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2021-10-22 8:21:28 AM  
It is a beautiful film. If you haven't seen it, check it out.
 
2021-10-22 9:12:22 AM  
One of the few times that I read the novel after seeing the film, and they complement each other quite well, since the film is extremely faithful, with the novel fleshing out a lot of the secondary characters.
 
2021-10-22 9:14:31 AM  
My all-time favorite movie. Also the soundtrack.
 
2021-10-22 9:37:06 AM  
A good film despite the lack of fart jokes.
 
2021-10-22 9:38:57 AM  
 
2021-10-22 9:42:43 AM  

someonelse: Cloris Leachman's brilliant scene.


One of the best.
 
2021-10-22 9:51:28 AM  

someonelse: Cloris Leachman's brilliant scene.


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2021-10-22 9:54:30 AM  
A great, great movie.
 
2021-10-22 11:37:49 AM  
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2021-10-22 11:55:15 AM  
Just go ahead and skip Texasville.
Just trust me on that one.
 
2021-10-22 12:06:27 PM  

someonelse: Cloris Leachman's brilliant scene.


When Leachman died everyone was all about Frau Blucher.  And yeah, that was a great character.  But that scene from Last Picture Show was her real shining moment if you ask me.
 
2021-10-22 12:23:42 PM  
Shot in Archer TX, McMurty's home town, that he wrote the book about

Also, made DrPepper famous outside the south, thanks to Coke not allowing them to use the name

Also Cybele 's boobies
 
2021-10-22 12:45:47 PM  
One of my all time favorites.  Bogdanovich shot the film in black and white at the urging of his friend Orson Welles.  That was pretty sound advice.

I read the book before I saw the movie and it's quite good.  So much of McMurtry's work has been turned into movies but so far there's no adaptation of Cadillac Jack.  That's really a missed opportunity.
 
2021-10-22 1:13:07 PM  
I watched this for the first time a few weeks ago, very enjoyable
 
2021-10-22 1:22:31 PM  

Botkin of the Yard: One of my all time favorites.  Bogdanovich shot the film in black and white at the urging of his friend Orson Welles.  That was pretty sound advice.


Peter Bogdanovich was friends with Orton Welles?!

This is the first I've learned of this.

/s
 
2021-10-22 2:25:35 PM  

EyeballKid: Botkin of the Yard: One of my all time favorites.  Bogdanovich shot the film in black and white at the urging of his friend Orson Welles.  That was pretty sound advice.

Peter Bogdanovich was friends with Orton Welles?!

This is the first I've learned of this.

/s



Yeah, he doesn't talk about it much.
 
2021-10-22 2:42:34 PM  
Cybill Shepherd was really really hot at that age.  That's mostly what I remember about the film.  Oh well.
 
2021-10-22 2:47:52 PM  
Was this before Cybill Shepherd became a major PITA to work with?
 
2021-10-22 3:31:12 PM  

Charles of York: I watched this for the first time a few weeks ago, very enjoyable


Enjoyable?

Are you sure you watched THIS movie?

It's wonderful, and all the rest, but it's a punch in the farking gut
 
2021-10-22 4:48:56 PM  

Kris_Romm: Cybill Shepherd was really really hot at that age.  That's mostly what I remember about the film.  Oh well.


I remember that and the fact the film was the most depressing movie I had ever seen.

I was a teenager at the time so maybe that had something to do with it. Perhaps if I saw it again I wouldn't feel like slitting my own wrists afterward.
 
2021-10-22 5:07:13 PM  

Botkin of the Yard: One of my all time favorites.  Bogdanovich shot the film in black and white at the urging of his friend Orson Welles.  That was pretty sound advice.


It was. Hud, which was an adaptation of McMurtry's "Horseman, Pass By", had also been shot in black-and-white and that decision significantly enhanced the movie. The wind-swept Texas plains figures prominently in both movies and it almost has to be shot in black-and-white. Showing it color makes it lose something.
 
2021-10-22 5:25:06 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Just go ahead and skip Texasville.
Just trust me on that one.


I love it-- for Annie Potts alone
 
2021-10-22 6:22:24 PM  
Bogdanovich has always been an interesting filmmaker to me. How he could go from directing something as horrifying as "Targets" in 1968 (based on the Charles Whitman shootings from the UT Tower), to "Last Picture Show," and then turn on a dime and do a great screwball comedy like "What's Up Doc?"
1972 Whats Up Doc Official Trailer 1 Warner Bros
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I mean, I don't even like Barbara Streisand and that movie still makes me laugh out loud.

\ "I am Hugh Simon."
\\ "You are me?"
\\\ "No, I am Hugh."
 
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