Also, filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Mask) has begun shooting a documentary about the Heartbreakers’ history. “We’ve given him access that we’ve never given anybody,” says Petty. Bogdanovich will interview Petty at length and hopes to talk with Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and members of Petty’s family.
“We’re trying to give a sense of what happened to this group of kids that came from Gainesville, Florida — how they made the big time,” says Bogdanovich. “How did that change them, and how did they change the world?
“I’m not an expert on Tom Petty, I’m just a fan,” adds Bogdanovich. “But what appeals to me is that he’s a real American artist — an impressionist — very much of the American grain.”
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