“ The Last Picture Show ” ( The Last Picture Show ) is an American movie , filmed in 1971 by director Peter Bogdanovich based on the novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry (1966). According to the genre, this is a developed film romanist - with many characters and plot lines, but without a through plot - in the spirit of an American novel about life in the Midwest. For its time, the film was a discovery - mainly because of its sincere tone, peculiar aesthetics (the film, in particular, black-and-white), as well as the musical series, which is composed exclusively of songs from the 50s. The film successfully debuted Sibill Shepherd - in the role of Jayce Farrow, the first school beauty.
|Last Picture Show|
|The Last Picture Show|
|Producer||Stephen J. Friedman|
|Larry McMurtry |
|In the main|
|Timothy Bottoms |
|Film company||Columbia Pictures , BBS Productions|
|Budget||$ 1.3 million|
|Fees||$ 29.1 million (in the USA)|
In America, "The Last Picture Show" is traditionally referred to as film classics. Awarded two Oscars and other awards.
The action takes place in the early 1950s in the small Texan town of Anarin. Two bosom buddies, Sonny Crawford ( Timothy Bottoms ) and Dwayne Jackson ( Jeff Bridges ), finish school and are preparing to start adulthood. Sonny is the second captain of the school football team; sensitive and responsible, he worries about the fact that they constantly lose in the inter-school championships. He has a friend Charlene (Sharon Taggart), to whom he does not have, however, serious feelings. Duane, like Sonny, also plays on the school football team. He is attractive and popular, he meets the most beautiful girl in the school, Jaye Farrow ( Sybil Shepherd ). Duane and Sonny together rent an old used pick-up truck, which they ride around with their girlfriends.
Sonny breaks with Charlene and gets involved in an affair with Ruth Popper ( Cloris Leachman ), a middle-aged woman, the wife of the coach of their basketball team. Meanwhile, Jacey is invited by one of the high school students, Lester Marlowe ( Randy Quaid ), to a night party at his friend's house, Bobby Sheen ( Gary Brockett ), the son of wealthy parents. Participation in the party implies a general swimming in the pool in the pool naked. Jacey agrees to come to this party, because she expects that she can start a relationship with Bobby, more promising, as she thinks, than her friendship with Dwayne.
However, it turns out that Bobby does not want to get involved with her while she is still innocent - so she must first find someone who would deprive her of her virginity. Duane and Sonny in their pickup truck travel to Mexico - it remains completely off-screen - and return to discover that Sam nicknamed Leo ( Ben Johnson ), their mentor and the man who was in the city for the eldest, died, leaving a will: the cinema should be handed over to the woman who was in charge of it, the billiard room Sonny, and the cafe to the waitress Genevieve ( Aileen Brennan ) who worked there ...
- Timothy Bottoms - Sonny Crawford
- Jeff Bridges - Dwayne Jackson
- Sybil Shepherd (debut) - Jaycea Farrow
- Ellen Burstyn - Loise Farrow
- Cloris Leachman - Ruth Popper
- Ben Johnson - Sam "The Lion"
- Aileen Brennan - Genevieve
- Clu Galaguer - Abilen
- Sam Bottoms - Billy
- Randy Quaid - Lester Marlowe
- Sharon Taggart - Charlene Daggs
Awards and nominations
- 1972 - two Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Ben Johnson) and Best Supporting Actor (Cloris Leachmen). In addition, the film was nominated in 6 categories: best film (Stephen Friedman), best direction (Peter Bogdanovich), best adapted script (Peter Bogdanovich, Larry McMurtry), best supporting actor (Jeff Bridges), best second-actress ( Ellen Burstyn), best cinematography (Robert Surtis).
- 1972 - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor (Ben Johnson), as well as 5 nominations: Best Drama Film, Best Direction (Peter Bogdanovich), Best Supporting Actress (Ellen Berstin and Cloris Leachmen), Most Promising New actress (Sybil Shepherd).
- 1972 - two awards of the National Council of Critics of the United States for Best Supporting Actor (Ben Johnson) and Best Supporting Actress (Cloris Leachmen), as well as the nomination in the category “Best Film”
- 1972 - nomination for the Directors Guild of the United States (Peter Bogdanovich).
- 1972 - nomination for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama (Peter Bogdanovich, Larry McMurtry).
- 1973 - Three BAFTA Awards : Best Screenplay (Peter Bogdanovich, Larry McMurtry), Best Supporting Actor (Ben Johnson), Best Supporting Actress (Cloris Leachman). In addition, the tape was nominated in three categories: best film, best direction (Peter Bogdanovich), best supporting actress (Aileen Brennan).
- 1998 - the film is entered in the National Register of films
- In 1990, Peter Bogdanovich shot a sequel to a film called " Texasville ".
- The film, which the characters watch during the "last film show", became a western "Red River" by Howard Hawks . At the beginning of the film, they watch the comedy “Father of the Bride” by Vincent Minnelli .