"The Last Picture Show"

The Last Picture Show (1971) is set in the 50's in a small Texas town, and was shot in B&W, which was a daring style decision for 1971. Peter Bogdanovich (Writer and Director) achieved exactly the atmosphere he wanted partially due to this choice, and the film was well-received both critically and by the general public. The decision was partly because he felt the starkness he wanted for the film was better achieved in B & W, and partly because Orson Wells suggested it as the only way he could get the depth of field he wanted. Ironically, the first line of the Time magazine review said that it was the best film since Citizen Kane. It is a character driven drama based on a novel, and was filmed in the actual small town that the novel was written around. The townspeople were not overjoyed at having all their dirty laundry aired.

Stars include Cybill Shepherd (nude), Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson, Randy Quaid, Jeff Bridges and Timothy Bottoms to name a few. Won Oscars for both Best supporting actor and actress, and was nominated for 6 other Oscars. Also won BAFTAs, Golden Globes, etc.

Timothy Bottoms and Jeff Bridges are High School seniors, on the football team, and are best friends in this tiny Texas town in the early 50s. Shephard plays the rich, attractive girl that both want. The film is peopled with fascinating, and true to life characters, and the 120 minute running time passes quickly. The DVD transfer is very nice. There was no sound track, but, rather, popular country & western tunes accurate to the year the film supposedly takes place in.

IMDB readers have this at 8.0 of 10, and it would be impossible to find a critic who didn't like it. The film was made for a modest $1.3M. This film is an A. I had seen it twice before, and revisited it to grab the images below. I ended up glued to the screen for the entire running time.

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  • Cybill Shepherd (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
  • Kimberly Hyde (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • Sharon Taggart (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Unknown (1, 2, 3)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    I'm on limited action this week. Catch ya soon.


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  • Brainscan
    Here's a cool collection of 'caps by Brainscan featuring assorted actresses named Barbara.
    • Barbara Ann Moore, former Heffer (December '92) topless in scenes from "Temptress" (1994).

    • Barbara Crampton topless in the 80's, Spring Break Frat movie, "Fraternity Vacation" (1985). (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    • Barbara Crampton, topless again. This time in scenes from "Prince of Bel Air" (1986). (1, 2)

    • Barbara Edwards, another former Heffer (Sept '83 and "of the year" '84). Topless in scenes from "Another Chance" (1989). (1, 2)

    • Barbara Edwards, absolutely gorgeous breast exposure (plus bush in link #12) in scenes from the Andy Sidaris classic "Malibu Express" (1985). (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

    • Barbara Edwards, more fantastic toplessness. This time from "Terminal Entry" (1986). (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • Barbi Benton, one of Heff's former girlfriend's, topless in scenes from the 1981 slasher pic "Hospital Massacre".

    Odessa Munroe
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    Bootleg 'caps of Odessa topless and baring her bum in scenes from the #1 movie at the box office for the second week in a row..."Freddy vs. Jason". Odessa recently showed off her big-uns in "Final Destination 2" (2003).

    Catya Sassoon
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    The daughter of hair care guru Vidal Sassoon playing a topless dancer in scenes from "Dance with Death" (1991). As you may recall, Catya passed away on January 1, 2002 while at a New Year's Party. 'Caps by Señor Skin.