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Peter Bogdanovich's 1975 musical, At Long Last Love, was a flop at the box office. Little did he know that a different-- and better-- edit of the film existed on TV and Netflix. Now that version is out on blu-ray. The filmmaker also talks about the highs and lows of his film career including epic fights with movie studios, scandals, and life lessons.

Banner image: Peter Bogdanovich at KCRW. Photo: Brandon Knightingale

Banter The Hollywood News Banter 6 MIN

Kyle Buchanan, senior editor for New York Magazine's Vulture.com, joins Kim Masters to banter about this week's top entertainment news stories.

- Will Smith, M. Knight Shyamalan, and Sony falter with After Earth
- Warner Bros. and Paramount strike an unusual deal involving a South Park movie and the Friday the 13th franchise so that both studios can be a part of the upcoming Christopher Nolan film Interstellar
- Google claims they can predict a movie's box office performance with 94% accuracy. Will the studios get in on this?

Guests:
Kyle Buchanan, New York Magazine (@kylebuchanan)

Main Topic Peter Bogdanovich 19 MIN

Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich has had a career marked by Oscar highs, traumatic lows, studio lawsuits, and scandalous love affairs. In this interview he openly discusses much of this plus gives his lessons learned from a long career in the film business. The reason for talking with him now is serendipitous. His 1975 musical, At Long Last Love, which bombed in theaters is now out on Blu-ray, but it's not the version he edited. There is a previously unknown version made by James Blakely -- a now deceased editor at Fox -- which has been streaming on Netflix unbeknownst to Bogdanovich!

Plus, Bogdanovich says he doesn't feel he needs a "come-back" but he has a few more films he wants to make before going up to the "big screening room in the sky." One of those film is Squirrels to the Nuts, which Wes Anderson and Noah Buambach are producing.

 

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Peter Bogdanovich, Burt Reynolds and Cybill Shepherd on set of "At Long Last Love"

 

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Peter Bogdanovich and Cybill Shepherd on set of "At Long Last Love"

 

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Peter Bogdanovich, Cybill Shepherd and crew on set of "At Long Last Love"

 

Photos courtesy of Fox

Guests:
Peter Bogdanovich, filmmaker (@blogdanovich)

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