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‘Night Of’ Creator Steve Zaillian Walks Us Through Murderous Shot Process

1 June 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anatomy of a Scene

The Night Of,” Season 1, Episode 7, “Ordinary Death” (HBO)

People making TV shows often take field trips to the locations they are trying to dramatize. In the case of HBO’s “The Night Of,” cast and crew visited Rikers Island. The infamous prison is the backdrop of the story of Nasir “Naz” Khan. The son of a Pakistani cab driver is arrested for murder and thrown into the justice system labyrinth. In the seventh episode, Naz helps cellmate Freddy Knight (Michael K. Williams) pull off the brutal murder of Victor, a disloyal member of his crew. With minimal dialogue, the camera tracks characters through the prison, finally to the TV room, where Victor meets his end. “We’re not the first to shoot in a prison or a courtroom or a precinct house,” says Steve Zaillian, the show’s creator, director and executive producer. “The challenge was to look at it in a fresh »

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Moonlight Star Mahershala Ali Just Became the First Muslim Actor to Win an Oscar

26 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Lester Cohen Mahershala Ali made history with his win for best supporting actor at the Oscars on Sunday night. The Moonlight star, who recently became a new dad, also became the first Muslim actor to take home the coveted Oscar trophy. During a time when many Muslims in the country are being excluded and feeling unsafe to express their religion, Ali's win is an incredibly important reminder of what America truly stands for: inclusion. Not only did Ali deliver a powerful performance in Moonlight, but his poignant Oscar acceptance speech was just as moving. Related:Mahershala Ali Couldn't Believe Moonlight Actually Won: "It Threw Me More Than a Bit" Image Source: ABC »

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