The Last Picture Show (director’s cut)
Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd star in this evocative teen drama set in the 50s.
Dir Peter Bogdanovich
With Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson
A small Texan town in the early 1950s; besides graduation, a group of friends face the usual adolescent problems of parents, confusing sexual intrigue and the limitations of life in the sticks. Bogdanovich’s lovely adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s novel boasts terrific performances and a sure sense of period and place; veteran cinematographer Robert Surtees effortlessly evokes – without false sentimentality or glamour – a vanished era.