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  The Last Picture Show - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Last_Picture_Show   (285 words)

 Jigsaw Lounge - The Last Picture Show
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.
www.jigsawlounge.co.uk /film/lastpictureshow.html   (779 words)

 DVDFILE.COM: The Last Picture Show review
Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry, The Last Picture Show is a minor classic that poetically captures the tragedies, comedies and dramas of life in a small town.
The Last Picture Show is anamorphic widescreen and is presented in the theatrical aspect ratio at approximately 1.78:1.
The Last Picture Show is a rather low budget film, and many of the decisions on the video and audio were made to be artistically spare and that's reflected here.
www.dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video/lastpictureshow.htm   (497 words)

 ArtForum: "The Last Picture Show": Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
The pictures in "The Last Picture Show," a survey covering the "conceptual uses" of photography from 1960 to 1982, demonstrate an approach to the medium that contrasts sharply with the one Alfred Stieglitz and his progeny developed to attain for photography the exalted status of Art.
As if to prove that the big picture and the blurred boundary between photography and painting predate the era of Gursky, Struth, et al., the first object presented at the entrance to the show is Giovanni Anselmo's Entrare nell'opera (Entering the Work), 1971.
The absence from this show of evidence that artists engaged in unmarketable projects into the '80s (for example, Louise Lawler and Sherrie Levine's A Picture Is No Substitute for Anything) promotes the overly simplistic impression that experimental practices vanished as the market culture demanded more salable stuff.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0268/is_6_42/ai_113389511   (995 words)

 Independent Thought Alarm >> Reviews >> The Last Picture Show
PICTURE SHOW follows the lives of the key members of the town of Anarene over the course of a single year, though given its insular nature, it sometimes feels like the entire community is on display.
In hindsight, Bogdanovich came to resemble his Sonny from THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, trapped in a town in which he was an outsider.
PICTURE SHOW's title should be ironic since Bogdanovich was only on his second film.
www.geocities.com /mattsingersite/lastpictureshow.html   (721 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Last Picture Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Last Picture Show portrays life in a tiny rural town in Texas in the early '50s, among a group of high school teenagers whose primary preoccupations are sex and keeping themselves from dying of boredom by drinking and playing pool.
Sam the Lion, the most respected member of the community, dies and the light from a picture show flickers in the theater one last time before closing for good, leaving the wind to howl across the prairie, and the characters we have grown to care about scatter like tumbleweed.
The Last Picture Show is simply the best coming of age story about growing up in post-vietnam north america ever written.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0891908897   (1449 words)

 Irish Times Article - Last picture show at the Classic in Harold's Cross next Friday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One of Dublin's last traditional suburban cinemas, the Classic in Harold's Cross, is set to close at the end of next week.
The Classic and the nearby Stella in Rathmines are the last two-screen neighbourhood cinemas in the capital.
However, the film chosen as the cinema's last picture show next Friday night is The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which has broken all Irish cinema records by running at late-night shows in the Classic for the past 21 years.
www.ireland.com /newspaper/front/2003/0823/1801246861HM1CLASSICCLOSE.html   (441 words)

 Book Report on The Last Picture Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Novel Paper on The Last Picture Show Accurately depicting life through the eyes of a teenager is now easy feat to accomplish.
The Last Picture Show is a tantalizing tale of teenagers struggling towards adulthood and grasping for maturity.
The Last Picture Show is an incredible novel that illustrates the hardships and intricacies of teenage life in a small town.
www.newessay.com /database/The_Last_Picture_Show-110324.html   (167 words)

 The Last Picture Show (1971)
The Last Picture Show (1971) is an evocative and bittersweet slice-of-life 'picture show' from young newcomer, 31 year-old director Peter Bogdanovich, formerly a stage actor and film writer/critic.
The main show is already playing - it is the first-run, fantasy mill feature by director Vincente Minnelli titled Father of the Bride (1950) - a romantic 50s comedy starring young Elizabeth Taylor as Kay, a middle-class teenager on the verge of getting married, and the paternal figure of Spencer Tracy.
During the show, Duane arrives with the town's rich local belle, a rich-girl and icy blonde beauty named Jacy Farrow (Cybill Shepherd in her film debut).
www.filmsite.org /lastp.html   (2148 words)

 Medialunchbox - DVD : The Last Picture Show (Definitive Director's Cut Special Edition)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
The first book I ever read by Larry McMurtry was "The Last Picture Show" and it was the reason I ended up reading so many more of his books.
Bogdanovich's 'Last Picture Show' is a nostalgic but achingly melancholy film about change and loss.
www.medialunchbox.com /ItemId/0767827902   (718 words)

 Cinema Elegy: The Last Picture Show
Bogdanovich employs a powerful conflation in The Last Picture Show: the bittersweet nostalgia for the passing of an era is blended with a realism and honesty that views the early 1950s very differently from the way films of that period did.
The two films referenced in The Last Picture Show are polar opposites and yet they jointly deepen the melancholic aura surrounding the characters of the film.
The world of The Last Picture Show is one in which each generation is a little less purposeful, a little weaker, and a touch more defeated than the generation that came before it.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/01/13/last.html   (3162 words)

 The Porning Report: The Last Dirty Picture Show
Last month, the San Mateo Planning Commissioners voted to tear down the Palm Theater in San Mateo, California, one of the last porn theaters in America.
One of the last of its breed, the Palm represented a different time in porn, and therefore in society.
These were the days when porn itself was much less accepted by mainstream than it is today, yet to see a porn movie you had to go out to a public theater and watch it surrounded by other creepy men.
weblogs.variety.com /the_porning_report/2004/03/the_last_dirty_.html   (577 words)

 The last picture show
Showing up late at the Midway, some 130 miles into the western Illinois sticks near Dixon, we found no one at the ticket booth, the marquee dark, the snackbar closed and the playground vacant.
But the second movie was still showing, and five minutes later we planted ourselves on the side of a country road a quarter-mile east of the theatre.
The soundtrack came in on the AM band, and only a lone utility pole obstructed the climax of "Scream." Catching a drive-by glimpse of a prairie drive-in says "summer" in America like sneaking a rooftop peek at the Cubs in Wrigley Field.
www.newcitychicago.com /guides/97summer_guide/text/driveinfeat.html   (856 words)

 Amazon.com: Video: The Last Picture Show (Director's Cut) (1971)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Last Picture Show is wickedly funny, raunchy, and razor-sharp precise in capturing that post-Senior-year-summer state of mind, but the heartbreaking, jaded look on Timothy Bottoms' face hit me like a ton of bricks, and I'm still somewhat recovering from it.
The movie seems to look most favorably on the outlooks of those who least try to conceal what they are and simply deal with themselves and their fellowman honestly, and this is certainly not a bad view to take; to view yourself and the world around you as it really is without a lense.
Instead, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW decides to handle the sexual politics of the 1950s with a tight-grip on reality, granting us a rather different discussion of sex during this time period than we are accustomed to receiving.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0767842693?v=glance   (3310 words)

 The Last Picture Show (1971)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sexual behaviour, violent differences between friends and the morality that tries to interject itself in the midst of all this chaos has been around since the beginning of man's existence.
'The Last Picture Show' is set in (very) small town Texas around 1950 and shows a group of people who sleep with each other (with strenuous results that follow) and how daily life can be a challenge among the tumbleweeds, wind, and dust that seems to kick up every time you open the door.
Depression, drinking, drug use and cold hard feelings for their fellow man is as rampant here as in any of the big cities.
us.imdb.com /Title?0067328   (489 words)

 last picture show - movie and tv vault at videovista
The Last Picture Show is about the end of an era, symbolised by the death of Sam the Lion (Ben Johnson), the owner of the pool hall where Sonny, Duane and their friends congregate, and by the closing of the only cinema in town.
The Last Picture Show was the first major studio production since 1967 to be shot in fl and white, and Robert Surtees' camerawork is a standout: nostalgic, but at the same time grittily realistic and bleak.
The picture is anamorphically enhanced and the sound is the original mono.
www.videovista.net /reviews/mar05/lastshow.html   (539 words)

 The Last Picture Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It would be time-consuming to summarise all of the plots and sub-plots of "The Last Picture Show" and really they are not crucial to the film: the two central aspects are character and atmosphere.
Bleak, windswept, tatty and dying it seems to stand for the emotional void in the characters' lives, and also for the end of an age of youth and innocence that has been outgrown, both in the individual lives of the protagonists and in America itself.
Archer City, Texas, where The Last Picture Show was filmed, has its very own (fairly modest!) home page, which you can visit here.
freespace.virgin.net /d.gardiner/LasPicShow.html   (1547 words)

 The Last Picture Show: Film and Video Installation in the Late '60s and Early '70s
After the show at the Howard Wise Gallery, it was possible to identify oneself as a video artist, and to recognize other video artists” (15).
This installation was the last of a series of corridor installations between 1968 and 1970, and begun as a prop for the video, Walk with Contrapposto (1968), in which Nauman walks back and forth in 20-inch wide space between walls eight feet high and 20 feet long.
Krauss stressed the significance of Derrida, who “built demonstration after demonstration to show that the idea of an interior set apart from, or uncontaminated by, an exterior was a chimera, a metaphysical fiction” (19).
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/03/28/last_picture_show_installation_60s_70s.html   (6734 words)

 E-Flux : The Last Picture Show - (2005-03-14)
These are some of the questions explored in the exhibition The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982, on view at Miami Art Central March 11 through June 12, 2005.
The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982 was organized by the Walker Art Center.
The show was curated by Walker associate curator Douglas Fogle.
www.e-flux.com /displayshow.php?file=message_1110834466.txt   (611 words)

 DVD Talk > Reviews > The Last Picture Show > Printer Friendly
Most impressive about "The Last Picture Show" is the expansive cast, which also features Cybill Shepherd as Jacy, Duane's girlfriend, Ellen Burstyn as her mother, Ben Johnson as Sam the Lion, Cloris Leachman as Ruth, the neglected wife of Coach Popper who begins an affair with Sonny, and Eileen Brennan.
Included are theatrical trailers for "The Last Picture Show," "Starman" and "Arlington Road," and a multitude of subtitles; they're available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai.
The main attraction, however, is the informative documentary "The Last Picture Show: A Look Back," which clocks in at slightly over an hour and features interviews with Bogdanovich and several cast members, Bridges, Shepherd, Burstyn, Leachman and Eileen Brennan among them.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/print.php?ID=199   (371 words)

 The Last Picture Show
It was the beginning of a love affair that would last through decades and scores of films.
On a cold evening last week, the organization's president, Howard Haas, led tours for anyone interested in taking a gander before the start of renovations that will restore the dilapidated Boyd and turn it into a Clear Channel entertainment venue.
While he may have seen his last film at the Boyd, he's thrilled by its restoration.
www.citypaper.net /articles/2005-02-10/cityspace.shtml   (349 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Technology | Technology | Inside IT: The last picture show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, many hospitals still find it difficult to build a business case for the leap - a difficulty which, according to enthusiasts, is fuelled by scepticism among senior clinicians.
At London South Bank University, however, student radiographers are already preparing for the new world of Pacs - the picture archiving and communications system.
In spring last year, the NHS cut costs further when it negotiated bulk deals of Pacs as part of the national programme for IT.
www.guardian.co.uk /online/story/0,3605,1537020,00.html   (814 words)

 Movie Review - Last Picture Show, The - eFilmCritic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In what is nowadays still a very racy picture, the inhabitants of Anarene seem to screw each other in every possible corner of the one-horse town — dusty pool halls, pickup trucks, dingy motel rooms, and squeaky old beds.
With independent pictures rapidly rising to prominence though the 70’s, many people felt they were taking the morality of America with them, but as fine as this film couldn’t exist without its daringness to show nudity and sexuality.
“The Last Picture Show” exists in the 21st century as a picture postcard from the 1950’s — just faded and scratched enough to seem even more indicative of its times than when it was released in 1971.
efilmcritic.com /review.php?movie=6544&reviewer=364   (1327 words)

 The Last Picture Show - Working At Tate St. Ives With Terry Frost - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, ...
At the heart of the show was an ambitious installation painting, Contrasts In Red, Black and White (2002/2003) built from 27 separate canvases, each one relating to the next, all tailored to one specific space within Tate St.Ives.
She tells 24 Hour Museum about this last creative burst by Terry, and what it was like to visit his studio.
What it showed is the importance of mixing with your peers, and engaging in critical debate.
www.24hourmuseum.org.uk /nwh_txo_en/ART17990.html   (1788 words)

 Wayne's Movie & Photo Blog: The Last Picture Show
I remember when The Last Picture Show was released, and I remember the mild controversy, though this was my first viewing.
The production decision that separated The Last Picture Show from the pack, and really allowed it to be a "classic," was when they decided to shoot it in fl and white.
What better way to show the despair and hopelessness than to take all the non-gray hues out of the visuals.
www.wayneklick.com /movie_blog/archive/000125.html   (604 words)

 Leonardo Da Vinci: Last Supper, picture, painting, Mona Lisa, drawing, invention, art, notebook, flying machine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In his last years at Cloux, Leonardo lived relatively simply, following his own rules of living moderately: eat lightly and only when hungry, chew your food well, avoid medicine and anger, be temperate with wine.
First and foremost, Leonardo was a painter of major talents who brought the static line of quattrocento or early Renaissance painting into a new world with his work on perspective and sfumato and with his ability to allow personality to come through in his portraits.
His writings on art helped, according to Kemp, "to establish the ideals of representation and expression that were to dominate European academies for the next 400 years." And then there are the drawings, over a thousand of them from studies of nature.
leonardodavinci.ws   (4925 words)

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