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Imagine it´s some time in the 1950ies ...

Imagine you live in a small town in middle-of-nowhere Texas ...

Imagine you are a boy, 18 years old and you just get ready to enter a new part of life ...

Imagine you have money: you can go to the poolhall, the Royal Movie Theater and the café. Soon you´ll go to College and you have the coolest car and the prettiest girl in town ...

Imagine you don´t have money: you can go to the poolhall, the Royal Movie Theater and the café. Soon you´ll go to Korea or start working. You have a car, (don´t) have a girlfriend and/or an affair with a woman that is twice your age ...

Imagine you are a girl, 18 years old and you just get ready to enter a new part of life ...

Imagine you have money: you can go to the Royal Movie Theater and the café. Soon you´ll go to College and you have a car and a rich boyfriend ...

Imagine you don´t have money: you can go to the Royal Movie Theater and the café. You´ll get married and maybe in 20 years you´ll have an affair with a boy half your age ...

Imagine the Royal Movie Theater closes down ...

Imagine you try to leave ....

AND YOU KNOW YOU`LL ALWAYS RETURN!!!

 

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"The Last Picture Show" based on the novel by Larry McMurtry and later turned into an Oscar winning film by the director Peter Bogdanovich is an outststanding Road-novel/Road-movie.

45 min. of the movie out of 118 min. take place in cars and on roads or are about cars and roads. Most of the music that can be heard  comes from car-radios. The lives of  the main characters take mainly place in and around cars. Cars are pure necessity, status symbols and the ultimate sign of freedom, independence and adulthood. They are not only needed for getting to bars, parties, and the Royal Movie Theater, or   for picking up girls and making out in them but they are also needed for work, school, family and other duties. Without cars you are stuck somewhere in the Middle of nowhere, you would not be able to escape - escape from reality! And even if you succeed in runing away, in leaving a place by taking your car on the road there is always a return by taking a different or even the same road..

 

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