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What's your favorite film by Peter Bogdanovich?

Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
0 (0%)
Targets
4 (13.8%)
The Last Picture Show
4 (13.8%)
Directed by John Ford
0 (0%)
What's Up, Doc?
5 (17.2%)
Paper Moon
11 (37.9%)
Daisy Miller
0 (0%)
At Long Last Love
0 (0%)
Nickelodeon
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Saint Jack
0 (0%)
They All Laughed
1 (3.4%)
Mask
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Illegally Yours
0 (0%)
Texasville
0 (0%)
Noises Off...
0 (0%)
The Thing Called Love
1 (3.4%)
To Sir, with Love II
0 (0%)
The Cat's Meow
0 (0%)
The Mystery of Natalie Wood
0 (0%)
She's Funny That Way
0 (0%)
The Great Buster
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
3 (10.3%)
don't like any
0 (0%)

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Re: Bogdanovich, Peter - Director's Best
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2011, 01:05:35 AM »
Paper Moon
The Last Picture Show


Will be viewing They All Laughed in the next month or so.

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Re: Bogdanovich, Peter - Director's Best
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2011, 07:24:54 PM »
Targets
Directed by John Ford
   

What's Up, Doc?    
Paper Moon
Mask    
   
   
The Cat's Meow
They All Laughed
   

Noises Off...
Daisy Miller
At Long Last Love    
Nickelodeon
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Re: Bogdanovich, Peter
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2012, 11:34:26 PM »
1. What's Up Doc?
2. Targets

3. Paper Moon
4. At Long Last Love
5. Mask
6. Directed by John Ford
7. Nickelodeon

8. The Thing Called Love
9. The Last Picture Show
10. Saint Jack
11. Noises Off...
12. The Cat's Meow

13. They All Laughed
14. Daisy Miller
15. Illegally Yours

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Re: Bogdanovich, Peter - Director's Best
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2012, 01:32:39 PM »
4.) NICKELODEON
3.) THE CAT'S MEOW
2.) THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
1.) PAPER MOON

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Re: Bogdanovich, Peter - Director's Best
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2014, 11:52:05 AM »
Caught up with They All Laughed and it's pretty much a perfect movie. Classic screwball conventions filtered thru New Hollywood eyes. A film in love with movies and life, puzzles puzzles, just unbelievably perfect. And also corny. Staging its goofy caper moments in real city streets, scoring its celebratory (and more dazzling) stylistic and narrative coups to country music, tossing off its frequently brilliant dialogue like it doesn't even matter, and, best of all, making every moment profoundly warm and funny while still embodying a hint of melancholy because things never work out this way, only in the movies - all of this embodied at every point by Ben Gazzara's face, which seems to have internalized the film's philosophy. So: you could say it's a little sad and a little funny.

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Re: Bogdanovich, Peter - Director's Best
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2014, 04:54:43 AM »
The Last Picture Show: 9/10
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Re: Bogdanovich, Peter - Director's Best
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2014, 05:10:04 PM »
1. They All Laughed (1981)
2. The Last Picture Show (1971)

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Re: Bogdanovich, Peter - Director's Best
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2015, 11:45:33 PM »
What's Up Doc? 4/5
Paper Moon 4/5
The Last Picture Show 4/5
Noises Off... 3.5/5
Mask 3/5
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Re: Bogdanovich, Peter - Director's Best
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2016, 01:39:52 PM »
1. The Last Picture Show (3.5)
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Re: Bogdanovich, Peter
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2020, 01:24:50 AM »
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Nickelodeon (1976)
★ ★ ★ – Okay
Tribute to early filmmaking is excessive, with characters too undeveloped for a slapstick comedy let alone a period seriocomedy. The men barely have any weight to their problems and the women even less. And yet… I can’t not recommend it. Definitely the work of a student of the time and place, the script brings so much history to life, from John Ford’s famous tearing out script pages get back on schedule to an early producer recutting his old films and combining them into new ones. The way the film deals with racial imagery is perfect, and probably what won my respect. I started preparing for a headache, but I ended with a sheepish smile.


Saint Jack (1979)
★ ★ ½
The odd duck in the filmography, I had to do a lot of research to find out what was the interest, why Siskel and Ebert were such fans and why its reception today (along with my reaction) was great indifference. It comes off as a frustrating, formless attempt at Cassavetes, a lazy connection with Ben Gazzara in the lead. It’s roots actually come from Orson Welles, though the results don’t suggest it. Best things about the films are the cinematography by Robby Müller and a nice supporting part by Bogdanovich.


The Cat’s Meow (2001)
★ ★
Bogdanovich is perhaps the best director to tackle this Hollywood murder scandal built up by rumor and conflicting stories, but not the 2001 director. By this point, he isn't interested in investigating and pulling out the most likely truth like a good detective, or even playing into the conflicting reports that you get when a powerful tycoon and a bunch of self-absorbed Hollywood types try to keep the same secret. Instead, it's about sad clowns, putting on a happy face to hide their sadness. With a script that’s all surface – period detail and plot – the sadness lacks real emotion, and the film is lifeless.