Not one of my favorite directors or people but he did make one genuine masterwork (The Last Picture Show) and directed one of my favorite comedies, no not What's Up Doc? which I hated but the hilarious Noises Off. I'm sure he's up there happy to be gabbing away with Welles and Hitchcock.
One of the few truly interesting people, and wealth of knowledge, and the reason for that is he had actual conversations, even at times going out of his way to do so. And agreed that The Last Picture Show is a master at work!
because only he could honestly explain his Career.
I am so sad to read this. He was the director of some of my favorite films. Paper Moon, What's Up Doc? and Nickelodeon all had great impact on my childhood. They remain among my very favorites today. RIP, sir.
Here Mr. B. himself co-stars in the original trailer for What's Up Doc? in 1972. I showed this movie to my daughter about five years ago and she was quite amused. I think it has one of the greatest car chases in the movies.
He was a great talent. I’m reading Rock Me On The Water by Ronald Brownstein right now, which is about how popular culture influenced and changed the world in the early 1970s. Bogdanovich figures prominently.
It’s not one of his better known films, but his four-hour bio of Tom Petty - Running Down A Dream - is one of my favorite music history films.
Very sad to read this even if I was not always a fan of his films or especially the commentaries where he basically showed up unprepared and just rambled while the film ran. For the wonderful films he did leave behind and some of the interviews with major cinematic figures that he conducted, I am eternally grateful. R.I.P.
Man, what with this, Betty White and all the greats - incl. some major heroes of mine - we've lost in the past couple years (incl. those among the half--million citizens thus far lost to Covid), it's been an emotional 24 months. As a classic movie (& TV) lover, I feel like I've gone the distance w/ both Muhammad Ali and Joe Louis, and been knocked down, or almost, atleast 17 times......Yet somehow, to quote Hercule Poirot/AgathaChristie, I "will get up again"..