They All Laughed

Posted in: Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on October 9th, 2006

(out of 5)


  1. Jim
    10/11/2006 @ 6:18 pm

    Nice little review…is it the original theatrical cut or the eccentric director’s cut that Bogdanovich did some 15 years later? Does the film begin directly with Ben Gazarra on the cab on the bridge, or does it begin with a short scene with him, Ritter and Novak on an elevator? This scene actually belongs in the middle of the film, as the characters’ discuss developments from the first half, but for a reason I don’t quite understand, Bogdanovich shifted it to the beginning in a later cut…just wondering which version made it on to dvd (I suspect the “director’s cut,” which for once is very definitely inferior to the theatrical cut, which Bogd. self released and was his cut, anyway!)

  2. Anonymous
    10/18/2006 @ 10:28 am

    Thanks, Jim. This DVD version starts with the cab on the bridge, while the elevator scene is in the middle, so this must be the original theatrical version.

  3. Jim
    01/27/2007 @ 6:40 pm

    Ahh, only caught up to your comment today (!) Anyway, it turns out it is the best of all worlds, the original theatrical sequencing with the one small additional moment added to the “director’s cut” still in there (involving Blaine Novak seeing Ritter in the shoe store with Stratten) — so it appears that someone other than me felt the new version is screwy, as apparently Bogd. rethought the cut and returned it to the original sequencing.

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