History Film / TheLastPictureShow

19th May '18 2:50:43 PM Mdumas43073
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With a stellar cast that also included Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, Randy Quaid (in his film debut) and John Hillerman, [[DeliberatelyMonochrome it was shot in black and white for aesthetic and technical reasons]], which was unusual for its time.

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With a stellar cast that also included Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, Randy Quaid (in his film debut) debut), and John Hillerman, [[DeliberatelyMonochrome it was shot in black and white for aesthetic and technical reasons]], which was unusual for its time.
19th May '18 2:40:20 PM Mdumas43073
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7th Mar '18 6:24:30 PM jamespolk
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* BittersweetEnding: Pretty close to a DownerEnding. Sonny loses Jacey, who honestly was really not that interested in the first place and used him as a tool to piss off her parents. Duane leaves for the army. The DyingTown gets that much closer to dead as the movie theater closes. And poor Billy is struck and killed in the street by a truck. The only thing that leavens the ending somewhat is the reconciliation between Sonny and Ruth at the end, with her taking his hand and saying "Never you mind."



* DownerEnding
--> "Never you mind, honey... never you mind."



%%* IWasQuiteALooker: Lois Farrow.
7th Mar '18 3:36:53 PM jamespolk
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* ComingOfAgeStory: Sonny leaving childish things behind.

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* ComingOfAgeStory: Sonny leaving childish things behind.behind, as he and the other kids graduate from high school and have to start the adult world.



* CurbStompBattle: The football game played the night before the film starts was apparently a hugely humiliating loss for the Anarene team.

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* CurbStompBattle: The football game played the night before the film starts was apparently a hugely humiliating loss for the Anarene team.team. 121-14!



* GlassEye: [[spoiler:Sonny ends up with one after Duane hits him with a beer bottle in a fight]]

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* GlassEye: [[spoiler:Sonny Sonny ends up with one after Duane hits him with a beer bottle in a fight]]fight



* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Happens to [[spoiler:Duane]] when he [[spoiler:first tries to deflower Jacy]].

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* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Happens to [[spoiler:Duane]] Duane when he [[spoiler:first first tries to deflower Jacy]].Jacy.
7th Mar '18 3:26:51 PM jamespolk
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%%* ComingOfAgeStory

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%%* ComingOfAgeStory* ComingOfAgeStory: Sonny leaving childish things behind.



%%* TheFifties



%%* TheFilmOfTheBook


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* HangoverSensitivity: Duane comes back in rough shape after he and Sonny went on a spree in Mexico.
8th Dec '17 5:50:59 PM Ezclee4050
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Bogdanovich and most of the cast reunited for the sequel ''Film/{{Texasville}}'' in 1990.



* {{Sequel}}: ''Texasville'', [=McMurtry=]'s sequel to the original novel, was itself adapted for the screen by Bogdanovich in 1990. Bridges, Shepherd, Leachman, Bottoms, Quaid, and Brennan all reprised their roles.

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* {{Sequel}}: ''Texasville'', ''Film/{{Texasville}}'', [=McMurtry=]'s sequel to the original novel, was itself adapted for the screen by Bogdanovich in 1990. Bridges, Shepherd, Leachman, Bottoms, Quaid, and Brennan all reprised their roles.
8th Dec '17 5:36:56 PM Ezclee4050
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Set in a small town in north Texas between November 1951 and October 1952, it is about the coming of age of Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and his friend Duane Jackson (Creator/JeffBridges). The cast includes Cybill Shepherd in her film debut, Ben Johnson, Eileen Brennan, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, Clu Gulager, Randy Quaid in his film debut and John Hillerman. [[DeliberatelyMonochrome For aesthetic and technical reasons it was shot in black and white]], which was unusual for its time.

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Set The story is set in Anarene, a small tiny town in on the north Texas plains, between November 1951 and October 1952, it is about the coming of age of 1952. Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) is a high school senior, and leads a typical life for a teenage boy in his town: he plays on the school football team, goes to movies at the town's only theater, plays pool at the pool hall run by the beloved Sam the Lion (Ben Johnson), and pursues relationships with girls.

His best
friend is Duane Jackson (Creator/JeffBridges). The cast includes Cybill (Creator/JeffBridges), the charismatic captain of the football team. Duane is dating Jacy Farrow (Cybill Shepherd in her film debut, Ben Johnson, debut), the school's homecoming queen, whose mother Lois (Ellen Burstyn) is fiercely protective of her as she grooms her for adulthood.

But as Anarene's young people get ready to become adults, the town's adults are leading lives of desperation, with unhappy marriages and numerous extramarital affairs. Sonny gets drawn into this when he falls in love with Ruth Popper (Cloris Leachman), the shy wife of the school's athletic coach. Meanwhile, Jacy's and Duane's relationship gets strained and Jacy and Sonny start seeing each other, which naturally puts a wedge between Sonny and Duane. But as life goes on the relationships between various people in town resolve themselves in unexpected ways.

With a stellar cast that also included
Eileen Brennan, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, Clu Gulager, Randy Quaid in (in his film debut debut) and John Hillerman. Hillerman, [[DeliberatelyMonochrome For aesthetic and technical reasons it was shot in black and white]], white for aesthetic and technical reasons]], which was unusual for its time.



* MrsRobinson: Sonny starts a relationship with Ruth Popper, the middle-aged wife of the high school basketball coach. It's also implied that Jacy's mother Lois might be attracted to him.

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* MrsRobinson: Sonny starts a relationship with Ruth Popper, the middle-aged wife of the high school basketball coach. It's also implied that Jacy's mother Lois might be attracted to him.
4th Sep '17 7:56:15 AM Peteman
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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Averted hard. Jimmie Sue, the town hooker, is probably the single most loathsome character in the film, for her downright rude treatment of Billy.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Averted hard.Averted. Jimmie Sue, the town hooker, is probably the single most loathsome character in the film, for her downright rude treatment of Billy.
20th Jul '17 1:20:05 PM Camassia
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''The Last Picture Show'' is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a semi-autobiographical 1966 novel of the same name by Larry [=McMurtry=].

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''The Last Picture Show'' is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, Creator/PeterBogdanovich, adapted from a semi-autobiographical 1966 novel of the same name by Larry [=McMurtry=].
12th Jun '17 9:15:37 PM nombretomado
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The film was nominated for eight {{Academy Award}}s, including Best Picture, Best Director, and four nominations for acting: Ben Johnson and Jeff Bridges for Best Supporting Actor, and Ellen Burstyn and Cloris Leachman for Best Supporting Actress. It won two: Johnson and Leachman.

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The film was nominated for eight {{Academy UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, including Best Picture, Best Director, and four nominations for acting: Ben Johnson and Jeff Bridges for Best Supporting Actor, and Ellen Burstyn and Cloris Leachman for Best Supporting Actress. It won two: Johnson and Leachman.
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