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The Last Picture Show
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Peter Bogdanovich
Release Date: 01 January 1971
Movie rating: 8.1
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What is the movie The Last Picture Show about?
“The Last Picture Show” is a coming of age drama directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a novel of the same name written by Larry McMurtry. It features an ensemble cast of actors, including Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ben Johnson, Ellen Burstyn and Cloris Leachman. It was filmed in black and white, highly unusual for its time. Sonny Crawford (Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Bridges) two best friends in small town Texas coming out of high schools and getting their first taste of adult life. Duane is dating Jacy (Cybill Shepherd in her film debut), the town’s prettiest and wealthiest girl, while Sonny has just broken up with his girlfriend and started a relationship with Ruth, a depressed middle aged wife of his high school coach. Jacy, who is looking for an upgrade over Duane, tries to seduce a wealthy young man Bobby Sheen (Gary Brockette), who rebuffs due to her lack of sexual experience. Sonny, Duane and a group of boys take their mentally disabled friend to a prostitute so he could lose his virginity, but everything goes wrong when he ejaculates prematurely, which puts sonny at odds with Sam “the Lion”, a local cinema owner who bans him from his pool hall, cinema and café. However, Sonny later proves to Sam his affection for Billy and endears himself to him. Off screen, Sonny and Duane go to Mexico over a weekend and come back to find out that Sam has died of a stroke and left the pool hall to Sonny. On the other front, Jacy is in a rush to lose her virginity and visits a motel with Duane, and then dumps him the day after they’ve had sex. Eventually she hooks up with Sonny, which enrages Duane.
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Jimmy @ 13-Aug-2014 18:33 Report a spam

The cinematography is reminiscent of Ford; the dialogue, which seems as if it might have been written the morning the scene was shot, is reminiscent of Hawks.The film is an homage to the past, a bow to the uncertain future. It is a masterpiece.

John Read @ 13-Aug-2014 18:32 Report a spam

Clearly an artistically crafted film, loaded with some of the most outstanding acting ever. Very poignant, full of pathos. Several memorable scenes. Oscar-worthy performance from Ben Johnson. But I kept expecting a plot to pop up and make itself seen. Essentially the movie was one scene after another of country people rutting like hogs. Sure, I realize that's one of the themes of the movie, but ultimately, when Sam died the life of the picture went with it. Aside from Sam I couldn't get interested in any other character. There was no tension for me; I was not hanging on the next scene to see what was coming. I figured it would be just more of the same--which it usually was. And then they die empty. No surprises.

Denis Duello @ 13-Aug-2014 18:28 Report a spam

A beautiful and heart wrenching movie that gets better and better as the years go by. I saw this when it came out in 1971, I knew it was good, but I didn't really understand how good or why. Over the years I have gone back and watched it again, and as my life changed I began to relate deeper each time I saw it. Bogdonovich was WAY ahead of the game on this one.

This is one of those rare movies that you can go back every five years and watch for the first time. Myself having been raised in Del Rio, Texas in the late 50's and early sixties, I can attest that this is a totally accurate picture of what coming of age in west Texas was really like for most of us.

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