1963, the night before the 18 years old "Birdlace" Eddie and his friends are shipped to Vietnam. They play a dirty game called 'Dogfight': all of them seek a woman for a party, and who ... See full summary »
M.J. lives together with her girlfriends Amanda and Frankie in a house in Beverly Hills. While she tries to keep her career going, her personal life is becoming a mess. Things start to heat... See full summary »
A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father ... See full summary »
Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising and her NY agent 'the Countess' sends her to his ... See full summary »
In Bolivia's Amazon basin, corporate cattle ranches are replacing the rain forest. When Santos, charismatic leader of the union of rubber tappers, forges an alliance with Indians to protest... See full summary »
Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that _last_ job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. ... See full summary »
Dealing with nuclear testing and its long-lasting deadly effects, the story portrays Boy, a young widower living in the desert on a nuclear testing site. Living as a hermit,he waits for the... See full summary »
Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a song writer. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry, head over heels, but start to regret it very soon. Written by
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Paramount released this movie only in certain regions of the United States. When it did not do well, it was not given a wider national release. See more »
When James and Kyle fight in the parking lot of the Bluebird after Linda Lou wins 4th prize in the Miss Nashville pageant, Kyle falls. Linda Lou is on top of Kyle in one shot, but in the next, she is behind him, squatting down. See more »
And what about... me?
You want to come all the way to Memphis just to sit around and watch me record? I thought you'd want to stay here. settle into our, house...
And do what?
do what? don't know. What does one do anywhere? There's a number of things you could do... write songs... birdwatch.
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If the critics are to be believed, Peter Bogdanovich is one of those unfortunate directors who ran out of steam all too soon after a positively brilliant start. True the early "The Last Picture Show" is a glorious recreation of young people coming of age in an American hick town nowhere in the '50's that he has never quite equalled since, although "Paper Moon" runs it pretty close. Perhaps his big mistake was to try to catch up with "The Last Picture Show" folk in the best forgotten "Texasville". Great films are better left on their own without sequels. But, this apart, it would be wrong to brand everything Bogdanovich has made in more recent years as inconsequential and therefore of little value. Take "The Thing Called Love" for instance, a film that like "The Last Picture Show" concerns itself with a group of young people that are certainly more aspirational than those in the earlier film. A desire to express their feelings through their music has brought them to Nashville, Tennessee, the home of Country and Western. They meet up in the Bluebell Cafe auditioning for a Saturday evening music spot organised by K.T.Oslin, famous for having first spotted several of the great names from the past. The two most interesting characters are Miranda (Samantha Mathis),who has come all the way from New York on a Greyhound bus and James played by the talented River Phoenix in what was sadly to be his last film role. I am fairly certain why I enjoyed this rather slight film to the extent that I watched it on two consecutive evenings, even though I had "La Regle du Jeu" and others queueing up to be seen. It just felt nice to be in the company of a group of comparatively uncomplicated youngsters getting by, doing something really meaningful for them. There is very little in the way of action apart from Miranda and James's drive to Graceland and their killing time before it opens by getting married. I guess Bogdanovich made the film because he loved its characters, otherwise he could not have conveyed them with such affection. He hasn't made a great film this time, but it is certainly nice to get out of the art-house on occasions to savour such a sweet little number.
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