The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

DVD - 1999
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Story of teenagers in a small Texas town just prior to the hero leaving for Korea and the closing of the town's movie theater.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1999
Edition: Special ed, director's cut. --
ISBN: 9780767827904
0767827902
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Last 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 126 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,12 cm., in container

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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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