nice film. not entirely sure what it’s all supposed to mean – is it an allegory of some sort? is there some social commentary i was missing? but i liked it nonetheless. the violence seemed senseless and inexplicable, but perhaps that was the point. it was around this time that violence in cinema was going new places with films like bonnie and clyde so i think bogdanovich was riding that wave to a certain extent. he’s always been hyper aware of hollywood and has parlayed that into a good career as a critic which is what he’s more suited to if you ask me. i also think this is his best film that i’ve seen. very good film overall which grabs you out of the box. slows a bit in the middle with his love affair with some old 30s pic that is featured in the film, but solid overall.