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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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Quotes from

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

Kip Larkin, Dejay: OK, groovy, groovy. Now, um, somebody announces me on the PA, uh, laddies and janes, papas and mamas, here's your boss dis daddy, the winner spinner with the sounds around, Kip the Hip Larkin, le-e-t's hearken Larkin...
Sammy Michaels: All right then, after you finish plugging your show you introduce Mr. Orlok and we can get on with it.
Kip Larkin, Dejay: No plugs, not Kip the Hip, I am just gonna tell 'em what a big thrill this is for me, and that's no put-on. When I was a kid, Mr. O., I musta dug your flicks four zillion times. You blew my mind.
Byron Orlok: Obviously.

Byron Orlok: You know what they call my films today? Camp! High camp!

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Facts about

The story Orlock tells of the servant fleeing death is W. Somerset Maugham's short story "The Appointment in Samarra."
Aside from background music played on a car radio, there is no musical soundtrack for the movie.
By the time this film was made, 80-year-old Boris Karloff was in very poor health with emphysema along with rheumatoid arthritis, and had only one-half of one lung left and spent the time between takes in a wheelchair with an oxygen mask on. He also had braces on both legs, and had difficulty standing or walking without his cane; the weakness of his legs is visible in some scenes.
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