The Last Picture Show (42:05)
Final Jeopardy in 2014! The correct question is…the topic of this podcast!
New Hollywood meets Classic Hollywood in this John Ford homage. Names like Bogdanovich, Bridges, Burstyn and Bottoms are featured in our 81st T100P podcast. All of them are “one & done” after this though. Enjoy their fine work while you can. How do we feel about its ranking on the Top 100? You must know! And…Sparkplug Coffee!
The Last Picture Show on Wikipedia
BBS Productions credits on IMDb
Links to: Cybill Shepherd and Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman and Larry McMurtry and Polly Platt
1971 Academy Award winners & nominees
Ben Johnson’s and Cloris Leachman’s Oscar acceptance speeches
Bogdanovich’s idols: John Ford, Orson Welles & Alfred Hitchcock
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls book on Wikipedia
Links to: It’s A Wonderful Life and MASH
YouTube links: Sam The Lion’s windy confession by the lake and Jacy & Duane’s unsuccessful first time and Ruth & Sonny re-connect at the end
Next week on the Top 100 Project: The French Connection
2 thoughts on “The Last Picture Show (1971)”
Some sources I’ve read say that this is Randy Quaid’s debut film, others say he had a bit part in ‘Targets’ (which I’ve never been able to spot him in). And holy Hell, what is up with this guy these days??
Well, if he had a bit part in Targets, LPS was still his first real performance. Even that is just a small part. As for that article, I didn’t watch any of the videos and didn’t read every word, but the two of them seem cracked. A lot of what he says is POSSIBLE, but doesn’t seem very likely. Too bad too. His roster of films is pretty good and pretty diverse.