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On This Day: October 30, 1938 – “Radio Play Terrifies Nation”

Conversation between Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles in This Is Orson Welles: PB: I’ve often wondered if you had any idea, before you did it, that War of the Worlds was going to get that kind of response. OW. The … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock

PETER BOGDANOVICH: But you never watch your films with an audience – don’t you miss hearing them scream? ALFRED HITCHCOCK: No. I can hear them when I’m making the picture. Hitchcock and Cary Grant

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One Day Since Yesterday (2016): Streaming on Netflix

I am so happy and honored to have been interviewed for this new documentary, directed by Bill Teck. It’s about Peter Bogdanovich’s gorgeous – and lost, for many years – film They All Laughed, starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, John … Continue reading

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At the 71st VIFF: One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich and the Lost American Film (2014); directed by Bill Teck

Making its premiere at the 71st Venice International Film Festival is the documentary One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich and the Lost American Film, about Bogdanovich’s 1981 lost film They All Laughed. I mean, it’s not lost, not really, you … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Montgomery Clift

Kim Morgan writes in her not-to-be-missed essay on Clift: Clift’€™s eyes held secrets, and not merely the secrets we know about after discovering his real life. There’€™s more to Clift than hiding homosexuality, there’s pain and romance and passion and … Continue reading

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QA with Peter Bogdanovich: They All Laughed

QA with Peter Bogdanovich, 92nd St. Y, Tribeca, September 21, 2012. Photo by Mitchell Fain On Friday, September 21, 2012, Bogdanovich’s beloved and yet rarely seen film They All Laughed was screened at the 92nd St. Y in Tribeca, with … Continue reading

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R.I.P., Polly Platt

News just in that jack-of-all-trades genius Polly Platt has died, and it has made me pause for a second, to reflect on her work, and all that it has given me. She worked on some of my favorite movies of … Continue reading

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They All Laughed: The Wordless Opening Sequence

In the piece I wrote yesterday, They All Laughed: Eyelines, Points of View and Three-Dimensional Space in the Algonquin Hotel Sequence (I could use some help with my titles), I took note of Peter Bogdanovich’s use of multiple points of … Continue reading

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They All Laughed: Eyelines, Points of View, and Three-Dimensional Space in the Algonquin Hotel Sequence

Peter Bogdanovich’s They All Laughed is a gem, a minor miracle of a movie that is so delicate, so perfectly put together, and yet somehow so fragile that if you remove one element, one take even, the entire thing would … Continue reading

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Picture This: Bogdanovich and Team Take A Look Back

Over at Fandor, I review Picture This, George Hickenlooper’s documentary about the making of Texasville (sequel to The Last Picture Show). Film buffs, you won’t want to miss this one.

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