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The Last Picture Show
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The Last Picture Show 1971

From Amazon: Like Easy Rider, Bonnie and Clyde, The Wild Bunch, and The Graduate, The Last Picture Show is one of the signature films of the "New Hollywood" that emerged in the late 1960s and early '70s. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry and lovingly directed by Peter Bogdanovich (who cowrote the script with McMurtry), this 1971 drama has been interpreted as an affectionate tribute to classic Hollywood filmmaking and the great directors (such as John Ford) that Bogdanovich so deeply admired. It's also a eulogy for lost innocence and small-town life, so accurately rendered that critic Roger Ebert called it "the best...

Directed By:
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No image existsLarry McMurtry
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Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges
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Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
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Ellen BurstynEllen Burstyn
Eileen BrennanEileen Brennan
No image existsClu Gulager
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Randy QuaidRandy Quaid
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The Last Picture Show Movie Review by David Hurlbert (5/9/2007)

The Last Picture Show (1971) is a wonderful dramatic character study about life in a small Texas town. If you enjoy character study films such as What is eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Magnolia (1999), American Beauty (1999), and Happiness (1998), you will likely enjoy this unbelievably frank and heartfelt film. The movie...

(complete The Last Picture Show review by David Hurlbert)

The Last Picture Show Movie Review by AJ (4/14/2006)

It's rare for a film to be as accurate in capturing the small joys, big pains, bleakness, and monotony of life, as well as the emotional torture and sexual yearning of teenage years, as The Last Picture Show is. It also creates a detailed southern environment, generating in myself a wave of nostalgia for all of my older...

(complete The Last Picture Show review by AJ)

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