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Listen: 1.5 Hour Conversation With Peter Bogdanovich On Marc Maron's Wtf Podcast

12 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A legendary raconteur who’s gift for gab rivals his cinematic output, Peter Bogdanovich is always a treat to watch or listen to. His career had many ups and downs—perhaps evinced in our recent feature, The Essentials: Peter Bogdanovich's 9 Best Films—but he not only earned the approval and friendship of the iconoclastic Orson Welles at a young age, but his early cinematic trifecta (“The Last Picture Show,” “What’s Up Doc?” and “Paper Moon”) is unassailable. Name one filmmaker who had their first three movies become classics? (“Targets” being a hybrid film he was left to clean up, arguably isn’t his true first movie). And so, Bogdanovich in an hour and a half chat on Marc Maron’s Wtf podcast is an absolute treat for your ears. Bogdanovich has a million stories and the 76 year old tells the comedian many epic tales. One of the »

- Edward Davis

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Peter Bogdanovich on Assembling an All-Star Cast and Returning to NYC for 'She's Funny That Way'

16 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Dysfunctional Relationships Explode in Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston Comedy 'She's Funny That Way' After spending his first 25 years in New York, Peter Bogdanovich moved to Los Angeles, where he was based when  he directed "The Last Picture Show," "Paper Moon" and other '70's Americana classics. But Bogdanovich has always been a true New Yorker at heart. He returns to that city as a setting in his latest screwball comedy, "She's Funny That Way," starring Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots and Jennifer Aniston (and featuring cameos by Graydon Carter, among others). The film was originally titled "Squirrels to the Nuts" after a line from the 1946 Ernst Lubitsch romance, "Cluny Brown," which should provide a good taste of what the finished product plays like for those familiar with Lubitsch's fast-talking comedies. Bogdanovich joined Indiewire over the phone from Los Angeles about his new movie and the key contributions of. »

- Miriam Bale

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Why Acclaimed Director Peter Bogdanovich Doesn't Like Knocked Up

20 August 2015 7:17 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Along with the likes of Martin Scorsese, William Friedkin, George Lucas, and others, Peter Bogdanovich is part of the American New Wave, directors in the late 1960s and early 1970s who came in and changed the cinema landscape. Also a film critic and historian, he.s no fan of modern comedies like Knocked Up and it.s ilk. Talking to Creative Screenwriting about his latest film, the throwback screwball comedy She.s Funny That Way, the interviewer asked about the differences between the kind of films that influenced his latest and the likes of contemporary comedy filmmakers like Judd Apatow. The Last Picture Show director replied: I don.t go to see too many of those, because I saw Knocked Up which I thought was ridiculous . she would never go with that guy, even if she was dead drunk. It.s a movie by people, I guess, who have wish »

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Sex Kitten Turned Two-Time Oscar Nominee on TCM Tonight

13 August 2015 9:41 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ann-Margret movies: From sex kitten to two-time Oscar nominee. Ann-Margret: 'Carnal Knowledge' and 'Tommy' proved that 'sex symbol' was a remarkable actress Ann-Margret, the '60s star who went from sex kitten to respected actress and two-time Oscar nominee, is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 13, '15. As part of its “Summer Under the Stars” series, TCM is showing this evening the movies that earned Ann-Margret her Academy Award nods: Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge (1971) and Ken Russell's Tommy (1975). Written by Jules Feiffer, and starring Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel, the downbeat – some have found it misogynistic; others have praised it for presenting American men as chauvinistic pigs – Carnal Knowledge is one of the precursors of “adult Hollywood moviemaking,” a rare species that, propelled by the success of disparate arthouse fare such as Vilgot Sjöman's I Am Curious (Yellow) and Costa-Gavras' Z, briefly flourished from »

- Andre Soares

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Peter Bogdanovich Returns with Screwball Homage 'She's Funny That Way'

10 August 2015 9:34 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The veteran director of "Targets" and "The Last Picture Show" pays heartfelt homage to the screwball comedies of the 40s and 50s in She's Funny That Way, whose scripted alchemy took us away from the daily grind of life for 90 delightful minutes. Isabella Patterson (Imogen Poots) is a Hollywood starlet recounting her improbable beginnings in showbiz, from reluctant escort girl to Broadway idol -- all thanks to a chance encounter that changed her career forever. One night while on night duty, Isabella meets Arnold Arnoldson (Owen Wilson), a Broadway director who helps her pursue her dreams of becoming an actress and lands her an audition for the leading role in his play. Called in by Joshua (Will Forte), the timid playwright, she has to rehearse a scene with Arnold’s wife, Delta (Kathryn Hahn), in which she is pregnant. Isabella lands the part, inspiring a long series of awkward coincidences that will involve the whole »

- Giovanni Vimercati

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Five "Must-See" Movies for August 2015

31 July 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Well, it's finally August, and while the summer movie season isn't completely over it might as well be. This article was a difficult one to put together, because there just isn't much to recommend this month. But you know what, that's okay, I think I managed to pull together five solid titles for the "must-see" section, and lucky for us the fall festival season is just around the corner, which means things are about to heat up exponentially on the prestige movie front just in time to compensate for things cooling down outside as the seasons change. (I should note here, it is currently 106 degrees fahrenheit here in the desert, and the thought of things cooling down is marvelous, but also very premature.) We are coming off what turned out to be a pretty solid month last month, in my opinion, as I settled back into my routine after a »

- Jordan Benesh

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The Conversation: Drew Morton and Landon Palmer Discuss ‘Paris, Texas’

29 July 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Conversation is a feature at Sound on Sight bringing together Drew Morton and Landon Palmer in a passionate debate about cinema new and old. For their seventh piece, they discuss Wim Wenders’s modern classic Paris, Texas (1984).

Landon’S Take

Throughout Wim Wenders’s Paris, Texas (1984), Travis Henderson (played by Harry Dean Stanton) carries with him a photograph of an empty lot he bought in the eponymous city, which he later tells his son is near “the Red River” that borders Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The reference automatically draws to mind Howard Hawks’s beloved 1948 Western, Red River, which drew together an unlikely screen pair with John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. That Hawks classic was also featured prominently in Peter Bogdanovich’s canonical 1971 film The Last Picture Show as the “last picture” of the film’s title exhibited at a dwindling moviehouse in an increasingly barren West Texas small town. »

- Landon Palmer

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Billy Bob Thornton: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

24 July 2015 5:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

I sat down with Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor, director and musician Billy Bob Thornton for Venice Magazine in October of 2001. He had a slate of very diverse projects he was promoting: his first solo music album, "Private Radio," as well as the films "Monster's Ball," "Bandits," and "The Man Who Wasn't There." My strongest memory is of Thornton's quiet intensity and an undercurrent of Southern affability, which came out once he decided you were okay. He seemed to feel that way about me after I shared with him my idolatry of legendary filmmaker Fred Zinnemann, something we shared. I also remember his unusual diet, when our lunch was served. Thornton got the biggest plate of sliced papaya I've seen to date, artfully presented. I got a seafood salad. He looked at my plate, smiled, and told me about the horrible shellfish allergy he'd been saddled with all his life, and how »

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Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots And Jennifer Aniston Star In Trailer For Peter Bogdanovich’s She’S Funny That Way

13 July 2015 10:10 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From award-winning director Peter Bogdanovich comes his first film in 14 years, She’S Funny That Way – a Broadway-set screwball comedy starring Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Imogen Poots, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans, and Will Forte.

Check out the official trailer here.

When established director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) casts his call girl-turned-actress Izzy (Imogen Poots) in a new play to star alongside his wife (Kathryn Hahn) and her ex-lover (Rhys Ifans), a zany love tangle forms with hilarious twists. Jennifer Aniston plays Izzy’s therapist Jane, who is consumed with her own failing relationship with Arnold’s playwright Joshua (Will Forte), who is also developing a crush on Izzy.

Audiences familiar with Bogdanovich know him best for the 1972 comedy What’S Up Doc (stars Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal), Paper Moon (1973) The Last Picture Show (Timothy BottomsJeff BridgesCybill Shepherd and Oscar winners Cloris Leachman and Ben Johnson), Mask »

- Michelle McCue

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She's Funny That Way: Peter Bogdanovich's not-so funny rom-com

24 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Peter Bogdanovich; Screenwriters: Peter Bogdanovich, Louise Stratten; Starring: Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Rhys Ifans, Kathryn Hahn, Will Forte; Running time: 92 mins; Certificate: 12A

With his first feature in almost 15 years, director Peter Bogdanovich aims for crowd-pleasing comedy without actually considering his audience. She's Funny That Way harks back to the screwball comedies of the '30s and '40s with its farcically twisted plot concerning Imogen Poots and Owen Wilson as a starlet on the rise and her neurotic director, but the narrative convolutions rarely add up to a decent punchline and the dialogue is only superficially funny. Modern moviegoers just won't get it and cineastes mightn't be too impressed either.

Immediately, Poots' Brooklyn 'New Yawk' accent strikes an odd note – is that nasal twanging supposed to be funny, or is she just overcooking it? The only thing we can know for sure about Izzy is that she's an incurable romantic, »

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Steve Blauner, Who Helped Bring ‘Easy Rider,’ ‘Five Easy Pieces’ to Screen, Dies at 81

17 June 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Steve Blauner, who was Bobby Darin’s manager and a partner with Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson in Bbs Productions, which produced classic films including “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Last Picture Show,” died June 16 at his home in Marina Del Rey, Calif. He was 81 and was suffering from the complications of a broken hip.

After working for Screen Gems, where he was involved in sitcoms such as “Bewitched,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Hazel” and “The Monkees,” Blauner joined “Monkees” producer Schneider and director Rafelson, who had already formed a company called Raybert, in forming Bbs in the mid 1960s. Over a span of several years, the company produced the Academy Award-winning 1974 documentary “Hearts and Minds” and New Hollywood films “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Last Picture Show,” “The King of Marvin Gardens” and “A Safe Place.”

Rafelson said, “Steve was the most beloved of three partners, he »

- Carmel Dagan

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Steve Blauner, Who Helped Bring ‘Easy Rider,’ ‘Five Easy Pieces’ to Screen, Dies at 81

17 June 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steve Blauner, who was Bobby Darin’s manager and a partner with Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson in Bbs Productions, which produced classic films including “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Last Picture Show,” died June 16 at his home in Marina Del Rey, Calif. He was 81 and was suffering from the complications of a broken hip.

After working for Screen Gems, where he was involved in sitcoms such as “Bewitched,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Hazel” and “The Monkees,” Blauner joined “Monkees” producer Schneider and director Rafelson, who had already formed a company called Raybert, in forming Bbs in the mid 1960s. Over a span of several years, the company produced the Academy Award-winning 1974 documentary “Hearts and Minds” and New Hollywood films “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Last Picture Show,” “The King of Marvin Gardens” and “A Safe Place.”

Rafelson said, “Steve was the most beloved of three partners, he »

- Carmel Dagan

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New UK poster for Peter Bogdanovich’s She’s Funny That Way

2 June 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A brand new UK poster has debuted for director Peter Bogdanovich’s long-awaited return to the director’s chair, She’s Funny That Way, which you can view right here…

She’S Funny That Way marks the long-awaited return to the big screen of Peter Bogdanovich, one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of his generation. She’S Funny That Way was lovingly filmed entirely in his hometown, New York, at its romantic best. Known for his exemplary work with actors– from his award- winning breakout film “The Last Picture Show” to his last feature “The Cat’s Meow”– for She’S Funny That Way, Bogdanovich has assembled a stellar ensemble cast, headed by Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston, Will Forte, Kathryn Hahn and Rhys Ifans, all working together at the top of their form.

Set for release in UK cinemas and on-demand on June 26th, She’s Funny That »

- Scott J. Davis

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What was the best year in film history? HitFix readers continue the debate

1 May 2015 6:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

HitFix's recent spate of "Best Year in Film History" pieces inevitably spurred some furious debate among our readers, with some making compelling arguments for years not included in our pieces (2007 and 1968 were particularly popular choices) and others openly expressing their bewilderment at the inclusion of others (let's just say 2012 took a beating). In the interest of giving voice to your comments, below we've rounded up a few of the most thoughtful, passionate, surprising and occasionally incendiary responses to our pieces, including my own (I advocated for The Year of Our Lynch 2001, which is obviously the best). Here we go... Superstar commenter "A History of Matt," making an argument for 1968: The Graduate. Bullit. The Odd Couple. The Lion in Winter. Planet of the Apes. The Thomas Crown Affair. Funny Girl. Rosemary's Baby. And of course, 2001, A Space Odyssey. And that's only a taste of the greatness of that year. "Lothar the Flatulant, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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‘American Hustle': A Nostalgic Look Back

18 March 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The past is complicated. It only exists in memory, and, while the truth of what occurred is fixed, these facts can be changed and warped simply because of perspective into what we know as memories. Nostalgia undoubtedly comes out of these warped views. It refers to a sense many have that times gone by were better than the time we currently live through.

It’s also a familiar topic for cinema, which ably tackles the topic in films like The Last Picture Show or even Midnight in Paris. These films question what it is about the past that fascinates us, and what we might hope to find there that we can’t seem to find in our daily lives. American Hustle is not a film that can readily be looked at through this lens. Upon its release it was compared to films like Goodfellas and Boogie Nights. It was met with widespread acclaim, »

- Joseph Allen

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Peter Bogdanovich Pushes for Non-‘Titanic’ Tentpoles

15 March 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Bogdanovich blames James Cameron’s success with 1997’s “Titanic” for studios pulling the plug on smaller movies, such as his 1971 hit “The Last Picture Show.”

“The worst thing was when Cameron made ‘Titanic’ and spent $150 million,” he said Saturday night after receiving the King Vidor Award from the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival.

“So everyone was predicting a disaster and when it wasn’t, then everyone started spending that much,” said Bogdanovich. “We made ‘The Last Picture Show’ for $1.3 million and it made a ton of money.”

The Last Picture Show” made nearly $30 million in worldwide grosses. “Titanic” grossed $1.8 billion.

The Last Picture Show” star Timothy Bottoms held a Q&A with the director at the Fremont Theater prior to a screening of the desolate black-and-white drama, nominated for eight Oscars including best picture and director (Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman won for their supporting performances).

“I never »

- Dave McNary

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Owen Wilson Stars In Trailer For Peter Bogdanovich’s Screwball Throwback She’s Funny That Way

23 January 2015 1:54 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Peter Bogdanovich, who helmed the brilliant The Last Picture Show and comedy classic What’s Up Doc?, has stepped behind the camera for his first feature in 14 years. After the lengthy break he took following The Cat’s Meow, he’s back with a throwback to the screwball comedies of yesteryear, She’s Funny That Way.

A unique blend of character, comedy and homage, Bogdanovich has assembled the type of starry cast that works to rouse moviegoers from their instant streaming and into theaters. The film stars Owen Wilson as a Broadway director who sleeps with a prostitute (Imogen Poots) who’s keen to make a break into acting. He falls for the youngster and makes a promise to help advance her career from the streets to the stage, until things go awry when the starlet winds up auditioning for a play starring his wife. Or, at least, that’s »

- Gem Seddon

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Owen Wilson Learns 'She's Funny That Way' in New Comedy's Trailer

23 January 2015 1:14 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It's been about 14 years since director Peter Bogdanovich was at the helm of narrative feature film, and now he's back with She's Funny That Way. The first trailer has just debuted, and it's certainly not going to be for everybody, but it has a classic charm that we normally don't see in films nowadays. It feels old fashioned, for better or worse, but it doesn't exactly look bad. The film follows a prostitute and aspiring actress (Imogen Poots) who has a one night stand with a married Broadway director (Owen Wilson), hoping to further her career. But the real story begins when the hooker auditions for a play starring his wife. Here's the first trailer for Peter Bogdanovich's She's Funny That Way, originally from Yahoo: She's Funny That Way (formerly Squirrel to the Nuts) is directed by Peter Bogdanovich (What's Up Doc?, The Last Picture Show) from a script »

- Ethan Anderton

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She’s Funny That Way Trailer: Peter Bogdanovich is Unfunny This Way

23 January 2015 10:12 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The director of such classics as The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon is finally making a return after 14 years of absence from features, but after watching the trailer for She’s Funny That Way, I wonder if it’s anything to celebrate. Peter Bogdanovich has been keeping plenty busy over the past decade and a half, doing a little more acting, some hosting duties on TCM, maintaining a blog at Indiewire and helming some TV movies, namely biopics about Natalie Wood and Pete Rose, and a documentary on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. But his last true picture show, as far as a theatrical narrative release, was the 2001 historically inspired jazz-age farce The Cat’s Meow.  For his comeback, Bogdanovich has written another wild comedy, this time with ex-wife Louise Stratten, and he’s corralled a very impressive cast, as someone of his background can easily do. Imogen Poots stars as a high-class prostitute-turned-Broadway star who »

- Christopher Campbell

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Owen Wilson Falls Head Over Heels For Imogen Poots In Trailer For She’s Funny That Way

23 January 2015 8:04 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The illustrious Peter BogdanovichPaper Moon, What’s Up, Doc? and The Last Picture Show — is returning to the genre of the screwball comedy with this year’s She’s Funny That Way, which also happens to be the director’s first feature film in over a decade.

Originally titled Squirrels to the Nuts (a much more attention-grabbing title, if we do say so ourselves), the romantic roundelay follows Owen Wilson’s Arnold, a married Broadway director who falls head over heels for Imogen Poots’ quirky Izzy, a prostitute-turned-actress, who soon develops feelings for her after giving her an opportunity to reach a new level in her aspiring career.

Joining the pairing for She’s Funny That Way are Horrible Bosses‘ star Jennifer Aniston, who is on board as Izzy’s no-nonsense therapist Jane, not to mention Will Forte and Kathryn Hahn as Jane’s Husband and Arnold’s wife, »

- Michael Briers

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