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Brody On Bogdanovich

“In one of the most audaciously conceived and meticulously crafted Hollywood films of the time, At Long Last Love, a musical set in the 1930s that tells its romantic story by means of nearly wall-to-wall performances of songs by Cole Porter, starring the quartet of Shepherd, Madeline Kahn, Duilio Del Prete, and Burt Reynolds, Bogdanovich realized a fusion of Hollywood classics and art-house styles that also endows cream-puff confection and raucous humor with an air of bitter melancholy. Before Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate, before Elaine May’s Ishtar, there was the scandal of At Long Last Love, which the critics of the time heaven’s-gated, leaving Bogdanovich ishtarred and feathered.”
Brody On Bogdanovich

“Boyishly handsome, with neatly combed hair, horn-rimmed glasses and a signature bandanna that he wore knotted around his neck, Mr. Bogdanovich was alternately celebrated and despised, acquiring a reputation at the onset of his career for making friends with vaunted old directors just as quickly as he made enemies with younger colleagues.”

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