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Targets (1968) was a Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and produced by Peter Bogdanovich, Roger Corman and Daniel Selznick.

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Targets (1968): Orlok Makes You Scream

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 26, 2021 From 4 Star Films

The story goes Peter Bogdanovich met Roger Corman sitting in a screening of Bay of Angels (1963). What came out of that was an apprenticeship of sorts on Wild Angels (1966) in the Corman Film School where Bogdanovich did everything you could possibly imagine from script doctoring to location scoutin... Read full article


Targets (1968)

By Beatrice on Jan 20, 2020 From Flickers in Time

Targets Directed by Peter Bogdonovich Written by Peter Bogdonovich; story by Bogdonovich and Polly Platt 1968/USA IMDb link One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die One of 1000 Best Horror Movies on They Shoot Zombies Don’t They? Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant Not too shabby for a feature... Read full article


Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941, John English and William Witney), Chapter 7: Human Targets

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 17, 2017 From The Stop Button

Starting Human Targets, I couldn?t remember what cliffhanger needed to be resolved. It?s not a good one. More of the ?Tom Tyler is bad at being a superhero? same. Once it gets resolved, with William ?Billy? Benedict shooting the breeze with Tyler and asking zero questions about why Tyler?s trying to... Read full article


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Byron Orlok: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I'd like to leave you with a little story to think about as you drive home... through the darkness... Once upon a time, many, many years ago, a rich merchant in Baghdad sent his servant to the marketplace to buy provisions... and after a while the servant came back, white-faced and trembling, and said, 'Master, when I was in the marketplace, I was jostled by a woman in the crowd, and I turned to look, and I saw that it was Death that jostled me. And she looked at me and made a threatening gesture. Oh, master, please, lend me your horse, that I may ride away from this city and escape my fate. I will ride to Samarra and Death will not find me there.' So the merchant loaned him the horse and the servant mounted it, and dug his spurs into its flank, and as fast as the horse could gallop he rode towards Samarra. Then the merchant went to the market-place and he saw Death standing in the crowd and he said to her, 'Why did you make a threatening gesture to my servant when you saw him this morning?' And Death said, 'I made no threatening gesture - that was only a start of surprise. I was astonished to see him here in Baghdad, for I have an appointment with him tonight... in Samarra.'


[Bobby Thompson cowers before Byron Orlok]
Byron Orlok: Is *that* what I was afraid of?


Jenny: You really are in a foul mood.
Byron Orlok: Not at all. I'm just tired of your baleful looks.


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According to Peter Bogdanovich's introduction to the film on the DVD, the scene in which Sammy wakes up with a hangover and is jolted when the first thing he sees is Byron Orlok originally called for him to laugh at himself, but he couldn't manage it. Boris Karloff suggested the bit that is actually used in the film - and ad-libbed Orlof's start when he unexpectedly confronts himself in a mirror, as well.
Peter Bogdanovich planned to have Boris Karloff actually appear in the film for about 20 minutes, and have the stock footage from The Terror add another 20 minutes of screen time for Karloff. In the final movie, Karloff is actually on screen (not counting the scenes from "The Terror") for about 30 minutes.
Frank Marshall's parents and then-girlfriend appear as film-goers at the drive-in scenes. The film's dolly grip also appears, as the father shot, to the horror of his son who is sitting next to him in one of the cars.
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