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Peter Bogdanovich Dies: ‘The Last Picture Show’, ‘Paper Moon’ & ‘What’s Up, Doc?’ Director Was 82

From the article by Erik Pederson:

Peter Bogdanovich, the actor, film historian and critic-turned-director of such classics as The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, What’s Up, Doc? and Mask, died today of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. He was 82. Family members, who were by his side, said paramedics were unable to revive him.

His daughter, writer-director Antonia Bogdanovich, said of her father: “He never stopped working, and film was his life and he loved his family. He taught me a lot.”

This one sucks, but I’m glad to know that he went naturally. We should all be so lucky. I haven’t seen nearly enough of his work, but what I have seen, especially The Last Picture Show, was remarkable.

He was the real deal and had such a wide variety of talents and interests.

UPDATE: I’ve also posted a Title Card entry about The Last Picture Show. It’s a simple and stark title that gets straight to the point and is also reminiscent of when the film was released.