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jazzo
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Re: Peter Bogdanovich

#176 Post by jazzo » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:26 pm

Thanks for the very considered responses, guys. If I hadn't rewatched it a couple of days ago, I would definitely sit down with it again, and try to view through your more positive lenses. I love having my mind changed about films. Still fresh, though, so perhaps in a year or two.

I love NOISES OFF.

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich

#177 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:40 pm

beamish14 wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:15 pm
I'm of the opinion that Noises Off! and The Thing Called Love is one of the strongest double-punches from a major
director in the last 30 years.
Well, and I’d say they are Bogdanovich’s two worst films! So, I think jazzo ends up somewhere between our extremes...

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich

#178 Post by jazzo » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:44 pm

Story of my fucking life...

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich

#179 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:49 pm

And I can’t stand Noises Off! for the most part- so all extreme opinions accounted for

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich

#180 Post by beamish14 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:56 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:49 pm
And I can’t stand Noises Off! for the most part- so all extreme opinions accounted for
Ha! Well, for me, it's always been a "comfort food" film. I can just turn it on at any point and derive extreme pleasure from it.
David Mamet's State and Main also falls into this category, which might be odd for some, considering that it deals heavily with
statutory rape in the entertainment industry.

I like the first 40ish minutes of Illegally Yours, too, but that one peters out quickly afterwards.

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich

#181 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:03 pm

State and Main is excellent, no objections there

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich

#182 Post by jazzo » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:08 pm

Jesus, are we all in agreement about State and Main? Domino?

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich

#183 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:12 pm

Mamet brings people together

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich

#184 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:40 pm

State and Main is wonderful. “It’s not a lie. It’s a gift for fiction” is a Top 5 Mamet quote

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich

#185 Post by jazzo » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:29 pm

Not to derail this thread even further, but this one made me laugh out loud , oh, so many years ago:

"I don't know what her problem is. She takes off her shirt to do a voice-over. What's her problem? The country could draw her tits from memory."

It's actually a very sweet film, too.

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Re: Peter Bogdanovich

#186 Post by bearcuborg » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:21 pm

Bringing it back to Peter, here’s the first few episodes (with transcripts too) of TCM’s new podcast with Peter.

I’ve been enjoying Peter on TCM lately. I finally caught up with his Buster Keaton doc. It’s not very good when it tells his life story but when Peter narrates his favorite clips it’s more interesting.

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