Peter Bogdanovich, American director of “The last sitting”, died at age of 82

entered the world of cinema as criticism, he made his debut as a director with “the target”, before devoting himself to the writing of his ode to America of the 1950s. The causes of his death n ‘have not been specified.

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It was the figure of the new Hollywood movement. The American filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, director of the last session, died at the age of 82, announced his agent, Thursday, January 6th. He was born in 1939 in Kingston, in New York State. The causes of his death have not been specified.

In the world of cinema as criticism, Peter Bogdanovich made his debut as a director with the target, before devoting himself to the writing of his ODE to America of the 1950s, the last session (1971). This film that takes place in a small city of Texas living difficult times has been named eight times to the Oscars, winning two statuettes. Some observers compared it to Citizen Kane, Orson Welles’s masterpiece.

A end of career as an actor

“I am devastated. It was a great and wonderful artist. I will never forget the first of the last session,” reacted the famous director Francis Ford Coppola. “I remember the end of the projection, the public got up (…) to applaud for at least fifteen minutes … that he rests in joy for eternity, savoring the exhilarating moment of our applause forever , “added the filmmaker in a statement.

“It was a dear friend and a cinema champion,” Tweeted the director Mexican Guillermo del Toro, greeting someone who “made masterpieces” and was moreover “very endorsement” .

Peter Bogdanovich passed away. He Was has Dear Friend and a Champion of Cinema. HE BIRTHED Masterpieces AS A Direct …

– Realgdt (@guillermo del Toro)

After further successes in the early 1970s, as one sought the bag, doctor?, with Barbra Streisand, and the dadbean beard, Peter Bogdanovich’s career started a decline, with a series of flops. .

The director had also tied with the Top-model Dorothy Stratten, killed by her husband shortly before the exit of and everyone was laughing, where she appeared on the screen alongside Audrey Hepburn. After married with Dorothy Stratten’s half-sister then rushed, Peter Bogdanovich had left Los Angeles for New York, where he had become critical cinema.

Towards the end of his career, he had played cinema and television, including the psychotherapist of Tony Soprano’s psychiatrist in the Soprano series, or a DJ in Kill Bill, Quentin Tarantino.

/Media reports.