peterbogdanovich Peter Bogdanovich
Blogdanovich is the blog of director, producer, writer, actor, film critic, and author Peter Bogdanovich. He has directed over 25 feature films including international award winners The Last Picture Show, What’s Up, Doc?, Paper Moon, Daisy Miller, Saint Jack, Mask; cult favorites Targets, Texasville, Noises Off, They All Laughed, and A The Thing Called Love, among stars he’s introduced: Cybill Shepherd, Tatum O’Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Ritter, Sandra Bullock; has directed stars Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Michael Caine, Cher; best-sellers Who the Devil Made It: Who the Hell's In It, The Killing of the Unicorn; standard texts John Ford, This is Orson Welles; and was a recurring guest-star on the popular HBO series The Sopranos.

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'They Rode with the Duke'

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  • April 5, 2014 6:59 PM
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My Dear Blogdanovich Readers, I'm really sorry to have disappeared the last few months but I've been making a new picture. It's called Squirrels to the Nuts. Between shots, so to speak, I did a piece about an enthralling new biography of John Wayne by Scott Eyman titled John Wayne: The Life and Legend. It appeared in the New York Times last Sunday.

The George Cukor File - Part 5

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  • January 19, 2014 5:57 PM
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And so we bring to a close our look at the pictures George Cukor had a hand in with classics such as "Adam's Rib", "The Royal Family of Broadway" and "What Price Hollywood".

The George Cukor File - Part 4

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  • January 4, 2014 8:38 PM
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And so we continue our look at the George Cukor movies that I saw 1952-1970 including "My Fair Lady", "The Actress", "The Model and the Marriage Broker" and more...

The George Cukor File - Part 3

  • By Peter Bogdanovich
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  • December 16, 2013 8:00 PM
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Ever onward we go through the 49 films George Cukor had a hand in that I saw 1952-1970. Coincidentally, Manhattan's Film Society Lincoln Center has just started a comprehensive, 50-film retrospective of Cukor's work, which runs through January 7, 2014.

The George Cukor File - Part 2

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  • December 9, 2013 4:40 PM
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And we continue going through the George Cukor-directed pictures in my 1952-1970 card-file of ratings and comments on the movies I saw during that very formative 19-year period.

The George Cukor File - Part 1

  • By Peter Bogdanovich
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  • November 16, 2013 1:55 PM
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For the next few blogs, we are going through all the George Cukor-directed pictures in my 1952-1970 card-file of comments on movies I saw during that period, as I went from age 12½ to 30½. This week includes cards from films such as "Gone with the Wind," "A Star is Born" and "Holiday".

Eileen Brennan (1932-2013)

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  • November 7, 2013 3:30 PM
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The following was written for the Eileen Brennan Memorial, which was held in Los Angeles last week; I was unable to be there, but the piece was read at the event.

Luciano Vincenzoni (1926-2013)

  • By Peter Bogdanovich
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  • October 9, 2013 5:46 PM
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What's the big difference between Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars and the sequel, For A Few Dollars More? The sequel is infinitely better because it has a lot of humor, missing in the first film, which was a flat-out rip-off of Akira Kurosawa's Eastern western, Jojimbo. And what makes Leone's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly the best of the three? It's even funnier, wittier. Now who was responsible for this much-needed comic vision? A brilliant Italian screenwriter named Luciano Vincenzoni, who also contributed to a number of Italian classics (like Seduced and Abandoned and The Birds, The Bees, and the Italians) directed by the great director-actor Pietro Germi.

The Raoul Walsh File - Part 6

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  • September 30, 2013 12:49 PM
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The Raoul Walsh File - Part 5

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  • September 17, 2013 3:33 PM
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