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The Plot Thickens I’m Still Peter Bogdanovich


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I’m sure you all have herd about this all new upcoming first ever Podcast from TCM.  Hosted by Ben Mainkawitz and featuring Peter Bogdanovich.

called The Plot Thickens I’m Still Peter Bogdanovich.  I couldn’t be more excited about this.  I’m so looking forward to it.

Does anyone know if you just have to sign up or whatever you have to do or could you also listen directly on the website?

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For mobile devices, your podcast player should also be able to find the episodes using the search function, and you can then listen to them directly via streaming or download them to listen to later, no sign up necessary (search for "The Plot Thickens").  You can also use the player to subscribe to the podcast series, after which future episodes will be downloaded to your player automatically once they are posted.

It appears we will have to wait until April 28 for the first episode to become available.

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Pardon me if I seem ungrateful, but I’m disappointed that TCM is making us wait more than 3 weeks before the first podcast episode will be available.  With the tie-in to the Saturday evening film series, I’m not sure I see the benefit for TCM in that much delay.

Also, I was sad to see the state of Mr. Bogdanovich’s health in the lead-ins with Ben (via videoconference) done for last night’s films.

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Saw the previews recently on TCM & wondered if I had heard correctly. Peter Bogdanovich is my favorite director/personality and I've had a crush on him my entire life - ANY chance to see him is a treat, especially talking about Hollywood & filmmaking (his films & others)

I tuned in last night and the server streaming TCM choked & sputtered throughout the intro. Haha I noticed Ben desperately needs a haircut (as do many of us!) but the audio/video were not synched so I gave up. So disappointing, but hoping I can see it later.

Whoa Cmovieviewer, no kidding....3 WEEK DELAY? Deplorable.

For any others that enjoy Bogdanovich's musings about classic Hollywood, I highly recommend his books: WHO THE HELL MADE IT? and WHO THE HELLS IN IT? They are insightful personal musings of his about classic film directors & actors. I especially love his chapter on not exactly meeting Brando.

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I'm a bit disappointed that it's a podcast.  Only because I'm not sure, technophobe that I am, that I'll be able to access it.  :wacko:  

But Peter's not my favorite director, in fact,I'm not sure I HAVE a favorite director.  But I haven't seen every movie he's directed, but of the ones I have, I like.  And I've heard him discuss movies on other shows and usually found him fascinating to listen too, seemingly knowing his stuff.  I do hope I find a way to see this thing...

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I'm sure the podcast will be fascinating. Bogdanovich gave us two of the greatest 70s films: What's Up Doc and Paper Moon, plus several very good  titles that never really did get the respect they deserved: Daisy Miller, Nickelodeon, They All Laughed, Noises Off, The Cat's Meow, and She's Funny That Way. I have one of his books involving 52 classic movie picks; its very well written.

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16 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

I'm sure the podcast will be fascinating. Bogdanovich gave us two of the greatest 70s films: What's Up Doc and Paper Moon, plus several very good  titles that never really did get the respect they deserved: Daisy Miller, Nickelodeon, They All Laughed, Noises Off, The Cat's Meow, and She's Funny That Way. I have one of his books involving 52 classic movie picks; its very well written.

Well said.     I'm looking forward to these podcasts.       I find directors from his generation (born in the 40s,,, Peter in 1939),  of interest since they are a link between the studio-era and the post studio-era.      Their influences were the studio-era directors whose films I enjoy the most.    E.g.  last night and his comments about Orson Welles after he read the script for The Last Picture Show and saw the film.    That "not the same script",,,,, "yes it is",,,,   "no its not",,,       I love that type of stuff.

The respect and knowledge he as towards those that blazed trails before him is impressive and as well as interesting.  

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17 hours ago, CinemaInternational said:

I'm sure the podcast will be fascinating. Bogdanovich gave us two of the greatest 70s films: What's Up Doc and Paper Moon, plus several very good  titles that never really did get the respect they deserved: Daisy Miller, Nickelodeon, They All Laughed, Noises Off, The Cat's Meow, and She's Funny That Way. I have one of his books involving 52 classic movie picks; its very well written.

Personally, as for "two of the greatest '70's  films" in the Bogdanovich canon,  I'd have picked THE LAST PICTURE SHOW long before "What's Up, Doc?"  But we each like what we like, so................

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4 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

Personally, as for "two of the greatest '70's  films" in the Bogdanovich canon,  I'd have picked THE LAST PICTURE SHOW long before "What's Up, Doc?"  But we each like what we like, so................

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Well, Last Picture Show was the most embarassing viewing of my life, so.......

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To explain, Lawrence, I saw it with my parents. It is by far the most sexually explicit film I saw with them, and they were taken aback in a big way.  I was burying my eyes in humiliation quite frequently during it. That said, the last 25 to 30 minutes of the film are choice, and Leachman, Burstyn, Johnson, and Brennan are all wonderful in it.

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38 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

To explain, Lawrence, I saw it with my parents. It is by far the most sexually explicit film I saw with them, and they were taken aback in a big way.  I was burying my eyes in humiliation quite frequently during it. That said, the last 25 to 30 minutes of the film are choice, and Leachman, Burstyn, Johnson, and Brennan are all wonderful in it.

My siblings and I had a similar experience.     We went to the drive-in to see M*A*S*H.      I was about 13,   with the youngest,  my sister at 10.    (other bros were 15 and 12).

I'm not sure if Dad knew what he was doing (but I suspect he did since he was a wildcard type individual and didn't get along with mother at all).    Well here comes the nudity,   the F bombs etc....       Mom has a fit!   Dad doesn't say much,  enjoying the show!       Last time we ever went to the movies together as an entire family.     

 

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Heh....

My ex Mother in law had a thing about that...  couldn't accept profanity in any movie.  At ANY level.  She labored under the mistaken belief that it was OUR generation( me, her daughter's and sons)  that "invented"----

the "F" word

Marijuana

pre-marital sex

street gangs

pornography

And vandalism and drunken driving.

:rolleyes:

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I am eagerly waiting for this podcast.  My other podcast (You Must Remember This) doesn't come back until the end of May.  

While I don't know if Bogdanovich has suffered any recent health issues, his glasses were definitely dirty.  Or maybe there was light or something reflecting off of one of the lenses? I don't know.  But regardless, I do really enjoy his films.  Paper Moon is one of my favorites. 

I am very interested to hear about his life and movie experiences. 

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Just now, speedracer5 said:

I am eagerly waiting for this podcast.  My other podcast (You Must Remember This) doesn't come back until the end of May.  

While I don't know if Bogdanovich has suffered any recent health issues, his glasses were definitely dirty.  Or maybe there was light or something reflecting off of one of the lenses? I don't know.  But regardless, I do really enjoy his films.  Paper Moon is one of my favorites. 

I am very interested to hear about his life and movie experiences. 

Bogdanovich was mentored by Orson Welles.     Maybe he knows the answer to if Flynn was in The Lady from Shanghai (ha ha).

I'm reading the book about John Huston - Art and Courage,  and he does mention how close Flynn and Welles (sharing much in common,  like boats, drink and drugs during the making of Flynn's last film The Roots of Heaven).    So yea,  I can see Welles having Flynn is a background shot in that film. 

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The Last Picture Show is the one movie I remember going to with just my dad.  And although we'd both by that point seen women's breasts in a couple of movies, yeah, it was a new experience for both of us when the guy got out of the pool. And then the girl, top and bottom visible.

Interesting that TCM blew up the image the other night when the guy got out so we didn't see below his waist, but not the girl.  We'll assume that's because it was still in prime time...  But so much for the uncut part of "uncut and commercial free" (and, yeah, that can be a double entendre).

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I too am a fan of Peter Bogdanovich. Prior to last week, I had only seen What's Up, Doc? and Paper Moon, as well as part of The Last Picture Show

Targets was a really interesting movie and a great debut feature. I loved seeing Karloff on screen, he was truly great. I also was fascinated by the backstory of how the picture came together and where the premise came from.

I absolutely loved The Last Picture Show. What a movie and what outstanding performances across the board. Such a moving, wonderful film. I am happy to have finally seen it and it was well worth the wait.

I am excited for the podcast as well, although I agree it doesn't make sense for us to have to wait so long before it launches. You'd think the first episode covering the early part of his career would have been launched after TCM aired his first two movies. Oh well, it will be fun when it arrives. 

Does anyone know if originally there were to be more than six of his movies programmed for April? Did TCM remove any when they programmed the Stay at Home Festival?

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2 hours ago, Athos said:

Does anyone know if originally there were to be more than six of his movies programmed for April? Did TCM remove any when they programmed the Stay at Home Festival?

Here are the before and after Peter Bogdanovich schedules:

- original schedule
Apr 18 - Nickleodeon (1976), Saint Jack (1979)
Apr 25 - Texasville (1990), The Great Buster (2018) (doc.)

- revised schedule
Apr 18 - (TCM Film Festival)
Apr 25 - Nickleodeon (1976), Saint Jack (1979)
Apr 26 - The Great Buster (2018) (doc.) (Silent Sunday Nights)

So Nickleodeon and Saint Jack were moved from the 18th to the 25th, replacing Texasville and The Great Buster documentary.  But The Great Buster documentary was added to Silent Sunday Nights on the 26th (replacing The Crowd), so the only loss is the film Texasville, which so far has not been rescheduled.

BTW, The Crowd (1928) has been rescheduled for Silent Sunday Nights on June 28, in case anyone is interested.

 

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49 minutes ago, cmovieviewer said:

Here are the before and after Peter Bogdanovich schedules:

- original schedule
Apr 18 - Nickleodeon (1976), Saint Jack (1979)
Apr 25 - Texasville (1990), The Great Buster (2018) (doc.)

- revised schedule
Apr 18 - (TCM Film Festival)
Apr 25 - Nickleodeon (1976), Saint Jack (1979)
Apr 26 - The Great Buster (2018) (doc.) (Silent Sunday Nights)

So Nickleodeon and Saint Jack were moved from the 18th to the 25th, replacing Texasville and The Great Buster documentary.  But The Great Buster documentary was added to Silent Sunday Nights on the 26th (replacing The Crowd), so the only loss is the film Texasville, which so far has not been rescheduled.

BTW, The Crowd (1928) has been rescheduled for Silent Sunday Nights on June 28, in case anyone is interested.

 

Thank you for responding. Too bad They All Laughed (1981) wasn't included. I'd like to see that one as it is also Audrey Hepburn's last starring role.

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1 hour ago, Athos said:

Thank you for responding. Too bad They All Laughed (1981) wasn't included. I'd like to see that one as it is also Audrey Hepburn's last starring role.

Audrey did get top billing in They All Laughed, but her role wasn't the largest. Ben Gazzara and John Ritter had the leading parts, and everyone else was like a member of an ensemble. Coleen Camp was a lot of fun as a New York based country singer.

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15 hours ago, cmovieviewer said:

replacing Texasville

Furious over that-one of the only Bogdanovich movies I've never seen-still haven't watched my DVR of THE GREAT BUSTER.

When Bogdanovich's movies are good, they're extraordinarily good. Some hit the mark better than others, but a Bogdanovich movie is always worth watching at least once.  His filmography is stunning, he has the ability to craft comedies, parodies, poignant dramas & documentaries well.No mention here of MASK '85, THE CAT'S MEOW '2001 or his overlong but worthwhile documentary about Tom Petty RUNNIN DOWN A DREAM 2007. 

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1 hour ago, TikiSoo said:

 

, he has the ability to craft comedies, parodies, poignant dramas & documentaries well.

Which is what I like about PAPER MOON.  You'll notice all three of those aspects in that one.    AND of course, one of my favorite lines...

When Mose says he has scruples, he then asks Addie if she knows what scruples are, and she shoots back, "I don't know, but if YOU got 'em it's a sure bet they belong to somebody else!"   :D

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