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Paula Milne

Paula Milne chooses the film Five Easy Pieces

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Television Screenplays include The Virgin Queen, White Heat, The Night Watch and The Politician's Husband.

Five Easy Pieces

Paul Milne chooses the 1970 film Five Easy Pieces, directed by Bob Rafelson and starring Jack Nicholson as an oil rig worker who in his youth was a talented pianist. It received four Oscar nominations - for Nicholson, his co-star Karen Black, screenwriter Carole Eastman and Rafelson for Best Picture.

From the Archive

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson recalls writing and performing the memorable crying scene from Five Easy Pieces.

From Film 82 Special 18 Jan 1982 on Radio 4 

Bob Rafelson

In a rare interview, the director of Five Easy Pieces looks back on one of his most celebrated features.

From The Film Programme 01 Jul 2011 on Radio 4

Writing for the Screen

Paula Milne talks to Mark Lawson about writing drama for television.

From Front Row 28 Feb 2012 on Radio 4