Peter Bogdanovich(July 30, 1939 – January 6, 2022) was an American director, writer, actor, producer, critic, and film historian.
|Born||July 30, 1939|
Kingston, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 6, 2022 (aged 82)|
(m. 1988; div. 2001)
|Partner(s)||Cybill Shepherd |
One of the "New Hollywood" directors, Bogdanovich started as a film journalist until he got hired to work on Roger Corman's The Wild Angels (1966). After that film's success, he directed his own film Targets (1968), which received critical acclaim. He gained widespread recognition and further acclaim for his coming-of-age drama The Last Picture Show (1971). The film received eight Academy Award nominations, including for the Best Picture, with Bogdanovich receiving nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, and Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman winning Oscars for their supporting roles.
Following The Last Picture Show, he directed the screwball comedy What's Up, Doc? (1972), a major box office success, and another critical and commercial success, Paper Moon (1973), which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Director nomination. His following three films were all critical and commercial failures, including Daisy Miller (1974). He took a three-year hiatus and then returned with cult films Saint Jack (1979) and They All Laughed (1981). After his girlfriend Dorothy Stratten's murder, he took another four-year hiatus from filmmaking and wrote a memoir on her death titled The Killing of the Unicorn before making a comeback with Mask (1985), a critical and commercial success. He later went on to direct films such as Noises Off (1992), The Thing Called Love (1993), The Cat's Meow (2001), and She's Funny That Way (2014). As an actor, he was known for his roles in HBO series The Sopranos and Orson Welles's last film, The Other Side of the Wind (2018), which he also helped to finish. He received a Grammy Award for Best Music Film for directing the Tom Petty documentary Runnin' Down a Dream (2007).
An accomplished film historian, he directed documentaries such as Directed by John Ford (1971) and The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018), and published over ten books, some of which include in-depth interviews with friends Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock. Bogdanovich's works have been cited as important influences by many major filmmakers.
Life and careerEdit
Peter Bogdanovich (Serbian: Петар Богдановић, romanized: Petar Bogdanović) was born in Kingston, New York, the son of Herma (née Robinson) and Borislav Bogdanovich (1899–1970), a pianist and painter. His mother was of Austrian Jewish descent and his father was a Serb. Bogdanovich was fluent in Serbian, having learned it before English. He had an older brother who died in an accident in 1938, at eighteen months of age, after a pot of boiling soup fell on him, though Bogdanovich did not learn about his brother until he was seven and did not know the circumstances of his death until he was an adult. His parents both arrived in the U.S. in May 1939 on visitors' visas, along with his mother's immediate family, three months before the onset of World War II. In 1952, when he was twelve, Bogdanovich began keeping a record of every film he saw on index cards, complete with reviews; he continued to do so until 1970. He saw up to four hundred films a year. He graduated from New York City's Collegiate School in 1957 and studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory.
In the early 1960s, Bogdanovich was known as a film programmer at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, where he programmed influential retrospectives and wrote monographs for the films of Orson Welles, John Ford, Howard Hawks, and Alfred Hitchcock. Bogdanovich also brought attention to Allan Dwan, a pioneer of American film who had fallen into obscurity by then, in a 1971 retrospective Dwan attended. He also programmed for New Yorker Theater.
Move to Los Angeles and Roger CormanEdit
In 1966, following the example of Cahiers du Cinéma critics François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, and Éric Rohmer, who had created the Nouvelle Vague ("New Wave") by making their own films, Bogdanovich decided to become a director. Encouraged by director Frank Tashlin, whom he would interview in his book Who the Devil Made It, Bogdanovich headed for Los Angeles with his wife Polly Platt and in so doing, left his rent unpaid.
Intent on breaking into the industry, Bogdanovich would ask publicists for movie premiere and industry party invitations. At one screening, Bogdanovich was viewing a film and director Roger Corman was sitting behind him. The two struck up a conversation when Corman mentioned he liked a cinema piece Bogdanovich wrote for Esquire. Corman offered him a directing job, which Bogdanovich accepted immediately. He worked with Corman on Targets, which starred Boris Karloff, and Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women, under the pseudonym Derek Thomas. Bogdanovich later said of the Corman school of filmmaking, "I went from getting the laundry to directing the picture in three weeks. Altogether, I worked 22 weeks – preproduction, shooting, second unit, cutting, dubbing – I haven't learned as much since."
Returning to journalism, Bogdanovich struck up a lifelong friendship with Orson Welles while interviewing him on the set of Mike Nichols's Catch-22 (1970). Bogdanovich played a major role in elucidating Welles and his career with his writings on the actor-director, most notably his book This is Orson Welles (1992). In the early 1970s, when Welles was having financial problems, Bogdanovich let him stay at his Bel Air mansion for a couple of years.
In 1970, Bogdanovich was commissioned by the American Film Institute to direct a documentary about John Ford for their tribute, Directed by John Ford (1971). The resulting film included candid interviews with John Wayne, James Stewart, and Henry Fonda, and was narrated by Orson Welles. Out of circulation for years due to licensing issues, Bogdanovich and TCM released it in 2006, re-edited it to make it "faster and more incisive", with additional interviews with Clint Eastwood, Walter Hill, Harry Carey Jr., Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and others.
Much of the inspiration that led Bogdanovich to his cinematic creations came from early viewings of the film Citizen Kane. In an interview with Robert K. Elder, author of The Film That Changed My Life, Bogdanovich explains his appreciation of Orson Welles's work:
It's just not like any other movie you know. It's the first modern film: fragmented, not told straight ahead, jumping around. It anticipates everything that's being done now, and which is thought to be so modern. It's all become really decadent now, but it was certainly fresh then.
The 32-year-old Bogdanovich was hailed by critics as a "Wellesian" wunderkind when his best-received film, The Last Picture Show, was released in 1971. The film earned eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Director, and won two statues, for Cloris Leachman and Ben Johnson in the supporting acting categories. Bogdanovich co-wrote the screenplay with Larry McMurtry, and it won the 1971 BAFTA award for Best Screenplay. Bogdanovich cast the 21-year-old model Cybill Shepherd in a major role in the film and fell in love with her, an affair that eventually led to his divorce from Polly Platt, his longtime artistic collaborator and the mother of his two daughters.
Bogdanovich followed up The Last Picture Show with the screwball comedy What's Up, Doc? (1972), starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal. Bogdanovich then formed The Directors Company with Francis Ford Coppola and William Friedkin and co-owned by Paramount Pictures. Paramount allowed the directors to make a minimum of twelve films with a budget of $3 million each. It was through this entity that Bogdanovich's Paper Moon (1973) was produced.
Paper Moon, a Depression-era comedy starring Ryan O'Neal that won his 10-year-old daughter Tatum O'Neal an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress, proved the high-water mark of Bogdanovich's career. Forced to share the profits with his fellow directors, Bogdanovich became dissatisfied with the arrangement. The Directors Company subsequently produced only two more pictures, Coppola's The Conversation (1974), which was nominated for Best Picture in 1974 alongside The Godfather Part II, and Bogdanovich's Cybill Shepherd-starring Daisy Miller (1974), which had a lackluster critical reception and was a disappointment at the box office. The partners of The Directors Company all went their separate ways after the production of Daisy Miller.
Bogdanovich's next effort, At Long Last Love (1975), was a musical starring Shepherd and Burt Reynolds. Both that and his next film, Nickelodeon (1976), were critical and box office disasters, severely damaging his standing in the film community. Reflecting upon his recent career, Bogdanovich said in 1976, "I was dumb. I made a lot of mistakes."
In 1975, he sued Universal for breaching a contract to produce and direct Bugsy. He then took a few years off, then returned to directing with a lower-budgeted film, Saint Jack (1979), which was filmed in Singapore and starred Ben Gazzarra in the title role. The film earned critical praise, although was not a box-office hit. The making of this film marked the end of his romantic relationship with Cybill Shepherd.
Dorothy Stratten and They All LaughedEdit
Bogdanovich's next film was the romantic comedy They All Laughed (1981), which featured Dorothy Stratten, a former model who began a romantic relationship with Bogdanovich. Stratten was murdered by her estranged husband shortly after filming completed.
Bogdanovich turned back to writing as his directorial career sagged, beginning with The Killing of the Unicorn – Dorothy Stratten 1960–1980, a memoir published in 1984. Teresa Carpenter's "Death of a Playmate" article about Dorothy Stratten's murder was published in The Village Voice and won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize, and while Bogdanovich did not criticize Carpenter's article in his book, she had lambasted both Bogdanovich and Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, claiming that Stratten was a victim of them as much as of her husband, Paul Snider, who killed her and himself. Carpenter's article served as the basis of Bob Fosse's film Star 80 (1983). Bogdanovich opposed the production and refused to allow the film to use his name. He was portrayed as the fictional "Aram Nicholas", and he threatened litigation if he found the character objectionable.
Bogdanovich took over distribution of They All Laughed himself. He later blamed this for why he had to file for bankruptcy in 1985. He declared he had a monthly income of $75,000 and monthly expenses of $200,000.
Hefner retaliated by accusing Bogdanovich of seducing Stratten's younger sister Louise, shortly after the murder, when she was 13. Bogdanovich vehemently denied the accusation. On December 30, 1988, the 49-year-old Bogdanovich married 20-year-old Louise, sparking a tabloid frenzy. The couple divorced in 2001.
Mask and TexasvilleEdit
In the early 1980s, Bogdanovich wanted to make I'll Remember April with John Cassavetes and The Lady in the Moon written with Larry McMurtry. He made the film Mask instead, released in 1985 to critical acclaim. However, his 1990 sequel to The Last Picture Show, Texasville, was a critical and box office disappointment relative to the iconic first film.
Both films occasioned major disputes between Bogdanovich, who still demanded a measure of control over his films, and the studios, which controlled the financing and final cut of both films. Mask was released with a song score by Bob Seger against Bogdanovich's wishes (he favored Bruce Springsteen), and Bogdanovich often complained that the version of Texasville that was released was not the film he had intended. A director's cut of Mask, slightly longer and with Springsteen's songs, was belatedly released on DVD in 2004. A director's cut of Texasville was released on LaserDisc, and the theatrical cut was released on DVD by MGM in 2005. In 1991, around the time of the release of Texasville, Bogdanovich also revisited his earliest success, The Last Picture Show, and produced a modified director's cut. It has been recut by Bogdanovich only for the Criterion laser disc. The Criterion disc version includes both seven minutes of previously unseen footage and re-edited scenes.
Bogdanovich directed the comedy Illegally Yours in 1988 and two more theatrical films in 1992 and 1993, but none of these films recaptured the success of his early career. One, Noises Off, based on the Michael Frayn play, while another, The Thing Called Love (1993), is better known as one of River Phoenix's last roles before his death. Bogdanovich began to direct television films, such as To Sir, with Love II (1996). In 1997, he declared bankruptcy again. Drawing from his encyclopedic knowledge of film history, he authored several critically lauded books, including Peter Bogdanovich's Movie of the Week, which offered the lifelong cinephile's commentary on 52 of his favorite films, and Who The Devil Made It: Conversations with Legendary Film Directors and Who the Hell's in It: Conversations with Hollywood's Legendary Actors, both based on interviews with directors and actors.
In 1998, the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress named The Last Picture Show to the National Film Registry, an honor awarded only to "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films".
In 2001, Bogdanovich resurfaced with The Cat's Meow. Returning once again to a reworking of the past, this time the alleged killing of director Thomas Ince by William Randolph Hearst. The film was a modest critical success but made little money at the box office. Bogdanovich said that he was told the story of the alleged Ince murder by Welles, who in turn said he heard it from writer Charles Lederer.
In addition to directing some television work, Bogdanovich returned to acting with a recurring guest role on the cable television series The Sopranos, playing Dr. Melfi's psychotherapist, also later directing a fifth-season episode. He had a voice role, as Bart Simpson's therapist's analyst in an episode of The Simpsons, and appeared as himself in the "Robots Versus Wrestlers" episode of How I Met Your Mother. Quentin Tarantino cast Bogdanovich as a disc jockey in Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2. "Quentin knows, because he's such a movie buff, that when you hear a disc jockey's voice in my pictures, it's always me, sometimes doing different voices", said Bogdanovich. "So he called me and he said, 'I stole your voice from The Last Picture Show for the rough cut, but I need you to come down and do that voice again for my picture ... '" He hosted The Essentials on Turner Classic Movies, but was replaced in May 2006 by TCM host Robert Osborne and film critic Molly Haskell. Bogdanovich hosted introductions to movies on Criterion Collection DVDs, and had a supporting role in Out of Order.
In 2006, Bogdanovich joined forces with ClickStar, where he hosted a classic film channel, Peter Bogdanovich's Golden Age of Movies. Bogdanovich also wrote a blog for the site. In 2003 he appeared in the BBC documentary Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, and in 2006 he appeared in the documentary Wanderlust. The following year, Bogdanovich was presented with an award for outstanding contribution to film preservation by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2010, Bogdanovich joined the directing faculty at the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. On April 17, 2010, he was awarded the Master of Cinema Award at the 12th Annual RiverRun International Film Festival. In 2011, he was given the Auteur Award by the International Press Academy, which is awarded to filmmakers whose singular vision and unique artistic control over the elements of production give a personal and signature style to their films.
In 2012, Bogdanovich made news with an essay in The Hollywood Reporter, published in the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting, in which he argued against excessive violence in the movies:
Today, there's a general numbing of the audience. There's too much murder and killing. You make people insensitive by showing it all the time. The body count in pictures is huge. It numbs the audience into thinking it's not so terrible. Back in the '70s, I asked Orson Welles what he thought was happening to pictures, and he said, "We're brutalizing the audience. We're going to end up like the Roman circus, live at the Coliseum." The respect for human life seems to be eroding.
In 2014, Bogdanovich's last narrative film, She's Funny That Way, was released in theaters and on-demand, followed by the documentary, The Great Buster: A Celebration in 2018. In 2018, Orson Welles' long-delayed film The Other Side of the Wind, which was filmed in the 1970s and featured a prominent supporting role by Boganovich, who had long hoped to complete it, was released by Netflix to critical acclaim. He collaborated with Turner Classic Movies, and TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, to create a documentary podcast about his life, which premiered in 2020.
In the 1990s, Bogdanovich developed an alternative calendar, titled A Year and a Day: Goddess Engagement Calendar. The calendar consisted of 13 months of 28 days and a bonus day to equal 365 days. Each month was named after a different species of tree. Bogdanovich attributed his inspiration for the calendar to the works of Robert Graves.
Death and legacyEdit
Bogdanovich died from complications of Parkinson's disease at his home in Los Angeles on January 6, 2022, at the age of 82. His death inspired a wide number of tributes from filmmakers, actors, and film critics. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian described him as "a loving cineaste and fearless genius of cinema." The New York Times described Bogdanovich as "[a genius] of the Hollywood system who, with great success and frustration, worked to transform it in the same era."
His work has been cited as an influence by such filmmakers as Quentin Tarantino, Rian Johnson, David Fincher, Edgar Wright, M. Night Shyamalan, the Safdie brothers, David O. Russell, Andy Muschietti, Sofia Coppola, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, and Julian Richards.
|1995||Picture Windows||Episode: "Song of Songs"|
|1995||Fallen Angels||Episode: "A Dime a Dance"|
|1996||To Sir, with Love II||Television film|
|1997||The Price of Heaven||Television film|
|1997||Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women||Television film|
|1998||Naked City: A Killer Christmas||Television film|
|1999||A Saintly Switch||Television film|
|2004||The Mystery of Natalie Wood||Television film|
|2004||The Sopranos||Episode: "Sentimental Education"|
|1968||Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women||Narrator||Voice only|
|1971||The Last Picture Show||Disc Jockey||Voice only|
|1979||Saint Jack||Eddie Schuman|
|1981||They All Laughed||Disk Jockey||Uncredited|
|1997||Mr. Jealousy||Dr. Howard Poke|||
|1998||Lick the Star||The Principal||Short film|
|1999||Claire Makes It Big||Arturo Mulligan||Short film|
|2001||Festival in Cannes||Milo|||
|2003||Kill Bill: Volume 1||Disc Jockey||Voice only|
Credited with "Special Thanks"
|2004||Kill Bill: Volume 2||Disc Jockey||Voice only|
Credited with "Special Thanks"
|2004||The Definition of Insanity||Peter Bogdanovich|||
|2007||The Fifth Patient||Edward Birani|||
|2007||Broken English||Iriving Mann|||
|2008||Humboldt County||Professor Hadley|||
|2010||Abandoned||Dr. Markus Bensley|||
|2010||Queen of the Lot||Pedja Sapir|||
|2013||Don't Let Me Go||Man|||
|2013||Are You Here||Judge Harlan Plath|||
|2014||While We're Young||Speaker|||
|2014||The Tell-Tale Heart||The Old Man|||
|2016||Durant's Never Closes||George|||
|2016||Six LA Love Stories||Duane Crawford|||
|2018||Los Angeles Overnight||Vedor Ph.D.|||
|2018||The Other Side of the Wind||Brooks Otterlake||Shot between 1970 and 1976|
|2018||The Great Buster: A Celebration||Narrator||Voice only|
|2019||The Creatress||Theo Mencken|||
|2019||It Chapter Two||Peter - Director|||
|2020||Willie and Me||Charley|||
Episode: "The Straight Poop"
|1993||Northern Exposure||Himself||Episode: "Rosebud"|
|1994||Picture Windows||Lucca||Episode: "Song of Songs"|
Episode: "See Jeff Jump, Jump, Jeff, Jump!"
|1997||Bella Mafia||Vito Giancamo||TV movie|
|2000||Rated X||Film Professor||TV movie|
|2000–2007||The Sopranos||Dr. Elliot Kupferberg||15 episodes|
|2003||Out of Order||Zach||6 episodes|
|2004||8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter||Dr. Lohr||Episode: "Daddy's Girl"|
|2005–2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||George Merritt||2 episodes|
|2007||The Simpsons||Psychologist||Voice only|
Episode: "Yokel Chords"
|2010||How I Met Your Mother||Himself||Episode: "Robots Versus Wrestlers"|
|2011||Rizzoli & Isles||Arnold Whistler||Episode: "Burning Down the House"|
|2014||The Good Wife||Himself||Episode: "Goliath and David"|
|2016||Documentary Now!||Himself||Episode: "Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 1"|
|2017–2019||Get Shorty||Giustino Moreweather||4 episodes|
|2012||"Constant Conversations"||Passion Pit|
- Great Performances – episode – James Stewart: A Wonderful Life – Himself (1987)
- Great Performances – episode – Bacall on Bogart – Himself (1988)
- John Wayne Standing Tall – TV Movie – Himself (1989)
- Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right – Documentary – Himself (1996)
- Howard Hawks: American Artist – TV Movie documentary – Himself (1997)
- Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory – TV Movie documentary – Himself (1998)
- John Ford Goes to War – Documentary – Himself (2002)
- Karloff and Me – Documentary – Himself (2006)
- American Masters – episode – John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend – Himself (2006)
- American Masters – episode – Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood
- Stagecoach: A Story of Redemption – Video Documentary – Himself (2006)
- Commemoration: Howard Hawks' "Rio Bravo" – Video short – Himself (2007)
- Ride, Boldly Ride: The Journey to El Dorado: 7 Part Documentary (2009)
- Dreaming the Quiet Man – Documentary – Himself (2010)
- Peter Bogdanovich – Stagecoach Criterion Collection Edition Special Feature (2010)
- A Film of Firsts: Peter Bogdanovich on Red River – Red River Criterion Collection Edition Special Feature (2014)
- The Criminals (1966) – a World War II film for Roger Corman
- Lonesome Dove (1972) – a Western from a script by Larry McMurtry who turned it into the best selling novel
- The Apple Tree (early 1970s) from a script by Gavin Lambert based on the story by John Galsworthy
- The Girl with the Silver Eyes (1974) based on a short story by Dashiell Hammett
- Twelve's a Crowd (early 1980s) with Keith Carradine and Colleen Camp
- I'll Remember April with Colleen Camp, John Cassavetes and Charles Aznavour
- remake of Detour (1945)
- remake of Brewster's Millions (early 1980s) with John Ritter
- The Lady in the Moon (early 1980s) from a script by Larry McMurtry
- Private Lives with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton from the play by Noël Coward (early 1980s – they later appeared in it on stage)
- Paradise Road (late 1980s) from a novel by David Scott Milton to star Frank Sinatra set in Las Vegas
- Turn of the Century (2013) based on Kurt Anderson novel
Bogdanovich was also fired off Duck, You Sucker! (1971) and Another You (1991), the latter while during filming. He turned down directing A Glimpse of Tiger, The Getaway (1972), King of the Gypsies (1978), Heaven Can Wait (1978), Hurricane (1979) and Popeye (1980). He also turned down the role played by Dabney Coleman in Tootsie (1982). He also directed a scene in the John Cassavetes film Love Streams (1984) at the director's insistence.
Books by Peter Bogdanovich:
- 1961: The Cinema of Orson Welles. New York: Museum of Modern Art Film Library. OCLC 982198898.
- 1962: The Cinema of Howard Hawks. New York: Museum of Modern Art Film Library. OCLC 868410545.
- 1963: The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock. New York: Museum of Modern Art Film Library. OCLC 937577000.
- 1967: John Ford. London: Studio Vista. OCLC 868409009. Expanded edition: Berkeley: University of California, 1978. ISBN 9780520034983.
- 1967: Fritz Lang in America. London: Studio Vista. OCLC 469498600; New York: Praeger. OCLC 841184600.
- 1970: Allan Dwan: The Last Pioneer. Inglaterra: Studio Vista. OCLC 777766501.
- 1973: Pieces of Time. New York: Arbor House. OCLC 982199356. Expanded edition, 1985: Pieces of Time: Peter Bogdanovich on the Movies, 1961–1985. ISBN 9780877956969.
- 1984: The Killing of the Unicorn – Dorothy Stratten 1960–1980. William Morrow and Company. ISBN 0-688-01611-1.
- 1991: A Year and a Day Engagement Calendar 1992: A Desk Diary Adapted From the Works of Robert Graves. New York: Overlook Books. ISBN 978-0879514297.
- 1992: This is Orson Welles. HarperPerennial. ISBN 0-06-092439-X.
- 1995: A Moment with Miss Gish. Santa Barbara: Santa Teresa Press. OCLC 34316185.
- 1999: Peter Bogdanovich's Movie of the Week. New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 9780345432056.
- 2004: Who the Hell's in It: Conversations with Hollywood's Legendary Actors. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0-375-40010-9.
- Bringing Up Baby
- Citizen Kane
- Clash by Night
- El Dorado
- Fury, with audio interview excerpts of director Fritz Lang
- The Lady from Shanghai
- M, interview with director Fritz Lang by Bogdanovich
- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, with comments from director John Ford and co-star James Stewart
- Othello, with Orson Welles scholar Myron Meisel, on the Criterion Collection edition of the film
- The Rules of the Game, reading commentary written by film scholar Alexander Sesonske, on the Criterion Collection edition of the film
- The Searchers
- The Sopranos (TV series) (episode "The Sopranos") with Sopranos creator David Chase
- Strangers on a Train, with Psycho screenwriter Joseph Stefano and other participants
- To Catch a Thief, audio commentary by Peter Bogdanovich and film historian Laurent Bouzereau
- The Third Man, Bogdanovich introduces reissue of The Third Man
- Make Way for Tomorrow, on the Criterion Collection edition of the film
- Fox, Margalit (July 29, 2011). "Polly Platt, Producer and Production Designer, Is Dead at 72". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
- Brownfield, Paul. "101 Funniest Screenplays". Offbroadway.broadwayworld.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
- "100 Greatest Comedies of the 20th Century" (PDF). wfblibrary.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 23, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
- Carvajal, Doreen (October 28, 2014). "Hollywood Ending Near for Orson Welles's Last Film". The New York Times. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
- "Legacy: A Family Portrait". The Bogdanovich Collection. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
- Chagollan, Steve (January 6, 2022). "Peter Bogdanovich, Iconic Director of 'Last Picture Show' and 'Paper Moon,' Dies at 82". Variety. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
- Fox, Margalit (January 6, 2022). "Peter Bogdanovich, Director Whose Career Was a Hollywood Drama, Dies at 82". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 6, 2022. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
- Tonguette, Peter (2015). Peter Bogdanovich: Interviews. University Press of Mississippi. p. 72. ISBN 978-1-62674-375-5.
- Goldman, Andrew (March 4, 2019). "In Conversation: Peter Bogdanovich". Vulture. Vox Media. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
- "Poughkeepsiejournal.com". Poughkeepsiejournal.com. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
- Kilday, Gregg; Byrge, Duane (January 6, 2022). "Peter Bogdanovich, Oscar-Nominated Director and Champion of Hollywood's Golden Age, Dies at 82". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
- Singer, Matt (March 29, 2013). "From the Wire: Bogdanovich's Card File". IndieWire. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
- Smith, Harrison (January 6, 2022). "Peter Bogdanovich, Oscar-nominated director of 'The Last Picture Show,' dies at 82". Washington Post. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
- "Peter Bogdanovich. Between Old and New Hollywood". Harvard Film Archive. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
- "Allan Dwan". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
- "Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios". Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
- Walker, Gerald (November 17, 1973). "Three Watchers in the Dark: A Writer's Virtues". Books of The Times. New York Times. p. 33.
- Byrge, Gregg Kilday,Duane; Kilday, Gregg; Byrge, Duane (January 6, 2022). "Peter Bogdanovich, Oscar-Nominated Director and Champion of Hollywood's Golden Age, Dies at 82". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
- "Who the Devil Made It by Peter Bogdanovich". Penguin Random House Canada. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
- Gray, Beverly (April 16, 2006). "What They Learned From Roger Corman". MovieMaker Magazine. No. 42. Archived from the original on April 16, 2006. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
- Lammers, Tim. "Bogdanovich Points 'John Ford' In Right Direction - Documentary About Film Icon Restructured 35 Years After Original Archived 2012-02-17 at the Wayback Machine", WESH.com (WESH TV, Orlando, Florida), November 7, 2006.
- Bogdanovich, Peter. Interview by Robert K. Elder. The Film That Changed My Life. By Robert K. Elder. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2011. N. p56. Print.
- "Peter Bogdanovich Obituary". The Guardian. January 7, 2022. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
- Fox, Margalit (January 6, 2022). "Peter Bogdanovich, 82, Director Whose Career was a Hollywood Drama, Dies". New York Times. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
- Fletcher Peters. "Peter Bogdanovich, Legendary Director of 'The Last Picture Show,' Dies at 82".
- "3 FILMS ANNOUNCED BY DIRECTORS GROUP". New York Times. September 6, 1972. p. 40.
- Siskel, Gene (December 21, 1976). "Bogdanovich directs his remarks to sex, violence". Chicago Tribune. p. a1.
- Murphy, Mary (August 30, 1975). "MOVIE CALL SHEET: Michael York Heads for Future CALL SHEET". Los Angeles Times. p. b6.
- Leigh, Danny (January 11, 2022). "Cities on screen: seven snapshots of Singapore". Financial Times.
- "Peter Bogdanovich American film director". Britannica.
- "Peter Bogdanovich Dies: New Hollywood Maverick and Oscar Nominee Was 82". January 6, 2022.
- "AFI Catalog of Feature Films: STAR 80". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
- David Crook (December 19, 1985). "Bogdanovich Files for Bankruptcy: Film's Failure Led to $6.6 Million in Debts Bankrupt". The Washington Post. p. C1.
- Crook, David (December 19, 1985). "BOGDANOVICH'S BANKRUPT MEMORIAL: BANKRUPT MEMORIAL". Los Angeles Times. p. i1.
- "Bogdanovich Weds Sister of His Murdered Lover". LA Times. January 3, 1989. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
- Goldman, Andrew (March 4, 2019). "In Conversation: Peter Bogdanovich The director on his films, marriage and infidelity, and the deaths he didn't mourn". www.vulture.com. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
- Lyman, Rick (March 4, 1983). "HIS UP-AND-DOWN CAREER IS HEADING UP AGAIN". The Philadelphia Inquirer. p. C.1.
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