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Encyclopedia > The Last Picture Show
The Last Picture Show

original movie poster
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Produced by Stephen J. Friedman
Written by Larry McMurtry
Peter Bogdanovich
Starring Timothy Bottoms
Jeff Bridges
Cybill Shepherd
Ben Johnson
Cloris Leachman
Ellen Burstyn
Eileen Brennan
Randy Quaid
Peter Bogdanovich (voice)
Release date(s) October 3, 1971
Running time USA 118 Min Edited
USA 126 Min Director's Cut
Language English
IMDb profile

The Last Picture Show is a 1971 film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a 1966 novel by Larry McMurtry. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (400x604, 41 KB)original movie poster source:www. ... Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић(born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ... Stephen J. Friedman is the current dean of Pace University School of Law. ... One of McMurtrys bookstores in Archer City, Texas Larry McMurtry (born June 3, 1936 in Wichita Falls, Texas) is a novelist, screenwriter, and essayist. ... Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић(born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ... Timothy Bottoms (born August 30, 1951) is an American actor. ... Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... There have been several people called Ben Johnson or Jonson: Ben Jonson (1572-1637; Elizabethan dramatist, poet & actor) Ben Johnson (c. ... Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award, nine-time Emmy and Golden Globe winning American actress of stage, film and television. ... Ellen Burstyn (born December 7, 1932 as Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Eileen Brennan (born September 3, 1938 in Los Angeles, California) is an American character actress of films, television, and theatre. ... Randall Rudy Randy Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated actor and former comedian. ... Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић(born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Editor has four major senses: a person who obtains or improves material for a publication; a film editor, a person responsible for the flow of a motion picture or television program from scene to scene a sound editor, a person responsible for the flow and choice of music, voice, and... A directors cut is a specially edited version of a film, and less often TV series, music video or video games, that is supposed to represent the directors own approved edit. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић(born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ... One of McMurtrys bookstores in Archer City, Texas Larry McMurtry (born June 3, 1936 in Wichita Falls, Texas) is a novelist, screenwriter, and essayist. ...


Set in the semi-fictitious town of Anarene, Texas in the early 1950s (November 1951 - November 1952), it is about the coming of age of two young men, best friends Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges). Anarene, Texas, is a ghost town in Archer County, Texas. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Timothy Bottoms (born August 30, 1951) is an American actor. ... Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ...


Cybill Shepherd, making her screen debut, plays Duane's girlfriend Jacy Farrow, and their friend and mentor Sam the Lion, owner of the town's only movie theater, is played by Ben Johnson. The movie also features Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, Sam Bottoms, Sharon Ullrick, Randy Quaid and John Hillerman. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Ben Johnson Jr. ... Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award, nine-time Emmy and Golden Globe winning American actress of stage, film and television. ... Ellen Burstyn (born December 7, 1932 as Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Eileen Brennan (born September 3, 1938 in Los Angeles, California) is an American character actress of films, television, and theatre. ... Clu Gulager (born William Martin Galuger on November 16, 1928) is an American television and film actor of part Cherokee Indian descent. ... Sam Bottoms (b. ... Randall Rudy Randy Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated actor and former comedian. ... John Hillerman (born December 20, 1932 in Denison, Texas) is an American actor. ...


The screenplay was adapted by James Lee Barrett, Peter Bogdanovich, Larry McMurtry and Polly Platt (uncredited) from the novel of the same name by McMurtry. It was the first successful film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, who had already built a reputation as a film critic. It was filmed in black and white by cinematographer Robert Surtees at the suggestion of Orson Welles. Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ... James Lee Barrett (19 November 1929- 15 October 1989) was an American producer, screenwriter, and Tony Award-winning writer. ... Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић(born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ... One of McMurtrys bookstores in Archer City, Texas Larry McMurtry (born June 3, 1936 in Wichita Falls, Texas) is a novelist, screenwriter, and essayist. ... Polly Platt is an American film producer, production designer and screenwriter. ... Robert Surtees (Aug 9, 1906 - Jan 5, 1985) was an American cinematographer who won Academy Awards three times, for the films King Solomons Mines, The Bad and the Beautiful and Ben Hur. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


The Last Picture Show won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ben Johnson) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Leachman). It was also nominated in the categories for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Bridges), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Burstyn), Best Cinematography (Surtees), Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to directors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ...


In 1998, this film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. This movie ranked number 19 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies.) In 2007, the film was ranked #95 on the American Film Institute's 10th Anniversary Edition of the 100 greatest American films of all time. The Library of Congress is the de facto national library of the United States and the research arm of the United States Congress. ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with AFIs 100 Years. ...


Trivia

  • Save for the closing credits, all the music in the film is being played on either record players, radios or television sets or by live performers. A large proportion of the compositions are by Hank Williams.
  • Almost all the camera shots are at eye level.
  • Director Bogdanovich brought many of the lead actors back together to reprise their roles in Texasville, a 1990 sequel set in the same town thirty years later. This film is also based on a McMurtry novel of the same name.
  • This was Cybill Shepherd's film debut.
  • Larry McMurtry's novel has been followed by three sequels: Texasville, Duane's Depressed, and When The Light Goes. The latter two have not yet been produced as films.
  • The "last picture show" of the movie's title is the John Wayne film Red River.

Texasville is an American motion picture. ... Red River is a 1948 western film which tells the story of the first cattle drive along the Chisolm Trail in the fictional framework of a cattle man who feuds with his adopted son over ownership of their cattle in the middle of a drive. ...

References

Book: McMurtry, Larry. The Last Picture Show: A Novel. New York, Dial Press, 1966. (Simon and Schuster reprint) ISBN 0-684-85386-8 The January 1920 issue of the Dial. ...


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The Last Picture Show - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (285 words)
The Last Picture Show is a 1971 film directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
Set in the fictitious town of Anarene, Texas in the early 1950s (November 1951 - November 1952), it is about the coming of age of two young men, best friends Sonny Crawford (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Jeff Bridges).
The Last Picture Show won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ben Johnson) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Leachman).
Jigsaw Lounge - The Last Picture Show (779 words)
His debut Targets (1969), was a promisingly original, economical thriller – but Picture Show is a quantum leap forward, all the more baffling considering the largely unsatisfactory titles that followed, reaching a nadir (let’s hope) with the shoddily inept The Cat’s Meow (2001).
First-time viewers of The Last Picture Show are, however, often surprised by how late in the day the closure of the cinema actually happens.
Impressive as it is, Lucas’s romp seems adolescent and puny alongside The Last Picture Show, shot in timeless fl-and-white by cinematographer Robert Surtees: when Sonny looks over the Anarene skyline by night, clouds hovering in the dark sky, it’s one of the most lyrical landscape shots in American movies.
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