The Last Picture Show (1971)

After making his directorial debut with 1968’s Targets, the late Peter Bogdanovich followed it up with The Last Picture Show – his breakthrough work that would receive eight Academy Award nominations. His 1971 feature opens on a sight that will break every cinephile’s heart – a cinema on its last legs. This is the first thing viewers see within a dying Texas town, whose bleak prospects are reflected in the despirited feeling shared by the characters.

My review of The Last Picture Show is now available to read at The Geek Show.