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Despondent Timothy Bottoms gets some sympathy from Cloris Leachman.
Despondent Timothy Bottoms gets some sympathy from Cloris Leachman.

Thumbnail for The Last Picture Show (1971) The Last Picture Show (1971)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 82
Notable as: DramaGenre: coming-of-age story, drama film, film adaptationNarrative location: TexasRuntime: 118 - 127 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: FloridaDirector: Peter BogdanovichScreenwriter: Larry McMurtry, Peter BogdanovichMusic: Hank WilliamsCinematography: Robert L. SurteesStars: Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, Ben Johnson, Cybill Shepherd, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, Randy Quaid, John Hillerman, Eileen Brennan, Sam Bottoms Producer: Stephen J. Friedman, Bob RafelsonStudio: Columbia PicturesAwards won: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Ben Johnson)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Cloris Leachman)
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ben Johnson)
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Cloris Leachman)
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (Ben Johnson)
National Film Registry
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (Ellen Burstyn)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Robert L. Surtees)
Academy Award for Best Director (Peter Bogdanovich)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Stephen J. Friedman)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Ellen Burstyn)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Larry McMurtry, Peter Bogdanovich)
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
BAFTA Award for Best Film
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a semi-autobiographical 1966 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Set in a small town in north Texas from November 1951 to October 1952, it is about the coming of age of Sonny Crawford and his friend Duane Jackson. The cast includes Cybill Shepherd in her film debut, Ben Johnson, Eileen Brennan, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, Clu Gulager, Randy Quaid in his film debut, and John Hillerman. For aesthetic and technical reasons it was shot in black and white, which was unusual for its time. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and four nominations for acting: Ben Johnson and Jeff Bridges for Best Supporting Actor, and Ellen Burstyn and Cloris Leachman for Best Supporting Actress, with Johnson and Leachman winning.


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