History Film / TheLastPictureShow

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.
17th May '17 7:54:27 PM Ezclee4050
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* NewOldWest: Though the film doesn't deal with a lot of the classic themes and plot elements of TheWestern, it was clearly influenced by the films of Creator/HowardHawks and Creator/JohnFord.

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* NewOldWest: Though the film doesn't deal with a lot of the classic themes and plot elements of TheWestern, it was clearly influenced by the films of Creator/HowardHawks and Creator/JohnFord. Having familiar Western character actors in the cast like Ben Johnson (Sam) and Clu Gulager (Abilene) also adds to this feel.
16th May '17 2:50:17 PM Ezclee4050
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* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals: It takes place on the dusty Texas plains, so this gets averted.
15th May '17 9:09:52 PM Ezclee4050
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** Another film advertised earlier on the cinema marquee is ''Film/Winchester73'', starring Creator/JamesStewart, who, as noted on the Trivia page, was Bogdanovich's first choice to play Sam the Lion.
15th May '17 8:57:29 PM Ezclee4050
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* DeadpanSnarker: Sam the Lion, and Genevieve the waitress.



* FilleFatale: Jacy, who's no stranger to using her looks to manipulate the males in her life.

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* FilleFatale: Jacy, who's "the only pretty girl in town" according to Genevieve, is no stranger to using her looks to manipulate the males in her life.


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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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* LoveDodecahedron: There's the core triangle of Duane/Jacy/Sonny, then things branch far and wide from there.
15th May '17 12:20:23 AM Ezclee4050
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* FilleFatale: Jacy, who's no stranger to using her looks to manipulate the males in her life.
14th May '17 8:29:30 PM Ezclee4050
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* SoundtrackDissonance: The intense final scene with Sonny and Ruth has the goofy comedy record [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poCWRJTgMQU "It's in the Book"]] playing in the background.
14th May '17 8:06:41 PM Ezclee4050
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* SignatureMove: For Sam the Lion, rolling cigarettes.
14th May '17 6:42:28 PM Ezclee4050
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* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Happens to [[spoiler:Duane]] when he [[spoiler:first tries to deflower Jacy]].



* ReCut: Columbia Pictures mandated that the film had to be under two hours in its original release (it ended up as 118 minutes). In TheNineties Peter Bogdanovich did a director's cut with eight additional minutes, which is the version that currently circulates



* ShoutOut: The two main characters watch ''Film/RedRiver'' during the titular "last picture show" at the town's soon-to-be-closing cinema.

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The two main characters watch ''Film/RedRiver'' during the titular "last picture show" at the town's soon-to-be-closing cinema.cinema.
** Opening the film with a silent white-on-black title card was a nod to ''Film/CitizenKane'', as was the frequent use of deep focus shots.
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