Peter Bogdanovich

The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show is one of the key films of the American cinema renaissance of the seventies. Set during the early fifties, in the loneliest Texas nowheresville to ever dust up a movie screen, this aching portrait of a dying West, adapted from Larry McMurtry’s novel, focuses on the daily shuffles of three futureless teens—the enigmatic Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), the wayward jock Duane (Jeff Bridges), and the desperate-to-be-adored rich girl Jacy (Cybil Shepherd)—and the aging lost souls who bump up against them in the night like drifting tumbleweeds, including Cloris Leachman’s lonely housewife and Ben Johnson’s grizzled movie-house proprietor. Featuring evocative black-and-white imagery and profoundly felt performances, this hushed depiction of crumbling American values remains the pivotal film in the career of the invaluable director and film historian Peter Bogdanovich.

Film Info

  • Peter Bogdanovich
  • United States
  • 1971
  • 126 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #549

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer of Peter Bogdanovich's director's cut, supervised by Bogdanovich, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Two audio commentaries, one from 1991, featuring Bogdanovich and actors Cybill Shepherd, Randy Quaid, Cloris Leachman, and Frank Marshall; the other from 2009, featuring Bogdanovich
  • “The Last Picture Show”: A Look Back, (1999) and Picture This (1990), documentaries about the making of the film
  • A Discussion with Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, a 2009 Q&A
  • Screen tests and location footage
  • Excerpts from a 1972 television interview with director François Truffaut about the New Hollywood
  • Theatrical trailers

Available In

Collector's Set

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

Blu-Ray Box Set

6 Discs

$99.96

Collector's Set

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

DVD Box Set

9 Discs

$79.96

Out Of Print

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer of Peter Bogdanovich's director's cut, supervised by Bogdanovich, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Two audio commentaries, one from 1991, featuring Bogdanovich and actors Cybill Shepherd, Randy Quaid, Cloris Leachman, and Frank Marshall; the other from 2009, featuring Bogdanovich
  • “The Last Picture Show”: A Look Back, (1999) and Picture This (1990), documentaries about the making of the film
  • A Discussion with Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, a 2009 Q&A
  • Screen tests and location footage
  • Excerpts from a 1972 television interview with director François Truffaut about the New Hollywood
  • Theatrical trailers
The Last Picture Show
Cast
Timothy Bottoms
Sonny Crawford
Jeff Bridges
Duane Jackson
Cybil Shepherd
Jacy Farrow
Ben Johnson
Sam the Lion
Cloris Leachman
Ruth Popper
Ellen Burstyn
Lois Farrow
Eileen Brennan
Genevieve
Clu Gulager
Abilene
Sam Bottoms
Billy
Randy Quaid
Lester Marlow
Sharon Taggart
Charlene Duggs
Credits
Director
Peter Bogdanovich
Screenplay
Larry McMurtry
Screenplay
Peter Bogdanovich
Executive producer
Bert Schneider
Producer
Stephen J. Friedman
Design
Polly Platt
Cinematography
Robert Surtees
Associate producer
Harold Schneider
Editing
Don Cambern
Art director
Walter Scott Herndon

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