Peter Bogdanovich recommends

Peter Bogdanovich recommends

Peter Bogdanovich is an American director, writer, actor, producer, critic and film historian. While today’s audiences would most likely recognise Bogdanovich from his role as Dr Elliot Kupferberg on The Sopranos, this barely hints at his whirlwind career. A teenage actor in New York City, he worked as a film critic for such magazines as Film Culture, Movie and Esquire and began interviewing directors in the early ’60s, writing features on Howard Hawks, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, Fritz Lang, Allan Dwan and more. His books on Orson Welles and John Ford are standard texts. He moved to Hollywood in his 20s and is part of the wave of "New Hollywood" directors, along Spielberg, Coppola, Scorsese, Friedkin, etc. who revolutionized Hollywood in the 1970s. He is the Academy Award nominated director of over 20 feature films, including Paper Moon, Mask, What’s Up, Doc? and Daisy Miller. His most critically acclaimed and well-known film, The Last Picture Show, is widely considered one of the greatest American movies ever made. Recently, he directed The Great Buster: A Celebration, focusing on the life and career of one of Hollywood's most prolific and influential filmmakers, Buster Keaton, mixing interviews with artists influenced by Keaton and stunning restorations of archival works. A living encyclopedia of Hollywood history, Peter Bogdanovich is above all an extraordinary raconteur.

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  • Peter Bogdonavich introduces The Auteurs and Masters Collection

    Director Peter Bogdanovich discusses A SCANDAL IN PARIS, LURED, JAMAICA INN, HANGMEN ALSO DIE, THE THIEF OF BAGDAD, and INTOLERANCE.

  • A Scandal in Paris

    "If you talk of art, I consider A SCANDAL IN PARIS my best picture." - Douglas Sirk

    Newly Restored! A Douglas Sirk classic. From the memoirs of François Eugène Vidocq, the elegant thief turned chief of police of all Paris, comes this rediscovered classic of melodrama and romance. George Sanders...

  • Hangmen Also Die

    "Reveals Mr. Lang as a master of concentrated suspense." - The New York Times

    Newly Restored! Beautifully shot by James Wong Howe and tightly scripted by Bertolt Brecht and director Fritz Lang in their only collaboration, this noir-like espionage thriller is set in occupied Czechoslovakia and re...

  • Intolerance

    Newly Restored! Director D.W. Griffith's epic INTOLERANCE is a silent masterpiece steeped in cinematic history and a spectacle to behold. The film presents four narratives, stretching from biblical to modern times, held together by themes of intolerance, man's inhumanity to man, hypocrisy, bigotr...

  • Jamaica Inn

    "An entertaining and surprisingly dark period drama." - Eye On Film

    Newly Restored! From the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier, a young woman discovers her uncle heads a gang of ship-wreckers and murderers under the secret patronage of the local squir...

  • Lured

    "An atmospheric, sensuous pleasure." - Entertainment Weekly

    Newly Restored! From director Douglas Sirk. A serial killer is on the loose in London, luring young women into his web through ads placed in the personal column. Scotland Yard's bait to ensnare the villain is a young American dance hall...

  • The Thief of Bagdad

    "Entrancing and beautiful" - The New York Times

    Newly Restored! One of the most imaginative of all silent movies, THE THIEF OF BAGDAD is a dazzling Arabian Nights adventure fantasy. Featuring silent film score maestro Carl Davis conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, performing a magnificent sco...