The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

DVD - 1999
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Drama of social and sexual mores in small-town Texas, set in the lull between World War II and the Korean War. High-schoolers Sonny and Duane are best friends and as graduation approaches, they consider their future and the future of their dying town.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [1999]
Edition: Special edition definitive director's cut
ISBN: 9780767827904
0767827902
Branch Call Number: DVD LAST PI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in

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EdwardTMartin
Oct 09, 2017

A brilliant film set in a rural Texas town in which the options are few. Longing, loneliness and desire are detailed quite painfully and accurately. The film is an amazing work with incredible performances. The actors are allowed the space to show the subtleties of being a human, having the good parts and the bad parts of ourselves that any of us has. It is quiet, slow and thorough, by design. It was shot in black and white on purpose, to take out any romanticism of the time, place or happenings of these people who struggle along. If some folks need feel-good movies to be entertained, they won't find it here. But if they are looking for an incredible story about real people, this is the film. It is both beautiful and heartbreaking, simultaneously.

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aiyadwolf
Oct 06, 2017

Coming of age? This is a sexist, objectification of women. The only persons who would get anything out of this movie are young boys. It's nothing but who can get laid. Pathetic. There's no plot or story line except which young girl will take her clothes off next.

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Monolith
May 24, 2015

This stark coming of age film put Peter Bogdanovich on the map. It's very haunting, very bleak, very honest. I've seen it several times over the years but intentionally far and few between. One has to be in the right state of mind for it. There's only so much Hank Williams I can take every decade or so. The unrequited love between Oscar winner Ben Johnson and nominee Ellen Burstyn is very touching.

APEIRON Aug 25, 2014

I read the paltry reviews here and the impression is that patience is no longer a virtue. The M.O. seems to be I WANT IT ALL AND I WANT IT NOW DARN IT!

Yeah we live in extremely fast paced world no thanks to the internet aka the devil's new playground. So understanding and going through a film like The Last Picture Show is anathema to my millennial friends. As a result you get the apologetic ratings here.

I guess we seem to be living in a Michael Bay movie world now!

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zipread
Jul 21, 2013

The Last Picture Show --- DVD. Twenty minutes into this and all I got was a big yawn. And once they made a big todo about this film. Black and white and boring is how I saw it. There’s lots of better stuff out there to while away the time. Forget it!

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britprincess1
May 27, 2013

I understand its merit, but I wasn't entertained. It's very atmospheric. I probably wouldn't recommend it, though, because of its hit-and-miss nature.

aaa5756 May 01, 2012

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

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