Targets Movie Review Summary

Actors: Boris Karloff, Tim O'Kelly, Arthur Peterson, Monte Landis, Peter Bogdanovich

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TARGETS is the first film of Peter Bogdanovich he wrote and directed in 1967.
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Bobby Thompson, a young man living a normal life, goes mad and kills his mother and his wife. Then he starts shooting at cars on the highway and finally hides in a drive-in and methodically fires at the audience from behind the screen.

Meanwhile, Byron Orlok, the well-known horror movies actor, has planned to present his last movie on the same night at the drive-in where Bobby is hidden.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   killing innocent people

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Mentally Ill


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None

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