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Posted: 6/25/2003 8:59:03 AM EDT
Anybody see this movie? It's on TV right now. T&A all over the place, including a very young (and hot) cybil Shepard. Some of ya'll older guys, what was the reaction when this came out in '71?
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 1:56:31 PM EDT
c'mon, between the movie and nudie buffs here I thought we'd have something.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 2:11:46 PM EDT
norman74, I just happen to live in the small town where that film was shot. See Larry M. on the street nearly every day. As for the reaction to that film, the local one was not very good. A lot of the "old timers" around here was not very happy, as they thought it made Archer City look like a town full of hicks. It was very low budget, so it did not have very much of an impact on release... fullclip
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 2:14:28 PM EDT
It's an excellent movie, justly famous. It's one of the landmarks of an era with some great movies. All sorts of young actors in it went on to other things: Jeff Bridges, Shepherd, Randy Quaid. Ben Johnson did a fantastic job. Well worth a rental.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 2:25:03 PM EDT
Maybe it didn't have a lot of mass culture impact, but it won a couple Oscars and is considered a landmark in the post-studio, 70's auter film maker era. (McMurty grew up in Archer City and some of the characters are said to be based on real people. The movie was filmed there.)
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 9:33:49 PM EDT
It seems to have gotten better over the years. Obviously the best version to see is the uncut one. One can almost transpose the movie into today's times & see how Wally World has affected the small town stores just as the movie house & restaurant closed in the movie. That was Cybil's first movie, shortly after she won her Miss TN or whatever it was she won.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 9:46:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2003 9:47:52 PM EDT by GiggleSmith]
[size=5][center][i][b]Let’s go Swimming![/b][/center][/i][/size=5] And what is the name of the record they played in that scene? If only I had a indoor pool like that when I was that age. Saw it in the theater. Have it on tape. Good movie even if it didn't have Cyb. That oscar was earned. Edit to fix mistake
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 12:13:38 AM EDT
It made for intersting reactions when Cyb showed up for classes at USC shortly thereafter. She didn't stay long but it was fun while she lasted.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 12:56:37 AM EDT
Fullclip, you see Larry McMurtry almost everyday! Wow, he's my favorite author.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 1:25:05 AM EDT
I like McMurtrys writing. The book was good and the movie was too. Too bad they didn't match each other very well. McMurtry(am I spelling this right?)seems to fill out his characters so completely in his books yet rushes his endings. My one peeve with his writing.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 3:47:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SteveSatch: Fullclip, you see Larry McMurtry almost everyday! Wow, he's my favorite author.
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Lary McMurtry has several bookstores in this town. He collect and sell first edition books of all ages. Basically, here he is just one of the regulars... fullclip
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 5:12:07 AM EDT
I was 11, and my parents took me with them to the theater when they saw the movie. I think they were as surprised as me,,, well, maybe I was a little more surprised. [:)] Jay
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 7:34:36 AM EDT
The reaction to the movie was quite strong. I remember hearing the word pornography thrown around pretty often. I don't think any local theaters had the guts to show it.z
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