History Film / TheLastPictureShow

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.
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.
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