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Last Picture Show, The

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  • Director's Cut
Release: Jan 28, 2010 - Author: Frank666 - Translator: Gladion - external link: IMDB
The VHS-version, based on a pay-TV recording, has been compared to the Director's Cut DVD.

Runtime VHS-version 1:52:45 (1:50:08 w/o credits)
Runtime DVD-version 2:01:09 (1:58:25 w/o credits)
0:00:00-0:00:11
The Columbia-Picuteres-Logo
11 Sec.



0:00:13
Comparison of the titles being faded-in:
DVD


VHS





00:09:52-00:09:54
Another shot of Jacy (Cybill Shepherd) and Duane (Jeff Bridges) kissing.
2 Sec.



00:10:07-00:10.11
Another take of Sonny (Timothy Bottoms).
4 Sec.



00:10:11-00:10:15
The take in front of the movie theater is longer/starts earlier (you can even make out a jump-cut at the point the VHS-version starts)
4 Sec.



00:12:53-00:14:20
New scene: Sonny is sitting in the cafe and talks to the waitress Genevieve (Eileen Brennan).

Genevieve: I hope you ain´t down about Charlene.
Sonny: I ain´t blue about her.
Genevieve: What are you blue about then?
Sonny: Ain´t nobody to go with in this town. Jacy´s the only pretty girl in school, and Duane´s got her.
Genevieve: I´d call that his tough luck. You don´t have to eat so fast. You ain´t in a race. Jacy´d bring you more misery than she´ll ever be worth.
(Sonny pays)
Genevieve: Did your dad give you this?
Sonny: He needs all he´s got.
Genevieve: Wouldn´t hurt you to take something from him once in a while. I don´t know. You and Duane both in a boarding house. Him with the mother and you with the father. Don´t seem right. And your dad´s taking too many pills, you know.
Sonny: Yeah.
Genevieve: But I´m no one to talk. I never got on with Mama. I still don´t.
Sonny: Say, I hear Dan´s going back to work soon. I guess you´ll be quitting before long.
Genevieve: Honey, we got $ 4000 worth of doctor bills to pay. I will probably be making cheeseburgers for your grandkids.
87 Sec.



00:17:08-00:17:50
New scene: Duane, Sonny and Jacy in the car.
Duane (imitating sport coach): Know what the trouble is with you? You ain´t got no school spirit. (apes spitting) *ding*
Jacy laughs and Sonny sings the school's hymn. Duane and Jacy sing along.
42 Sec.




00:21:30-00:21:32
Another take of Jacy crossing her legs.
2 Sec.



00:23.39-00:23:57
New scene: Sonny and Ruth Popper (Cloris Leachman) in the car
Sonny: Is it something bad?
Ruth: No. It´s something… very…
18 Sec.




00:44:23-00:44:46
Prolonged scene.
Guy with hat: We´re his best customers. He can´t run us off. Can he?
Duane: Lucky I fell asleep. I´d hate not being able to shoot no pool.
23 Sec.




00:48:54-00:49:37
New scene: Sonny is driving along the street and looks into the shops.
43 Sec.



00:59:56-01:00:42
New scene: Duane and Sonny are sitting in the cafe.
Duane: Why don´t we just go someplace? I´m sick and tired of this town. You are the only friend I got here…
Sonny: Go and stay gone?
Duane: …except Jacy. No, I don´t know. Hey, we go to Mexico. Be back sometime Monday.
Sonny: Would the pickup make it?
Duane: Yeah. How much money you got?
Sonny: Thirty bucks, about.
Duane: Well, I got 40. We can make it on that. Come on!
Sonny: Okay.
Genevieve: You guys want… hey, where you going?
Sonny: Mexico.
Genevieve: Where?
46 Sec.




01:03:39-01:03:40
Prolonged scene. Duane steps out of the screen.
1 Sec. (28 frames)



01:06:25
This scene is six seconds longer in the theatrical cut



01:06:25-01:04:05
New scene: Car drive. Sonny is looking out of the window crying.
40 Sec.



01:14:12-01:16:28
Prolonged scene: Jacy and the guy are kissing, hugging etc. each other in the billiards-cafe.
136 Sec.



01:19:06-01:19:14
Prolonged scene in the billiards-cafe.
Sheriff: Sonny, you and these boys come with us. If that´s the way it is, no telling what we´ll find.
8 Sec.




The first take of this prolonged scene replaces the last shot of the theatrical cut:



01:21:33-01:21:52
No cut.
This scene was shown earlier in the theatrical cut (01:15:46)
Ruth Popper renovating.



01:21:52-01:22:19
New scene: Jacy and Sonny driving.
Jacy: Ever hear from Duane?
Sonny: Got a postcard.
Jacy: I really feel sad about that.
Sonny: He makes 320 a month. Said he brought a car.
Jacy: I´ll always be a little in love with Duane. We just had too much against us. It wasn´t easy being the one to break up.
27 Sec.




01:27:46-01:27:47
Additional shots of Duane beating Sonny.
1 Sec. (27 frames)

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