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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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THE LUBITSCH FILE - PART 3

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  • April 15, 2013 9:04 PM
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ROGER EBERT: THE CRITIC WHO LOVED MOVIES

  • By Peter Bogdanovich
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  • April 6, 2013 10:01 AM
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Most critics make their reputation by writing scathing and very amusing reviews. Not Roger Ebert. He made "thumbs up" his signature, and wrote his best pieces about films he liked or adored. It's much easier to write a negative notice, but it takes real skill to write engrossingly about something you value. Roger made a career out of that. He definitely accentuated the positive. And brought a lot of people to good movies.

THE LUBITSCH FILE - PART 2

  • By Peter Bogdanovich
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  • March 28, 2013 12:42 AM
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And so we continue with the Lubitsch films I saw from 1952 through 1970, with the ratings and commentary from my movie-file cards. As I said in Part 1, my admiration and affection for Lubitsch was great back then, but it has grown a good deal stronger as I've aged. His wisdom and wit and compassion now impresses me more than ever, and his ineffable, unmistakable style has become all the more precious.

THE LUBITSCH FILE - PART 1

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  • March 16, 2013 11:24 PM
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THE HITCHCOCK FILE - PART 6

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  • February 21, 2013 7:45 PM
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THE HITCHCOCK FILE - PART 5

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  • February 7, 2013 12:36 AM
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THE HITCHCOCK FILE - PART 4

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  • January 25, 2013 12:46 AM
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THE LAST COWBOY: HARRY CAREY, JR.

  • By Peter Bogdanovich
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  • January 13, 2013 3:33 PM
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This short tribute was written for the programme for the Harry Carey, Jr. Memorial, held Saturday, January 12th,  in Santa Barbara, California.

THE HITCHCOCK FILE - PART 3

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  • January 2, 2013 9:44 PM
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THE HITCHCOCK FILE - PART 2

  • By Peter Bogdanovich
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  • December 22, 2012 1:39 AM
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We continue going through the Hitchcock pictures in my movie card-file--films of his that I saw between January, 1952 and December, 1970--with my various impressions of each, a couple of them wildly contradictory (see Vertigo), which is not surprising since I went from age 12 to age 31. But what is perhaps most interesting is that my opinions today are pretty close to those expressed in the cards, and I have felt no particular need to make many 2012 comments or amplification. For more on the Master of Suspense, see the Hitchcock chapter in my Who the Devil Made It (1997), currently also available as an e-book; it includes the extensive interviews I did with Hitch between 1961 and 1975. The Hitchcock File - Part 1 concludes with a full list of all the Hitchcock pictures covered in my index.

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