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Old 01-06-22, 12:30 PM
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Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

https://variety.com/2022/film/obitua...or-1235148166/
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

I always loved listening to him talk about film... or Orson Welles... or whatever.

I have a signed Paper Moon poster from him.

RIP to a legend.
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

One of my favorite films, The Last Picture Show, is sitting in stoarage. Might have to rent it ia Vudu.
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

Originally Posted by dex14
I always loved listening to him talk about film... or Orson Welles... or whatever.
Preferably while wearing an ascot.
Old 01-06-22, 01:34 PM
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

I guess that's why this is up on Vulture. In Conversation: Peter Bogdanovich The director on his films, marriage and infidelity, and the deaths he didn’t mourn:

https://www.vulture.com/2022/01/pete...versation.html

Doesn't sound like a nice man but RIP anyway.

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Old 01-06-22, 01:44 PM
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Ah, I have The Last Picture Show in the Criterion Collection "American Lost and Found: The BBS Story" on Blu-ray and it's such a wonderful film and tremendous presentation. I'm also such a huge fan of What's Up, Doc? since I was a kid! Here's to Peter, a good director.
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

Yeah, The Last Picture Show is one of those films that I can't just flip by, if it's on. Also have the America Lost and Found set. What a great deal that was!

That Vulture article is pretty interesting.

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

The man made some great movies and had so many stories. That's certainly another fountain of film knowledge gone to the world. I always found The Cat's Meow to be underrated. That was the last of his narrative films that I can recall really standing out.
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

I loved The Last Picture Show, but that vulture article doesn't paint a great picture of Bogdanovich, but most people in Hollywood have similar personalities and misdeeds unforturnately.
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

His first four movies are his best, then he sorta just floundered with mediocrities.
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

I love Targets, such a genuinely unsettling movie, and a chance for Boris Karloff to give a unique performance. Crazy as it sounds, I think that's the only Bogdanovich movie I've seen (Last Picture Show has been on my To-Be-Watched-List for twenty years now).

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

I was a fan but I’ve always preferred listening to Bogdanovich talk about movies instead of his actual directorial efforts

He was on my short list of filmmakers I would like to sit and talk with over a beer.

RIP

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Old 01-06-22, 04:18 PM
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

Originally Posted by Finisher
His first four movies are his best, then he sorta just floundered with mediocrities.

^^^^ This. "The Last Picture Show" and "Paper Moon" were equally brilliant. He truly captured that time.
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
I was a fan but I’ve always preferred listening to Bogdanovich talk about movies instead of his actual directorial efforts
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Same here. I'd enjoy listening to his commentary tracks, but didn't much care for his movies.
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

He also wrote some great books about Hollywood directors and stars collecting interviews he did, and some terrific stuff about Orson Welles who he was close to. His own film career kind of sparked then faded but as a voice and advocate for “old Hollywood” he was second to none imho.
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

Count me as another who thought The Last Picture Show was a classic.
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

He also had involvement with The Sopranos, in a recurring role and directing an episode. He interviewed David Chase about the show and was on the commentary track with him for the pilot episode.

Here he is on Talking Sopranos not that long ago:

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

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I'm also such a huge fan of What's Up, Doc? since I was a kid! Here's to Peter, a good director.
They used to show What's Up Doc regularly on TV in the 70s. Probably an underrated/forgotten comedy classic, now. But it was all farce and slapstick, so it should still hold up great.


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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

I thought he was a really good actor too. He was so dry and funny.
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Paper Moon & Last Picture Show are two of the best movies ever made hands down.

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

Ok so where can we watch Paper Moon at right now?
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

Prime and Showtime.
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich dead at 82.

Originally Posted by dex14
Prime and Showtime.
Yep. What it tonight on Prime in his honor. Favorite scene.


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