Before he was the Academy Award-nominated director of The Last Picture Show, Peter Bogdanovich (b. 1939) interviewed some of cinema's great masters: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, and others. Since becoming an acclaimed filmmaker himself, he has given countless interviews to the press about his own career.
This volume collects thirteen of his best, most comprehensive, and most insightful interviews, many long out of print and several never before published in their entirety. They cover more than forty years of directing, with Bogdanovich talking candidly about such great triumphs as The Last Picture Show and What's Up, Doc?, and such overlooked gems as Daisy Miller and They All Laughed.
Assembled by acclaimed critic Peter Tonguette, also author of a new critical biography of Bogdanovich, these interviews demonstrate that Bogdanovich is not only one of America's finest filmmakers, but also one of its most eloquent when discussing film and his own remarkable movies.
About the Author
Peter Tonguette, New Albany, Ohio, is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Weekly Standard, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, and many other publications. Also the author of Orson Welles Remembered and The Films of James Bridges, he is author of a forthcoming critical biography of Peter Bogdanovich.
Table of Contents
Peter Bogdanovich Eric Sherman Martin Rubin / 1968 3
Without a Dinosaur Gordon Gow / 1972 17
An Interview with Peter Bogdanovich Martin Rubin /1974 27
Dialogue on Film: Peter Bogdanovich American Film Institute /1978 41
Peter Bogdanovich Interview Stephen Myers Larry Estes /1979 63
Peter Bogdanovich: "What Is the Point of Making Pictures?" Michael Ventura /1982 84
Dialogue on Film: Peter Bogdanovich American Film Institute / 1986 92
Peter Bogdanovich Interview Thomas J. Harris/1988 98
Between Action and Cut: Peter Bogdanovich John Gallagher / 1997 107
Interview with Peter Bogdanovich Gerald Peary / 2002 132
Peter Bogdanovich's Year of the Cat Alex Simon / 2002 142
Peter Bogdanovich Stephen Lemons / 2002 160
Peter Bogdanovich Peter Tonguette / 2005 164
Additional Resources 173