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‘Last Picture Show’ director Bogdanovich dies aged 82

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Peter Bogdanovich, the acclaimed New Hollywood director of “The Last Picture Show,” has died at the age of 82, his agent said Thursday. Starting out as an influential film critic, Bogdanovich began directing with 1968’s “Targets,” before co-writing his ode to 1950s America “The Last Picture Show.” The coming-of-age film set in a small Texas town that has fallen on hard times earned eight Oscar nominations, winning two, and drew comparisons to “Citizen Kane.” “I am devastated. He was a wonderful and great artist. I’ll never forgot attending a premiere for ‘The Last Picture S…

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