Janeiro 07, 2022
Peter Bogdanovich morreu aos 82 anos. É dele The Last Picture Show (A Última Sessão, em Portugal), filme magnético — com Cybill Shepherd — e que escolhi entre os dez que mais impacto tiveram em mim, naqueles exercícios sem explicações e de mera vaidade no Facebook. Ou como recordou Francis Ford Coppola: “I’ll never forgot attending a premiere for The Last Picture Show. I remember at its end, the audience leaped up all around me bursting into applause lasting easily 15 minutes. I’ll never forget although I felt I had never myself experienced a reaction like that, that Peter and his film deserved it. May he sleep in bliss for eternity, enjoying the thrill of our applause forever.”
De Texasville para a história, with the touch of restless young genius, he seemed to reinvent pulp crime, the western, the road movie and the screwball comedy – in short order.
Na foto: Cybill Shepherd and Peter Bogdanovich photographed outside the Plaza Hotel in New York City, circa 1974 Photograph: Images Press/Getty Images, publicada no The Guardian.