The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens

CATEGORY: TV & Film
Welcome to The Plot Thickens, a documentary podcast from Turner Classic Movies. Each season we'll bring you a story about the movies and the people who make them.
  1. March 26, 2020
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    Introducing The Plot Thickens
    Peter Bogdanovich was a young cinephile who quickly rose to become one of Hollywood's top directors. But he soon found himself a victim of jealousy, hubris, public scorn – and a devastating crime.  Now, he look…
  2. April 14, 2020
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    Bonus Trailer: I'm Still Peter Bogdanovich
    Learn more about the first season of The Plot Thickens, the new podcast from Turner Classic Movies.  The first two episodes premiere on April 28.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  3. April 28, 2020
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    Bugs
    A young film buff named Peter Bogdanovich grows up in New York, learning to obsess over the movies the way his father obsesses over art.  With his sights set on acting, Peter lies his way into the most prestigi…
  4. April 28, 2020
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    Target: Hollywood
    Peter meets Polly Platt, his closest creative collaborator – and soon, his young wife.  The newlyweds drive across the country to break into the movie business, starting with a low-budget directing gig for Roge…
  5. May 05, 2020
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    Cybill
    Peter challenges himself to film an “unfilmmable” book and creates one of the seminal movies of the 1970s: The Last Picture Show.  His actors win Academy Awards and the accolades pour in, including comparisons…
  6. May 12, 2020
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    Babe Ruth Just Bunted
    Following The Last Picture Show, Peter directs two more major hits, What’s Up, Doc? and Paper Moon.  But then his wife leaves him, and his next three movies are high-profile flops.  As his relationship with Cyb…
  7. May 19, 2020
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    Bogdanovich, The Misunderstood
    Feeling betrayed, Orson Welles humiliates Peter on national television.  So Peter heads overseas to shoot a daring new movie, filming in secret to evade government censors.  While his career starts to recover,…
  8. May 26, 2020
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    Dorothy
    Alone for the first time, Peter finds love in an unexpected place: the Playboy Mansion.  His passionate romance with Playmate Dorothy Stratten ignites his creativity, culminating in his best movie in years.  Bu…
  9. June 02, 2020
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    I’m Still Peter Bogdanovich
    Grief-stricken for years, Peter finally goes back behind the camera and ends up shooting one of his most popular films.  But he sues the studio before the movie is released, further endangering his career.  Whi…
  10. June 16, 2020
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    Howard Hawks
    For our first bonus episode, Peter Bogdanovich interviews director Howard Hawks in the Palm Springs desert in April 1972.  Hawks tells Peter how he got started in showbiz and provides insight into many of his b…
  11. June 30, 2020
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    Alfred Hitchcock
    Peter Bogdanovich sits down with one of his filmmaking heroes, Alfred Hitchcock, for a wide-ranging conversation about Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window and more.  Plus, Hitchcock shares stories…
  12. July 14, 2020
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    Henry Fonda, John Wayne and James Stewart
    Highlights from Peter Bogdanovich’s interviews with three of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, who talk about the unique challenges of working with director and legendary curmudgeon John Ford.See omnystudio.com/…
  13. November 02, 2020
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