"Peter Bogdanovich" 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, Michael Cimino and Francis Ford Coppola. His most critically acclaimed film is The Last Picture Show (1971).

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The whisper told most often.

There's good directors and bad directors. Some of the critics are really conscientious and really try to do what they can popularize the work or to explain the work and so on. And then there's the critics who just wants to make a reputation by attacking. Those are the ones I'm not keen on.

But at a certain point, and I don't really know... people have asked me this. I don't know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed.

You see so many movies... the younger people who are coming from MTV or who are coming from commercials and there's no sense of film grammar. There's no real sense of how to tell a story visually. It's just cut, cut, cut, cut, cut, you know, which is pretty easy.

The actors are in control, getting outrageous amounts of money. The reason they're getting this kind of money is because the studios don't know what else to do. They don't have a clue about what to do except to pay an actor a lot of money.

You get luck in pictures, and most of the time it's bad luck.

The Telluride Film Festival is different from all other festivals for its un-hyped enthusiasm and casualness, ... The Industry likes that about the event. It's not one big photo op. It has always been more about movies as fun and a cultural medium, than the marketplace.

Because they're not in love and they're not happy. ...Just remember, Peter, people do not like beautiful people.

Welles was an astute and worldly man about everything but his art. He couldn't afford to be otherwise.