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Review: The Last Picture Show – Peter Bogdanovich’s Coming of Age Classic

16 April 2011 7:28 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

In the wake of Richard Ayoade’s excellent teen drama, Submarine, it seems fitting to revisit one of the greatest coming-of-age films of all time with a new digital restoration of Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 classic The Last Picture Show that screens at the BFI on re-release from today, before moving across arthouse cinema’s across the country. Bogdanovich along with the likes of Martin Scorcese, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian de Palma and William Friedkin made up the new wave of counterculture Hollywood film makers in the early 1970s, although unlike his illustrious company, Bogdanovich’s career dwindled to almost nothing as a filmmaker with one critical and commercial failure after another, before eventually becoming a biographer on other great’s careers (such as Orson Welles).

Yet his one masterpiece alongside their many, will forever keep it’s place in cinematic history.

The year is 1951 in a tiny backwater Texas town. »

- Matt Conn

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