Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Tuesday Forgotten Movie: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
This film holds up wonderfully. So many characters with depth to them. Even the smallest parts. Yes black and white but so much more than that. This is a scrapheap of a town. A dusty, dirty disappearing piece of long ago. Set in the fifties, it seems to set the standard for what would happen time and time again to towns in the next 75 years. Larry McMurtry sure can tell a tale. Peter Bogdonavich probably never matched the combination of story, setting and character again. There is not a happy end for anyone. Nor hardly a happy moment.