Although I remember the original radio commercials that heralded the film's release back in the early 70s, up until today I had never watched Paper Moon. Actually, I bought the DVD blindly, based on the positive feedback of the HTF membership and a rousing review that can be found here. Like a good book you don't want to put down, I found Paper Moon to be an enthralling story that I never wanted to end. This film is simply amazing for so many reasons -- from its tender father/daughter story to the amazing performance by then 8-year-old Tatum O'Neal. The fact that this 30s period film was shot in black & white makes Paper Moon a more worthy viewing -- the film is beautiful to watch. What made this DVD even more special was the supplemental material that was presented in three parts. We learn how director Peter Bogdanovich almost never made this film until advised by his wife that it would be a good idea. He took a bestselling book, did a complete rewrite of the material, and without a specific ending in mind, he shot this film and somehow came up with a classic. I am completely in awe of Mr. Bogdanovich. He's a really interesting person to listen to, and I enjoyed watching him talk about many of the long shots he did for this film, many which required endless takes because the actors had trouble doing a 6-9 minute sequence without flubbing their lines. It didn't even dawn on me until I watched the supplements that Bogdanovich was responsible for my all-time favorite comedy, What's Up Doc? It's no wonder I readily connected with this film. Throughout the supplemental material we get interesting insight by Cinematographer László Kovács, including how he used red filters to shoot a B&W film to give off exaggerated contrast levels (under advice from the great Orson Welles). Intertwined with these new interviews are quite a few outtakes that are just wonderful to see after all these years. I'm not here to write a review, but I wanted to briefly talk about this special little film that I have completely fallen in love with. Many of you should know me well enough by now to know that when I experience something special, I like to draw attention to it. Anyone that has never seen Paper Moon should give this one a rent. It's a film that has the sort of "charm" that you don't see too often in present film.