The murder of actress Dorothy Stratten while he was editing They All Laughed was a devastating experience in Bogdanovich’s life. This documentary rebuilds that story of love and belief in the healing power of cinema.
For me, the story of Peter Bogdanovich’s devotion to his film They All Laughed and to the late Dorothy Stratten is one of the most beautiful stories in all of cinema. Bogdanovich loves women and movies, and combined both perfectly in They All Laughed, only to have the woman he loved most stolen by a madman –and the film he loved most, lost to him– before a return to form and redemption for both his great film and his staggering talent. I wanted to make a film about the way we remember things –and the transient nature of the past and how we remember it, using slides, postcards, pieces of film and photos as well an homage to the love of film itself. In a way, Peter is tied to his movie. So my mission was to make a film to remind an audience that even when things are thought to be forgotten, when there’s art and true love, things can’t be truly lost. BT
D, F, S: Bill Teck E: Bill Berg-Hillinger M: Jorge Gomez, Luis Beyra, Fernando Zulueta P: Victor Barroso, Brett Ratner PE: Fernando Zulueta, Ignacio Zulueta, James Packer, Marie-Therese Guirgis, Adam Bardach CP: Via Verita, RatPac I: Jeff Bridges, Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, Ben Gazzara
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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...