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   Calvinesq  This should be an easy one: Actors and Movie?

Also, since I don't think it gives away too much, what do Texans (e.g., Storm ) think of this movie?

   September 5 at 11:32 EST .

   5 people like this.

   StormCnter  If this is "The Last Picture Show", I have a little tale to tell. If it's not, just ignore me.
September 5 at 11:58 EST .

  5 people like this.

   Calvinesq  Storm - it is indeed "The Last Picture Show"
September 5 at 12:01 EST .

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   StormCnter  Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd in the photo. Larry McMurtry wrote the book, loosely based on his hometown Archer City, Texas. The town's name was changed for the movie, but it was filmed in Archer City, a couple of hours north of me. McMurtry co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Bogdanovich (who famously had an affair with Shepherd during the course of the filming ). When I had British guests several years ago, they really, really wanted to meet Larry McMurtry, so I took them to Archer City, which isn't a city at all, just a nice example of smalltown Texas. Larry McMurtry has a home outside of town and, at that time, three bookstores on the main drag. So, we were able to locate him and he was very gracious about posing for photos and signing books for us. While we wandered around town, it was wild to hear the locals talk about which of them were in the movie and who didn't make the cut. There was some real elbowing for the Brits' attention. Later, we stopped at the Dairy Queen for coffee. Larry McMurtry wandered in and joined us. He is a nice man and my houseguests were thrilled beyond description. The physical movie theater from the film had been turned into a community theater forum when we were there and McMurtry was underwriting the effort.
September 5 at 12:17 EST .

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   Calvinesq  Great story!
September 5 at 12:30 EST .

  5 people like this.

   StormCnter  Well, thank you for setting it up, Calvin.
September 5 at 13:09 EST .

  5 people like this.