Review 2- Saint Jack and The Last Picture Show

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Are the protagonists ('Sonny Crawford' and 'Jack Flowers') of these two films [The Last Picture Show and Saint Jack] winners or losers? And what makes them so, in your opinion? (Use examples from the films to support your answer.) Protagonists within cinema are often profiled as either; a foolish and unfortunate loser or a wise and privileged winner. Within the films ‘The Last Picture Show’ and “Saint Jack’, the director Peter Bogdanovich allows the audience to profile each character, based on their experiences and resulting behavior within the film. The characters of Sonny Crawford and Jack Flowers tend to exhibit similar characteristics regardless of their diverse characterizations, which ultimately depict them as ‘losers’. Based on the book by Larry McMurtry, The Last Picture Show portrays Sonny Crawford simply as an adverse unlucky loser living in a ghost town filled with ill-fated inhabitants. As Prof. Helfield notes in her lecture, heroes nor anti heroes exist within the town, as its citizens do not overcome obstacles but simply survive them by escaping, enduring or dying. Unlike the character of Duane Jackson, who escapes to Korea, or Sam
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course FILM 1701 taught by Professor Hedfield during the Spring '08 term at York University.

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