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Picture Perfect

Jan 20, 2013 By Don Graham

Why Peter Bogdanovich filmed in black and white, who discovered Cybill Shepherd, which onetime soap opera diva read for the role of Jacy, and other secrets of the making of The Last Picture Show .

The Last Picture Show (1971)

May 31, 2011 By Texas Monthly

Director: Peter BogdanovichPlot: Teenagers come of age in a fading small town. Excerpts from our roundtable discussion: RAPP: Last Picture Show is a documentary of the first twenty years of my life. I watched it again last night, and I’d forgotten just how authentic it is. I…

Unreality Bites

Apr 30, 1998 By Don Graham

As ever, Texas looms large in the movies’ imagination—large and largely inaccurate.