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The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American coming-of-age drama film directed and co-written by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from the semi-autobiographical 1966 novel The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry. The film's ensemble cast includes Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, and Cybill Shepherd. Set in a small town in northern Texas from November 1951 to October 1952, it is a story of two high-school seniors and long-time friends, Sonny Crawford (Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Bridges).

Plot

In 1951, Sonny Crawford and Duane Jackson are high-school seniors and friends in tiny Anarene, a declining oil town in northern Texas. Duane is dating Jacy Farrow, the richest and prettiest girl in town. Sonny breaks up with his girlfriend Charlene Duggs. He is secretly in love with Jacy.

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    award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture National Board of Review: Top Ten Films National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
    contentLocation Texas
    director Peter Bogdanovich
    editor Donn Cambern
    genre drama
    keywords beer bottle bleed break cry date dead boy disabled diving board drive fight fishing trip hung over john wayne kill last chance letterman jacket married mentally disabled morning motel room movie theater new year oil well oklahoma oklahoma highway patrol oklahoma state trooper park police station pool hall return home road trip run away state trooper true love without a word young man
    musicBy Hank Williams
    nomination Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay 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
    producer Stephen J. Friedman
    productionCompany BBS Productions
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    recordedAt Florida
    theme northern western