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Aissi

Firstly, every member of the cast was brilliant.

My friend described it as 'slow', which I suppose is accurate. But that's not a bad thing. It's not a fast-paced movie and it's not supposed to be.
It's about youth wasting away in a small town; 'slow' is exactly what the film is.
12 years 3 months ago
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tomsalad

Cybill Shepherd was so beautiful
13 years 1 month ago
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starberry697

just grabs her vag lol
9 years 11 months ago
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mi-16evil

As a person who lived near small Texas towns like this, the film nailed the look and feel perfectly. Just drive through the Texas hill country and you'll see a dozen towns like this one.
12 years 4 months ago
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jhhayes

An excellent coming-of-age film.
13 years 12 months ago
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voltesque

Intense material but comes across realistically and brilliantly.
11 years 3 months ago
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ClassicLady

Cloris Leachman always surprises me with her dramatic talents. She's so good at everything she does.
10 years 6 months ago
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criscoJovan

It's always so hard to watch coming-of-age movies.
Certainly didn't read or look up anything about The Last Picture Show, so it sure was a nice surprise to see all of those actors and actresses in their early years.
11 years 10 months ago
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Esnaider

"He was sweeping you sons of bitches, he was sweeping!"
2 years 4 months ago
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thesearethethoughts

So, this film simply would not exist without Polly Platt, Peter's then wife, who is credited for "Design" when she really co-directed and co-wrote the film. It's just frustrating to see she got so much less credit than she deserved. She had the idea to adapt the novel to film, convinced Peter Bogdanovich to do it, she did all the design, she found Cybill Sheperd, found the location, and so much more.
3 years 10 months ago
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Siskoid

Shot in a high contrast black and white that evokes a frozen past, The Last Picture Show is a lot more honest than most when it comes to telling "coming of age" stories. The formula normally demands such films end on the kids either moving on, or on the cusp of moving on, to bigger and better things. That's not the reality, especially not in the dead end Texan town of the film, where even those with more options than others get mired in the muck of the status quo, out of fear and anxiety. It's about what keeps you from moving on, and subverts the usual movie trope of everyone having great ambitions and the capacity to realize them. The younger characters are the leads, but - and this may be a function of age - I was more drawn to the supporting adult roles, examples of what happens to people who never did move on, and regret it to some degree. Beautiful performances from Ben Johnson, Ellen Burstyn, and Cloris Leachman in a difficult and atypical role, but 1971's fresh new faces have a lot to offer too, with early roles for Jeff Bridges, Cybill Sherpherd and Randy Quaid. Timothy Bottoms didn't becomes a household name, but he carries the film with heart and soul.
5 years 5 months ago
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Big A2

@Aissi: I totally agree. If this movie moved even just slightly faster it's mesmerising pace and mood would be ruined.
11 years 9 months ago
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Clintmwells

Timothy Bottoms was outstanding in this.
7 years 9 months ago
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jacktrewin

cybill shepherd, as tomsalad said, is stunning
12 years 11 months ago
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arunraj

great movie .....have gd screenplay n acting
13 years 1 month ago

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