YMMV / The Last Picture Show

  • Award Snub: The Supporting Oscars for Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman were well-deserved, but despite the amazing Deliberately Monochrome camera work by Robert Surtees, it lost Best Cinematography to Fiddler on the Roof.note 
  • Tear Jerker: Sam's death, all the more so because we learn about it secondhand just like Sonny and Duane, plus Billy's sudden death at the end.
  • Tough Act to Follow: For its director Peter Bogdanovich.