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The Last Picture Show
Anarene, Texas, 1951. Nothing much has changed...
The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
I'm going to save some time and space here and just say that The Last Picture Show might be the greatest coming-of-age movie I've ever seen. I cannot come up with a single aspect about it I could find fault in, and the amount of content it packs into its two hour run-time is incredible. Heartbreaking, hilarious, moody, moving, Bogdanovich and McMurtry capture that small town feel, and (like Stand By Me or even A Christmas Story) manage to authentically and honestly date the film in a way that nostalgia for a time and place I've never experienced was overwhelming. There's a good deal of humor to go along with the almost physical growing pains Timothy Bottoms goes through. While…
Y'see? You shouldn't have come here. I'm around that corner now. You've ruined it and it's lost completely. Just your needing me won't make it come back.
Growing up sucks. You lose all your carefree spirit, you get more and more responsibilities, and your life just changes completely that makes you feel uncomfortable. Wouldn't it be nice if we all could've stayed 16 and carefree for the rest of our days? Not a worry in the world? No bills, no kids, no commitments? It's all just a hassle, am I right?
Auteur Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show beautifully personifies this stage of life, with a deteriorating 1950's small town as its backdrop. Like the characters, the town itself is…
Peter Bogdanovich's 'The Last Picture Show' serves as a time capsule for the '50s in a way that none of the censor-influenced films of the decade truly could. 'TLPS' is sexual and emotionally raw and a far cry from the eternal optimism of Hollywood. Instead we witness the death of a small Texas town that never really appeared to be living in any real sense anyway.
A young cast perfectly display the frustration of growing up in a town which culture has bypassed almost entirely - the closing of the town's cinema marking the end of its connection with the rest of the world. Without any real entertainment, sex is used as a game, which inevitably fractures relationships between friends…
I've been meaning to get around to this movie for about 5 or 6 years. I've read some great reviews and as it often comes up on "best of lists" , I'm glad I finally got to it this morning.
Peter Bogdanovich's stunning look at a small Texas town in the early fifties is fascinating. Not just the story and the coming of age of most of the characters, but for the actual cast. A baby-faced Jeff Bridges, a craggy faced Ben Johnson, a young Eileen Brennan not to mention Timothy Bottoms and a jail-bait Cybill Shepherd. Shot in black and white, this is a movie that suits that aesthetic. Everything looks old, musty, dusty and dark. From the pool-hall…
Sam the Lion: "If she was here I'd probably be just as crazy now as I was then in about 5 minutes. Ain't that ridiculous?... Naw, it ain't really. 'Cause being crazy about a woman like her is always the right thing to do. Being an old decrepit bag of bones, that's what's ridiculous. Gettin' old."
There's an old saying that "all you have in life, are the experiences". I can go with that, absolutely. Anything that is memorable, worth cherishing or something you can learn from is always a great experience and something to look back on with fondness. Maybe I'm all sentimental because I just got back from the NHL Winter Classic at The Big House - me…
The Last Picture Show is a really good coming-of-age movie. It was made in the 70s, but people say it shows the 50s brilliantly. I wouldn't know, my parents weren't even born then. However, I think it really looks good, and it portrays a small-town perfectly.
The characters are interesting, some more than others. Sonny and Duane are the best of them, and Jacy is pretty good too. I really loved the performances here, all of them are nice.
The movie is kinda slow and a little boring in the beginning for me, but as it progresses it gets more and more interesting. The scene at the "tank" was really great. It took us…
Great movie that really shows youth, emptiness, jealousy. The location and the emptiness of the town is also extremely emphasized in this film. Really great acting and at time the actors tend to speak with the expressions on their faces, and Bogdanovich really captures this with close up shots of their faces. When reminiscing he really focuses on this, and really develops each character very well, as we see their growth and transformation through the film.
At times this can get boring, and the contrast, can often emphasize how deserted this town really is. He is very good at filming close ups too and paces the shots well. Bogdanovich often leaves the viewer at the edge of the seats with…
What a fantastic film. Perfectly written, it generates a sense of nostalgia for a place and time that I didn't even experience. My life in Wales couldn't be further away from this community in Texas. Yet its themes are international, and there isn't a false step in this movie. The black and white filming choice worked really well, making this nowhere backwater feel as bleak as possible. seems to me that 'Nebraska' was heavily influenced by the style of this film. And Cybill Shepherd gives the sexiest performance I've ever seen on screen.
Christ. Was there ever a more attractive woman committed to film than early 70's Cybil Shepard? I submit to you, no.
Also, this movie is pretty great.
Engrossing, heartbreaking, and original, "The Last Picture Show" grabbed me a lot more than I thought it would. It nailed small-town southern people for sure, and it made me glad I had gotten out of there. Overall, very impressive and interesting.
"I'll see you in a year or two if I don't get shot."
Wonderfully evocative. Harrowing story of the subtle horrors of "coming of age". Absolutely adore everything about this movie. One of the few that have made me think about my life's path and whether or not the decisions I have made have been right or wrong.
Should be played at every high school graduation. It's all downhill from here.
I love when you finally get around to watching a particular classic and it's ever bit as good as you've heard.
Dieser Film erzählt vom Untergang amerikanischer Kleinstädte im postindustriellen Zeitalter. Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges und Cybill Shepherd spielen darin eine Gruppe von High-School-Schülern, die sich langsam von ihrer Jugend verabschieden und eine Zukunft nur außerhalb ihres Heimatortes finden können.
Q: What makes Peter Bogdanovich's haunting masterpiece The Last Picture Show such a special film?
A: It perfectly captures a crumbling middle-of-nowhere town as age, time, and the tides of life take its toll on three seniors and the down-on-their-luck inhabitants they bump into.
The Last Picture Show is a film filled with emphatic performances, meticulous composition, ennui, melancholy, and meaning - meaning that draws attention to the importance of memories, stability, and wistfulness. At times, the film makes me hate growing up, and other times it gives hope and meaning into looking into the future. To be honest I'm finding it hard to put what I just watched into words.
We'll all grow up at one point or another, and that in itself is both tragic and beautiful.
Will explain later why the book would make for a good hentai, maybe one better than this already pretty good adaptation.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!