The Last Picture Show
Special Edition, Director's Cut Special Edition
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Released in 1971 to critical acclaim and public controversy, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW garnered eight Academy Award(r) nominations (including Best Picture) and was hailed as the most important work by a young American director since Citizen Kane. A surprisingly frank, bittersweet drama of social and sexual mores in small-town Texas, the film features a talent-laden cast led by Jeff Bridges (The Mirror Has Two Faces), Cybill Shepherd (TV's "Cybill") and Timothy Bottoms (The Man in the Iron Mask). Cloris Leachman (TV's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show") and Ben Johnson (Rio Grande) each won Oscars(r) for their work in supporting roles. This modern classic is a must-have for every movie lover.
- New restored director's cut, featuring an additional 8 minutes of footage
- Documentary: The Last Picture Show: A Look Back (65 min.)
- Theatrical Re-release Featurette
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There a multiple stories in this movie. But, the one that dominates for me is Sonny's constant pining for the inaccessible girl he can't have only to have her in the end and realize it wasn't what he hoped it would be. Other movies have used the theme of wanting the high bling, high maintenance girl just to realize that it doesn't count for much: 'Only the Lonely' and 'Marty' come to mind. But, the setting of this deteriorating town combined with it's distinct character interpretations make it exceptional.
A lot of films don't live up to the hype - this one did.An all time classic.
The interview and backstory (as told by Peter Bagdonovich) about the making of the film
is almost as good as the movie itself. All the acting is outstanding, although some of the scenes
seem to drag on at times and there's a bit of "overacting". The fact that its filmed in "Black & White"
actually blends well with the storyline and the theme. (This idea was suggested to PB by Orson Wellls.).
This movie ranks right up there with Easy Rider and Five Easy Pieces as being a "defining" film for its time.
This isn't the 'American Dream' 1950s movies and TV told us about. This is sad, lonely, screwed up people having affairs just to know they're still alive. Teenagers looking at a future that really isn't much of a future and having to look away.
It's a film I understand emotionally much more now that I'm older. It's a film that looks back on life with wistfulness, but also a cold eye of truth. There really isn't that much plot, yet you feel like you've gotten to know a whole world.
An astonishingly mature film from the young Bogdonovich, arguably his very best.
And finally it's available in a gorgeous blu-ray transfer that honors how beautifully it was shot, as part of Criterion's must own BBS box set, along with some of the other best and/or most important American indie films from the late 60s and early 70s (Easy Rider, King of Marvin Gardens)
It was released in 1971, at the beginning of a decade charged with revolutionary emotions and challenges. Depicting a time in small-town Texas (the 1950s), this movie leads us through a few months in the lives of several characters in coming-of-age moments. A frank, bittersweet drama of social and sexual mores that are shifting, it is also most notable for the talent-laden cast of characters: Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms, Cloris Leachman, and Ben Johnson, to name a few.
Filmed in black and white, the movie is set against a dreary tumbleweed-cast backdrop, with an almost ghost-town appearance. It called to mind for me where I was when it was released. I had just moved to what could almost be a twin of the dreary town of Anarene, Texas. The counterpart was a small former oil town to the west of the Central Valley city where I now live. The desolation in the film mirrored the emotions I felt when "dropped into" this town; I was young, with three small children, and cast rudderless onto what felt like a barren landscape. Uprooted from the urban life I loved (in Northern California), I could completely identify with the feelings of desolation experienced by the characters.
As I watched the film today, those same emotions swept over me, and I almost felt as though I were back there.
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, the movie can best be described as a timeless coming-of-age tale that spotlights a season in the lives of a disenchanted group of young people.
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