An Exasperating, Brilliant Filmmaker Who Changed His Art Form
Peter Bogdanovich, who passed away Thursday at 82, enters the books as a cautionary lesson.
NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A real trainee of movie theater, Peter Bogdanovich set the table for the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino by pioneering an interesting brand-new method to movie theater: making motion pictures about other films.
Like those others, Bogdanovich resided in the motion pictures, therefore he refracted and assessed his Golden Age of Hollywood favorites with Seventies strength, and sometimes enhanced on them. The elaborately outlined and funny Ryan O’Neal– Barbra Streisand screwball funny What’s Up Doc(1972) is funnier than the 1930 s farces that motivated it, significantly 1938’s Bringing Up Baby, and there’s a slapstick series starring Burt Reynolds in Bogdanovich’s greatly underrated …