9 episodes

When iconic director, actor, critic and historian Peter Bogdanovich was getting his start in the movie business, he had the opportunity to interview some of the greatest directors of the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Howard Hawks, and John Ford. In the process, he accumulated a treasure trove of conversations with masters of cinema. Near the end of his own storied career, and what would turn out to be the end of his life, Bogdanovich decided to take his career full circle and began to interview his favorite contemporary directors about their heroes from the past. Bogdanovich passed away before this project could be completed. His ex-wife Louise Stratten stepped in to serve as narrator and co-host, with three-time Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro filling in as host for the final three episodes.
One Handshake Away is a collection of unprecedented longform conversations with some of the most acclaimed directors working today. Quentin Tarantino, Ken Burns, Greta Gerwig and others pay homage to the influence of the directorial legends of the past, bringing listeners One Handshake Away from the icons of Hollywood's past and present. 

One Handshake Away: Peter Bogdanovich and the Icons of Cinema Audacy

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

When iconic director, actor, critic and historian Peter Bogdanovich was getting his start in the movie business, he had the opportunity to interview some of the greatest directors of the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Howard Hawks, and John Ford. In the process, he accumulated a treasure trove of conversations with masters of cinema. Near the end of his own storied career, and what would turn out to be the end of his life, Bogdanovich decided to take his career full circle and began to interview his favorite contemporary directors about their heroes from the past. Bogdanovich passed away before this project could be completed. His ex-wife Louise Stratten stepped in to serve as narrator and co-host, with three-time Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro filling in as host for the final three episodes.
One Handshake Away is a collection of unprecedented longform conversations with some of the most acclaimed directors working today. Quentin Tarantino, Ken Burns, Greta Gerwig and others pay homage to the influence of the directorial legends of the past, bringing listeners One Handshake Away from the icons of Hollywood's past and present. 

    Episode 1: Guillermo del Toro & Alfred Hitchock

    Episode 1: Guillermo del Toro & Alfred Hitchock

    Peter Bogdanovich sits down with his friend and fellow director, Guillermo del Toro, for a conversation about the life and career of "the master of suspense", Alfred Hitchock. This uniquely in-depth, candid and personal discussion features never-before-heard audio from interviews that Bogdanovich conducted with Hitchcock in the 1960s.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 2: Quentin Tarantino & Don Siegel

    Episode 2: Quentin Tarantino & Don Siegel

    Quentin Tarantino and Peter Bogdanovich are kindred spirits in their obsession with cinema, which comes across in their conversation about one of the preeminent genre filmmakers in Hollywood history, Don Siegel. Tarantino dissects his favorite selections from Siegel's filmography and Bogdanovich shares anecdotes and audio from his interviews with Siegel in the 1970s. 
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    • 55 min
    Episode 3: Rian Johnson & Orson Welles

    Episode 3: Rian Johnson & Orson Welles

    The legendary Orson Welles was a genius of filmmaking. He was also a mentor and father figure to Peter Bogdanovich, who interviewed Welles many times over the course of his life. Bogdanovich sits down with Rian Johnson for a conversation about the life and career of the iconic Orson Welles, along with stories and insights into their complicated personal relationship. 
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    • 48 min
    Episode 4: Ken Burns & John Ford

    Episode 4: Ken Burns & John Ford

    Peter Bogdanovich sits down with the iconic American documentarian, Ken Burns, to discuss the work of John Ford. Interwoven with never-before-heard tapes, Burns discusses how Ford was instrumental in shaping his sense of cinema and storytelling, even if Ford's work is based in legend, while Burns' is based in fact.
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    • 52 min
    Episode 5: Greta Gerwig & Howard Hawks

    Episode 5: Greta Gerwig & Howard Hawks

    After Peter Bogdanovich passed away, Guillermo del Toro felt compelled to help the late director finish his final project. In this episode, del Toro interviews Greta Gerwig about Howard Hawks, a director who's modern style and sensibility was very influential to Gerwig as a filmmaker. 
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 6: Julie Delpy & Fritz Lang

    Episode 6: Julie Delpy & Fritz Lang

    Julie Delpy and Guillermo del Toro discuss the visionary filmmaker Fritz Lang, from his groundbreaking career in the German film industry, where he made films like Metropolis and M, to his lesser known but vital work as a director in Hollywood. 
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Rocko Wheeler ,

One more Visit with Bogdanovich

A genuine delight to have a few more laughs and observations with Peter Bogdanovich. His commentaries have been incredible, invaluable company over the years—-and always inspiring. The conversations between filmmakers in “One Handshake Away” are a well-produced gift of a podcast. A final visit with the great cinema conversationalist.

Dr. Dicnose ,

Frustratingly Close To Perfection

This podcast is one that I should absolutely love, one that feels like it was made for me…but… The person who cuts in (narrating and leaving their voice and laughter in) during the interviews ruins it. Unless you hear the raw footage no one can say for certain, but I feel just a bit more creative editing would make their presence completely unnecessary. It rips me out of the show. It’s comparable to watching a movie and having the director giving notes to the actors, laughing at jokes, and explaining each scene. The set ups are overkill to the majority of listeners who, I’m willing to bet, are some level of cinephile. If a version comes out with just Peter talking to his guests, past and present, I’d give it five stars and would listen to each episode multiple times.

D!936 ,

Thank you!

It looks like the Tarantino podcast has been adjusted. Nice catch!

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