UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Peter Bogdanovich gets lifetime achievement award

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Actor-director Peter Bogdanovich accepted a lifetime achievement award at a New York film festival and Andy Garcia explained the sexiest part of being an actor.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
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Richard Lewis joins cast of Peter Bogdanovich's next film

Richard Lewis joins cast of Peter Bogdanovich's next film

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Richard Lewis said he has joined the cast of "Squirrels to the Nuts," a film being directed by Peter Bogdanovich in New York.

Aniston signs on to Bogdanovich comedy

BERLIN, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jennifer Aniston joins Owen Wilson, Cybil Shepherd and Eugene Levy in Peter Bogdanovich's film "She's Funny That Way," The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 30, 2012.
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Actor Kenneth Mars dead at 75

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Film and television actor Kenneth Mars has died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Granada Hills, Calif., his family said. He was 75.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, July 30, 2007.

Bogdanovich sued for breach of agreement

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Peter Bogdanovich was sued by a man alleging the director extorted money from him when he asked about helping his son enter the business. The lawsuit, filed U.S. District Court in New York on behalf of Iaroslav Jivov, accuses the 67-y

Bogdanovich has one-man show at AFI fest

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Director Peter Bogdanovich will show "Sacred Monsters," an autobiographical film about his Hollywood years, at the American Film Institute Fest in Los Angeles.

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Today is Sunday, July 30, the 211th day of 2006 with 154 to follow.
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Tom Petty takes new album out for a spin

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- Tom Petty says the title of his third solo album, "Highway Companion," reflects the music found within.

Bogdanovich takes on science biopic

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Director Peter Bogdanovich will steer "The Broken Code," a film about the research scientist whose X-rays helped discover the structure of DNA.

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Today is Saturday, July 30, the 211th day of 2005 with 154 to follow.
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Peter Bogdanovich
Oscar winning film maker Peter Bogdanovich said on July 8, 1982 in Dallas, TX, that he is planning on making 4 films in Texas and will open a permanent office in Dallas, probably at the newly opened Dallas Communications Complex. Bogdanovich says he is “fed up” with the “jaded” Los Angeles area movie business. (UPI Photo./Bob East III/Files)

Peter Bogdanovich (Serbian: Петар Богдановић, Petar Bogdanović, born July 30, 1939) is an American film historian, director, writer, actor, producer, and critic. He was part of the wave of "New Hollywood" directors, which included William Friedkin, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Michael Cimino, and Francis Ford Coppola. His most critically acclaimed film is The Last Picture Show (1971).

The son of immigrants fleeing the Nazis - his father, Borislav Bogdanovich, is a Serbian painter and pianist and his mother, Herma Bogdanovich, descended from an Austrian Jewish family - Bogdanovich was conceived in Europe but born in America. He was an actor in the 1950s, studying his craft with acting teacher Stella Adler (he was only 16 but lied about his age and said he was 18 to qualify), and appeared on television and in summer stock. In the early 1960s, Bogdanovich was known as a film programmer at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. An obsessive cinema-goer, seeing up to 400 movies a year in his youth, Bogdanovich showcased the work of American directors such as Orson Welles and John Ford, whom he later wrote a book about based on the notes he had produced for the MoMA retrospective of the director, and Howard Hawks. Bogdanovich also brought attention to such forgotten pioneers of American cinema as Allan Dwan.

Bogdanovich was influenced by the French critics of the 1950s who wrote for Cahiers du Cinéma, especially critic-turned-director François Truffaut. Before becoming a director himself, he built his reputation as a film writer with articles in Esquire. These articles were collected in Pieces of Time (1973). In 1968, following the example of Cahiers du Cinéma critics Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, and Éric Rohmer who had created the Nouvelle Vague ("New Wave") by making their own films, Bogdanovich decided to become a director. With his wife Polly Platt, he headed for Los Angeles, skipping out on the rent in the process. Intent on breaking into the industry, Bogdanovich would ask publicists for movie premiere and industry party invitations. At one screening, Bogdanovich was viewing a film and director Roger Corman was sitting behind him. The two struck up a conversation when Corman mentioned he liked a cinema piece Bogdanovich wrote for Esquire. Corman offered him a directing job which Bogdanovich accepted immediately. He worked with Corman on Targets, which starred Boris Karloff, and Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women, under the pseudonym Derek Thomas. Bogdanovich later said of the Corman school of filmmaking, "I went from getting the laundry to directing the picture in three weeks. Altogether, I worked 22 weeks – preproduction, shooting, second unit, cutting, dubbing – I haven't learned as much since."

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