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  • Does Hollywood Bear Any Blame For Violence?

    07/26/2012 8:21:25 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 56 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 26, 2012 | JP
    Peter Bogdanovich, the legendary director, has broken ranks with his Hollywood brethren. He may never eat lunch in that godless town again. In a disarmingly-honest first-person jeremiad appearing in the August 3 issue of the Hollywood Reporter, the auteur known for such films as “The Last Picture Show,” “Paper Moon” and “Mask” indicts the motion picture industry for playing a role in last week’s massacre in Colorado. “People go to a movie to have a good time,” said Bogdanovich, “and they get killed.” “At first,” he noted, some of those watching the massacre unfold inside the theater, “thought it was...
  • Legendary Director Peter Bogdanovich: What If Movies Are Part of the Problem?

    07/25/2012 6:41:11 PM PDT · by P.O.E. · 51 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 07-24-12 | Gregg Kilday
    Peter Bogdanovich is no stranger to violence -- either onscreen or off. In an eerie foreshadowing of the Colorado tragedy, his very first film, 1968's Targets, starring Boris Karloff, ends with a sniper, an angry Vietnam War vet, picking off teenagers at a drive-in movie theater. But while that movie reflected the rising discord of the late '60s, it wasn't until 1980 that Bogdanovich experienced, first-hand, the full impact of violence when his companion, Dorothy Stratten, the Playboy model and actress, was brutally murdered by her estranged husband. People go to a movie to have a good time, and they...