4. Frank Marshall [4:54]
5. Authenticity [8:44]
6. Silences Said More Than Words [8:56]
7. Teenage Brutality [5:51]
8. Place of Authority [6:33]
9. Peanut Patties [4:35]
10. The Accident of the Sun [5:15]
11. "The Actors' Friend" [5:22]
12. Well-Rehearsed Sex Scene [3:01]
13. Editing Picture to Songs [4:13]
14. Not Too Tragic [8:22]
15. Frenzy [1:57]
16. "Wha't a Master Shot?" [3:20]
17. Fashion By MGM Auction [6:41]
18. Following Hitchcock's Direction [7:18]
19. The Adventure is Gone [4:24]
20. First and Only Take [8:26]
21. Playing it Silent [4:40]
Disc #3 -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
1. Time, Place, and Language [5:19]
2. Confidence In His Cast [13:52]
3. McMurtry's Own Hometown [4:53]
4. Controversies and Difficulties [15:51]
5. Emotional Moments [7:20]
6. Last Look Back [17:18]
Disc #4 -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
1. "Drive, He Said" [11:32]
2. Olive [5:00]
3. Outplayed [6:55]
4. Morality Clauses [5:30]
5. Road Game [8:28]
6. Dynamite [6:02]
7. Gabriel's Military Tests [4:56]
8. "Don't Count On Anything" [6:53]
9. Certain Moments [6:27]
10. On Edge [7:37]
11. "Big Things Are Happening" [13:08]
12. "Your Mother Called" [7:49]
Disc #5 -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
1. "Remember" [5:22]
2. Up? New? Doing? Movie? [6:14]
3. Magic and Messages [6:40]
4. Numbers and Letters [5:45]
5. "I Flew" [5:03]
6. "Disappear!" [10:57]
7. "No Such Thing as Nothing" [8:05]
8. Lights In the Eyes [:41]
9. In the Unknown Kingdom [6:36]
10. Mitch [5:43]
11. Alone at Last [9:38]
12. "I Love You From" [5:40]
13. Open Eyes, Open Hands [4:40]
14. "Time to Go Now" [4:55]
1. Origins/Intentions [5:22]
2. Failed Fathers/The "Safe Place" [6:14]
3. Dream Sequences/Themes [6:40]
4. Salinger/Fathers and Daughters [5:45]
5. "La Mer" [5:03]
6. Trusting The Emotional/Feminist Reactions [10:57]
7. Flying/Political Undertones [8:05]
8. Visual Concernts/ The Film's Centerpiece [:41]
9. A New Film Language/"Pieces of Time" [6:36]
10. Directing Actors/BBS [5:43]
11. Criticisms [9:38]
12. Editing/Personal Memories [5:40]
13. Optimist-Realist [4:40]
14. Distribution/Impact [4:55]
Disc #6 -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
1. "Stand By Your Man" [5:14]
2. In the Gutter [8:15]
3. "Play It!" [9:31]
4. The Good Life [5:39]
5. Tita [7:27]
6. Going Home [5:16]
7. "More Crap" [7:27]
8. Counting Sheep [3:56]
9. No Sense of Timing [7:15]
10. Music and Games [8:05]
11. The Easiest Piece/Chopin [7:32]
12. Perfectly Welcome [4:50]
13. Aggression [4:37]
14. "It's Useless" [6:11]
15. "I'm Fine" [6:56]
1. Practical Locations [5:14]
2. Slightly Expressionistic [8:15]
3. American Antiheroes [9:31]
4. "He's Gonna Be a Star" [5:39]
5. Lois Smith [7:27]
6. The Ordinary [5:16]
7. Emblematic Scene [7:27]
8. Low-Budge Movies [3:56]
9. Furnishing the House [7:15]
10. Freewheeling Spirit [8:05]
11. "There's the Inner Feeling" [7:32]
12. Lack of Class [4:50]
13. About Family [4:37]
14. "The End of the Sixties" [6:11]
15. "Doomed to Search" [6:56]
1. Origins [6:15]
2. The Monkees [4:21]
3. Easy Rider [3:59]
4. Five Easy Pieces [5:53]
5. The Last Picture Show [6:38]
6. A Safe Place [2:00]
7. Drive, He Said [3:33]
8. The King of Marvin Gardens [13:49]
Disc #7 -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
1. "Pura Vida" [2:35]
2. The Sale [2:31]
3. "The Pusher" [2:09]
4. "Born to Be Wild" [3:02]
5. Camp [2:05]
6. Rancher Hospitality [3:49]
7. "Wasn't Born to Follow" [2:11]
8. "The Weight" [3:56]
9. "We'll Be There Soon" [4:34]
10. The Commune [16:15]
11. "Parading Without a Permit" [8:58]
12. "If You Want to Be a Bird" [2:18]
13. Extraterrestials [7:37]
14. "The Establishment" [2:23]
15. The Man [9:59]
16. For George [5:53]
17. Mardi Gras [3:45]
18. Acid Trip [4:02]
19. The Man, No 2 [7:39]
1. Picture Origins [2:35]
2. Location Scouting/Shooting Begins [2:31]
3. Music/Politics [2:09]
4. Real Stories/A Team of Family and Friends [3:02]
5. Modern-Day Western/Influences [2:05]
6. Favorite Directors [3:49]
7. Music as Narrative [2:11]
8. John Ford Country [3:56]
9. Improvising to Forward Plot [4:34]
10. Taos/The Cast [16:15]
11. Jack's Character [8:58]
12. New Mexico [2:18]
13. Marijuana [7:37]
14. Pop Culture/Louisiana [2:23]
15. Directing the Diner Scene [9:59]
16. Whorehouse/Foreshadowing [5:53]
17. 16 mm Footage [3:45]
18. Basis For Cemetery Scene [4:02]
19. Undercutting the Dream [7:39]
1. Locations and Extras [2:35]
2. Captain America and Bucky and the Cocaine Incident [2:31]
3. Symbols of the Times [2:09]
4. I Ching [3:02]
5. Conflicts On Set [2:05]
6. John Ford Meets Luis Buñuel [3:49]
7. A Chevy Convertible/The Role of Light [2:11]
8. "Shot Under Protest" [3:56]
9. Direct Cuts/Improvisation [4:34]
10. A Family Affair/Making Peter a Hero [16:15]
11. Jack/Real Locations [8:58]
12. Political Background [2:18]
13. The Scene's Source/Jack's Mistake [7:37]
14. Symbols of Distress [2:23]
15. Diner Setup/Fear of Freedom [9:59]
16. Early Days of Shoot/Crew [5:53]
17. Results of Seed Money [3:45]
18. Editing/The Gospel According to Thomas [4:02]
19. Foreshadowing/"The Ultimate Reality" [7:39]
Disc #8 -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
1. No More Motorcycle Movies! [4:49]
2. Mardi Gras [5:16]
3. A Story Unfolds [4:52]
4. The Bikes [4:30]
5. Bonding Moments [5:23]
6. The Commune [3:24]
7. Longhairs [2:05]
8. Jack [2:56]
9. Café [6:03]
10. Whorehouse/Acid Trip [6:06]
11. Final Scenes [8:36]
12. Postproduction Concerns [3:53]
13. "Shake the Cage" [6:48]
Disc #9 -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
1. Opening Ceremony [3:23]
2. "Porpoise Song" [3:06]
3. "Are You Kidding?" [2:05]
4. "Ditty Diego - War Chant" [1:48]
5. Intense Bombardment [3:12]
6. "Circle Sky" [2:53]
7. Superstitious [1:10]
8. Italy Surrenders [5:17]
9. "Can You Dig It?" [3:07]
10. It's Only a Movie [5:32]
11. Million-Dollar Head [4:24]
12. "The Kids Aren't Gonna Dig It" [1:42]
13. "As We Go Along" [3:42]
14. The Black Box [4:46]
15. "Daddy's Song" [2:51]
16. "Monkees is the Craziest People" [7:46]
17. The Cop's Dream [4:00]
18. "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again?" [5:47]
19. Swami [4:14]
20. Back In the Box [3:12]
21. The Big Victor [4:18]
22. "What is it You Have Learned?" [5:22]
23. End Credits (Plus Strings) [1:55]
1. Meetings [3:23]
2. Bahamas [3:06]
3. Mimi [2:05]
4. Rapping [1:48]
5. Nitschke [3:12]
6. Vietnam [2:53]
7. Deconstruction [1:10]
8. Dunes [5:17]
9. Harem [3:07]
10. Sue [5:32]
11. Dummy [4:24]
12. Cameos [1:42]
13. 5/4 Time [3:42]
14. Dandruff [4:46]
15. Vampires [2:51]
16. Overacting [7:46]
17. Mature [4:00]
18. Kienholz [5:47]
19. Machine [4:14]
20. Water Beds [3:12]
21. Oddjob [4:18]
22. Circles [5:22]
23. Endings [1:55]
1. Radio Spot 1
2. Radio Spot 2
3. Radio Spot 3
4. Radio Spot 4
5. Radio Spot 5
6. Radio Spot 6
7. Radio Spot 7
8. Radio Spot 8
9. Radio Spot 9
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Disc #1 -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
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   Selected-Scene Commentary
      This Video Piece Features Director Bob Rafelson Discussing Selected Scenes From the Film. Rafelson Was Recorded In Aspen, Colorado, In 2009
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         Index
   Reflections of Philosopher King
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   Afterthoughts
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   About Bob Rafelson
   Trailer
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Disc #3 -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
   "The Last Picture Show": A Look Back
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      Index
   A Discussion With Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
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   Picture This
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   Screen Tests
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   Location Footage
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   Truffaut On the New Hollywood
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   A Cautionary Tale
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   A Cautionary Tale - Trailer
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   Henry Jaglom Finds "A Safe Place"
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   Notes On the New York Film Festival
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   Outtakes and Screen Tests
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      Outtakes
      Screen Test 1
      Screen Test 2
      Screen Test 3
      Screen Test 4
   Trailer
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   Soul Searching In "Five Easy Pieces"
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   BBStory
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      Index
   Bob Rafelson at AFI
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   Teasers and Trailer
      Teaser 1
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      Trailer
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      Trailer 1
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   Audio Options
      Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
      Dolby Digital 1.0 Monaural
      Hopper Commentary
      Hopper, Fonda, and Lewis Commentary
Disc #8 -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
   Born to Be Wild
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   "Easy Rider": Shaking the Cage
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      Index
   Hopper and Fonda at Cannes
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   Steve Blauner
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   Gravy
      From the Monkees to Head
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      BBS: A Time For Change
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      Screen Tests
         Michael Blessing (Nesmith)
         Micky Braddock (Dolenz)
         Davy Jones
         Peter Tork
         "She's a Groovy Kid"
         "13,000,000"
      The Monkees On the Hy Lit Show, 1968
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      Promotion
         Trailers and TV Spots
            Theatrical Trailer 1
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            TV Spot 1
            TV Spot 2
            TV Spot 3
            TV Spot 4
            TV Spot 5
            New York Action Trailer
            Portuguese Trailer
         Radio Spots
         Ephemera
   Audio Options
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  • Posted November 26, 2010

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    The DVD Set Of The Year

    Once upon a time, three guys named Bert Scheider, Bob Rafelson and Steve Blauner helped create and produce a 1960's TV show called "The Monkees". When the show became a hit, they created a studio called BBS Productions. The first BBS movie was a Monkees movie called "Head", which did not do well at all. However, almost every other film BBS did do was---and still is---considered some of the finest motion pictures made during one of Hollywood's most fertively creative periods. Those films are collected here in "America Lost And Found: The BBS Story". Some of the films on this collection, most of us already know. Such as the counterculture road film, "Easy Rider", the angry-drifter tale of "Five Easy Pieces" and the early 50's coming-of-age groundbreaker that was "The Last Picture Show". These films stand as a reminder of how great an actor Jack Nicholson was, how great a filmmaker Dennis Hopper was and the wonderful promise that a young, aspiring Peter Bogdonavich once had. But how many people have seen "Drive, He Said"? This movie is about a dissaffected basketball player and it marked the directorial debut of actor Jack Nicholson. Or how many of us have seen or even heard of "A Safe Place"? This was Henry Jaglom's first film as a director and it tells the story of an unstable woman (Tuesday Weld) who cannot reconcile her past much less her present situation. This suprisingly affectionate film features not only a great performance by Weld but also by Orson Welles. And then, there's Bob Rafelson's "The King Of Marvin Gardens". In this rarely seen gem, Jack Nicholson steps completely out of character as a nerdy radio show host whose ne'er-do-well brother (Bruce Dern) convinces him to go to Atlantic City and help him commit a real estate scam that could either make them or break them. This impressive boxed set brings back a time when the major studios were willing to take a chance and make original, taboo-busting films for a younger generation. It should be mentioned that this set also includes The Monkees' film "Head", which even today looks like a real pyschedelic mess. Still, how many movies do you know feature Victor Mature, Annette Funicello and boxer Sonny Liston? This alone demonstrates the lengths that BBS was willing to go through to make new and original films. Yet, nearly all of these films look at the underside of the American Dream and how they have been corrupted by greed and selfishness, themes that are rooted in Sixties counterculture but remain relevant in these near-Depression times we're living in now. There is one film missing from this collection and that's "Hearts And Minds", the last film that BBS made. It was a documentary about America's involvement in The Vietnam War and how misguided the people and the government were in leading into that disasterous quagmire. This hand-grenade of a film won the Oscar for Best Documentary just months after the war ended and it contains many disturbing images that burn at our consciousness. "Hearts And Minds" is available seperately from The Criterion Collection. But if the folks at Criterion included this on "America Lost And Found", it would've been a fitting capper on what is perhaps the finest DVD boxed set of 2010.

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