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Paper Moon

“Bogdanovich’s warmest film, featuring charming performances from real-life father and daughter Ryan and Tatum O’Neal. “Paper Moon” offers brilliant, bittersweet images and an entertaining story. The O’Neals are excellent, but Madeline Kahn almost steals the film in a small turn as a travelling floozy. Bogdanovich’s direction is fast, furious, and full of fun. This was Tatum O’Neal’s film debut, and no one would ever forget it, especially Tatum O’Neal, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance (over costar Kahn). For Bogdanovich, the grown-up little girl provided “one of the most miserable experiences of my life.” The picture was filmed on location near Hays, Kansas, and St. Joseph, Missouri. The highly effective musical backdrop for the picture is a procession of period tunes from the record collection of Rudi Fehr.” (TV Guide)