USA / 1971 / 118'
The Last Picture Show
Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Producer: Stephen J. Friedman
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd


The Last Picture Show
USA / 1971 / 118'

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Producer: Stephen J. Friedman
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

A coming-of-age drama film, adapted from the semi-autobiographical 1966 novel The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry. The film's ensemble cast includes Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, and Cybill Shepherd. Set in a small town in north Texas, it is a story of two high-school seniors and long-time friends, Sonny Crawford (Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Bridges).

In 1998, the Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

Stefan Kanfer, Time

Director Bogdanovich has achieved a tactile sense of time and place. More, he has performed that most difficult of all cinematic feats: he has made ennui fascinating. Together, that is enough to herald him as possibly the most exciting new director in America today.


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