The Last Picture Show
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
This is another film that wasn't really made for me. It seems like something that people who had a hard time saying goodbye to the fifties would enjoy. I wasn't born during the fifties, I wasn't even close. And well this doesn't seem to have an impact on me for other movies, it definitely felt like it was a problem this time. Consequently, I was incredibly bored.
Two high school seniors live in a small town. One is having an affair with his football coach's wife and the other is dating the most attractive girl in school. Not a lot seems to happen during this film and I think that is why the characters suffer so much. Nothing happens in their town; the only interesting thing to do is have sex.
Unfortunately, I was just as bored as the residents of this town. There is no doubt that it is a beautiful film; it was extremely well acted and looked great. But still kind of a snooze.
Cybill Shepherd's first film. And last...right?
Orson Welles encouraged Bogdanovich to shoot in black and white.