Three by Peter Bogdanovich

Three by Peter Bogdanovich

4 Episodes

One of the most preternaturally talented of the movie-brat auteurs to emerge from the New Hollywood of the 1960s, cinephile-turned-director Peter Bogdanovich began his career on a remarkable high note with a string of critical successes. Produced by Roger Corman, his startling first feature, TARGETS, starring Boris Karloff in his last dramatic role, transcends its B-movie origins and now plays as an eerily prescient look at the rise of gun violence in America. With his next film, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, an elegiac homage to John Ford and Howard Hawks, Bogdanovich was hailed as a wunderkind, and he made good on that promise in the similarly bittersweet Depression-era comedy PAPER MOON. These early triumphs are testaments to the out-of-the-gate brilliance of a filmmaker who exemplified the auteur-driven creative freedom of the New American Cinema.

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Three by Peter Bogdanovich
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    Episode 1

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    Episode 2

    Directed by Peter Bogdanovich • 1968 • United States
    Starring Boris Karloff, Tim O'Kelly, Peter Bogdanovich

    Produced by Roger Corman, Peter Bogdanovich’s startling debut feature is both a brilliantly constructed thriller and a disturbingly prescient look at the rise of mass shootings in America....

  • The Last Picture Show

    Episode 3

    Directed by Peter Bogdanovich • 1971 • United States
    Starring Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybil Shepherd

    THE LAST PICTURE SHOW is one of the key films of the American cinema renaissance of the seventies. Set during the early fifties, in the loneliest Texas nowheresville to ever dust up a movi...

  • Paper Moon

    Episode 4

    Directed by Peter Bogdanovich • 1973 • United States
    Starring Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn

    Peter Bogdanovich revisits the lyrical strain of bittersweet nostalgia he tapped into in THE LAST PICTURE SHOW in this 1930s-set comedy about the unlikely partnership that develops between a sm...