ICC #40 – Who the Hell is Peter Bogdanovich?
Justin and Will talk about the Peter Bogdanovich, director of TARGETS (1968) and the awful awful awful musical AT LONG LAST LOVE (1975). They discuss the man’s entire body of work, his history defining cinephelia and that stupid ascot he wears all the time.
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