A man goes to an armory to buy ammunition. He plans to assassinate several pedestrians and drivers from a rooftop. At night, he locates himself behind the screen of a drive-in cinema and starts to point at the people watching the show.
I had worked previously on The Wild Angels with Roger Corman... It was quite a bit of work I did on that picture, but it was Roger’s picture. However, Targets was my first picture. It was complicated, how it all came about. Roger was owed two days work by Boris Karloff, and he asked me if I would take on the assignment of shooting 20 minutes with Karloff in two days, taking 20 minutes of Karloff footage from a previous film, The Terror, and then shooting with other actors for 10 days to shoot another 40 minutes, so I’d have a new 80-minute Karloff film. That was how it started out, which was not very promising. But we came up with some good ideas, and eventually wrote a script Roger liked a lot, and ended up getting Karloff for three more days. It created a career for me, even though it didn’t make a lot of money –a lot of people saw it, and it got good reviews, generally speaking, and it made it possible for me to make The Last Picture Show. PB
D, G, P: Peter Bogdanovich F: Laszlo Kovacs DA: Polly Platt S: Verna Fields CP: Saticoy Productions I: Tim O’Kelly, Boris Karloff, Arthur Peterson, Monty Landis, Nancy Hsueh
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Was born in New York, USA, in 1939. Film critic, actor, producer, writer, filmmaker and writer. He studied theater in New York with Stella Adler and worked as a theater director. He did an extensive work as a historian interviewing directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Wells and John Ford, among others. He began his film career as an assistant...