Tag Archives: Peter Bogdanovich

“I’m not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.” – Marilyn Monroe

It’s her birthday. Marilyn Monroe: People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn’t see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by … Continue reading

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“There needs to be one more bag.” — Buck Henry

It’s his birthday today. As someone whose family can (and does) recite What’s Up, Doc? from beginning to end – “What happened to Fritz?” “There is only me. Franz.” “Oh, what a SHAME.” – this is sad news! (My old … Continue reading

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“There are no ‘old’ movies really – only movies you have already seen and ones you haven’t.” — Peter Bogdanovich

A re-post of the huge thing I wrote after Bogdanovich died, ending with my personal encounter with him where he kissed my hand. I cannot sufficiently express what his films have meant to me, let alone his writing about films … 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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July 2022 Viewing Diary

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019; d. Quentin Tarantino) I like it more every time I see it. I’ve seen it maybe 7 or 8 times. Desert Fury (1947; d. Lewis Allen) I adore this messed-up homoerotic Technicolor fever-dream. … Continue reading

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January 2022 Viewing Diary

Crossfire (1947; d. Edward Dmytryk) Went on a little Robert Mitchum kick, thanks to the Criterion Channel. Crossfire came out the same year as Gentleman’s Agreement, and both films deal with anti-Semitism, which was very much on American minds at … Continue reading

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October 2021 Viewing Diary

I really didn’t watch all that much, numerically, during October, for various reasons. 1. I was on the move. I think I spent, all told, about 7 days at home over the course of the month. Including one unexpected stay … Continue reading

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September 2021 Viewing Diary

Busy month. I found an apartment. I moved. AGAIN. Second time this year. Plus, a family wedding. Plus a new job. It’s been a full year of upheaval, no stability, nothing regular, my stuff scattered in storage units. I’m doing … Continue reading

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December 2020 Viewing Diary

I hope you like The X-Files. Look forward to hearing from fans of the show. The past couple of months have been heart-wrenching for my family. It will continue to be so. We are struggling under the weight of the … Continue reading

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Snapshots

— I used to use this blog almost as a daily diary. I stopped doing that a long time ago, although I still write very personally, even if I’m talking about, you know, Frances Farmer. I think my regular readers … Continue reading

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