Bob Rafelson

  • Bob Rafelson – Blood and Wine (1996)

    Bob Rafelson1991-2000CrimeDramaUSA
    Blood and Wine (1996)
    Blood and Wine (1996)

    A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.Read More »

  • Bob Rafelson – Stay Hungry (1976)

    1971-1980Bob RafelsonComedyDramaUSA

    So-called ‘special agent’ infiltrates into the gym, which is targeted by a dirty business fraud.Read More »

  • Bob Rafelson – Wet (1995)

    1991-2000Bob RafelsonEroticaGermanyShort Film

    A huge bath showroom. Brass fixtures along the walls, sink and showers, enameled toilets, jacuzzi tubs, steam showers, all polished and gleaming. Saleswomen and salesmen move uneasily amongst the customers. Hardly anyone can afford the prices. The sales people are energetic but it’s hopeless. They haven’t made a sale in weeks. The manager Bruce, about 35, oversees the bustle. He’s charming, well built. supercilious – and desperate to boost business.Read More »

  • Bob Rafelson – (2002)

    2001-2010Bob RafelsonEroticaGermanyShort Film


    Veteran film director Matty Bonkers (Bob Rafelson), a Hollywood legend, arrives in Berlin or an honorary retrospective tribute. While introducing his film MOCKERY, he receives a phone call from his producer lying in intensive care at a hospital. Blau (Trevor Griffiths) needs a favor for old times’ sake. Could Matty finish a porn movie before his legs get broken by Tokyo Tony? Matty reluctantly agrees. On the set he meets movie star and ex-cello-player Inga (Fabienne Babe) – and the experience is bizarre spirited uplifting a comédie humaine. features Bob Rafelson in his first major acting role.Read More »

  • Bob Rafelson – Head (1968)

    1961-1970Bob RafelsonCultMusicalRock n' Roll MusicalsUSA


    Running in from seemingly nowhere, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith & Peter Tork – better known collectively as The Monkees – disrupt a bridge opening ceremony. From where and why did they come to disrupt the proceedings? They were filming a series of vignettes in several different genres, including a wild west sequence, a desert war sequence, a Confederate war sequence, and a science fiction sequence. They disagree with much of what is happening around them, and try to figure out how to escape the oppression they feel – symbolized by a big black box in which they are seemingly imprisoned – by the forces around. That oppression is often shown in the form of “The Big Victor Mature”.Read More »

  • Bob Rafelson – Five Easy Pieces (1970)

    Drama1961-1970Amos Vogel: Film as a Subversive ArtBob RafelsonUSA

    In an Academy Award -nominated performance for Best Actor, Jack Nicholson is outstanding in Five Easy Pieces, the acclaimed drama from director Bob Rafelson. Although a brilliant, classical pianist from an intellectual, well-to-do family – Robert Dupea has made a career out of running from job to job and woman to woman. Presently working in an oil field, Dupea spends most of his free time downing beers,playing poker and being noncommittal with his sexy but witless girlfriend Rayette. But when he is summoned to his father’s deathbed, Dupea returns home with Raette, where he meets and falls for a sophisticated woman. Now caught between his conflicting lifestyles, the gifted but troubled Dupea must face issues that will change his life forever. Deceptively simple, but one of the most complex and interesting films of its time – Five Easy Pieces garnered a 1970 Academy Award nomination for Best Picture – with Black receiving the 1970 New York Film Critics award for her excellent performance.Read More »

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