Tag Archives: What’s Up Doc

“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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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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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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R.I.P. George Morfogen

George Morfogen as the head waiter in What’s Up, Doc?, directed by Peter Bogdanovich. I just learned Morfogen died in early March. He was one of Peter Bogdanovich’s oldest friends. And great in his much larger role in Bogdanovich’s They … Continue reading

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35 Random Facts About Me

1. I’ve had three marriage proposals. Two I said No to (and one of those “Nos” was in the middle of a so-called romantic vacation, and we had been dating for three years, and I still don’t know how I … 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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