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Final Image Present director Peter Bogdanovich dies aged 82

Final Image Present director Peter Bogdanovich dies aged 82

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Peter Bogdanovich, the acclaimed New Hollywood director of The Final Image Present, has died on the age of 82, his agent mentioned on Thursday (Jan 6).

Beginning out as an influential movie critic, Bogdanovich started directing with 1968’s Targets, earlier than co-writing his ode to Nineteen Fifties America The Final Image Present.

The approaching-of-age movie set in a small Texas city that has fallen on arduous instances earned eight Oscar nominations, successful two, and drew comparisons to Citizen Kane.

“I’m devastated. He was an exquisite and nice artist. I am going to by no means forgot attending a premiere for The Final Image Present,” his up to date, director Francis Ford Coppola, mentioned in an announcement to AFP.

“I bear in mind at its finish, the viewers leaped up throughout me bursting into applause lasting simply quarter-hour… Could he sleep in bliss for eternity, having fun with the fun of our applause ceaselessly.”

After additional successes within the early Nineteen Seventies such because the Barbra Streisand screwball comedy What’s Up, Doc? and Paper Moon – which gained actress Tatum O’Neal the youngest-ever aggressive Oscar at simply 10 – Bogdanovich’s personal profession went into sharp decline.

He launched a sequence of flops, together with Daisy Miller and At Lengthy Final Love.

Bogdanovich had an affair with Playboy mannequin Dorothy Stratten, who was murdered by her husband previous to the discharge of Bogdanovich’s They All Laughed – her first starring position, alongside Audrey Hepburn.

He married her youthful half-sister, however fell out of business and moved again from Los Angeles to New York, the place he returned to writing movie criticism.

In his later years, Bogdanovich grew to become identified to youthful film and TV buffs as he took on appearing roles, together with the psychiatrist to Tony Soprano’s personal shrink in The Sopranos, and a DJ in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Invoice.

Bogdanovich was born in Kingston, New York in 1939.

No explanation for loss of life was given.

“He was an expensive good friend and a champion of Cinema. He birthed masterpieces as a director and was a most genial human,” tweeted director Guillermo del Toro.

“He single-handedly interviewed and enshrined the lives and work of extra traditional filmmakers than virtually anybody else in his technology.”

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