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Headline Pictures, the London-based company whose recent credits include Amazon Prime’s “The Man in the High Castle,” has optioned the English-language remake rights to “Call My Agent!,” the hit comedy series chronicling the ups and downs of a tight-knit and dysfunctional team of Parisian talent agents.
Headline’s production topper Christian Baute has enlisted critically-acclaimed British writer Georgia Pritchett, who notably created “Life of Riley” and penned episodes of “Veep” and “The Thick of It.” Pritchett is currently writing the English-language pilot, whose working title is “In Good Company.”
Headline is producing the series with TF1 Studio, and collaborating with Harold Valentin at Mother Production and Mon Voisin Productions, the Paris outfit of famed French talent agent Dominique Besnehard, who created the show.
Co-written by Fanny Herrero, the French series portrays the agents’ relationships with each other and with their clients as well as depicting the political game they must play to get contracts, while »
- Elsa Keslassy
Aaron is joined by Doug McCambridge and Jamieson McGonigle. Jamieson talks about his Jesse James revival screenings and makes the case for a Criterion release. We go further into the Before Trilogy, touching on Before Sunset, and we explore Curtiz’s Mildred Pierce, which is sort of a noir and sort of not, and we get into a number of rumors about potential releases.
18:25 – Robert Osborne Tribute
23:00 – The Criterion Wall
28:35 – Mildred Pierce
33:20 – Before Sunset
42:15 – Agnes Varda
45:20 – The Lodger
48:20 – Godard’s King Lear
50:30 – Phil Rosenthal Closet Video
53:00 – Short Takes (Design for Living, The Piano, Carnival of Souls)
60:00 – FilmStruck
Episode Links The Playlist – Criterion Not Interested in Assassination of Jesse James New York Times – Robert Osborne Tribute TCM – Robert Osborne Tribute Aaron’s Before Sunset Photo Album Tweet about visiting the Criterion Collection Agnes Varda »
- Aaron West
Do rediscovered ‘lost’ movies always disappoint? This Depression-era pre-Code science fiction disaster thriller was unique in its day, and its outrageously ambitious special effects –New York City is tossed into a blender — were considered the state of the art. Sidney Blackmer and a fetching Peggy Shannon fight off rapacious gangs in what may be the first post-apocalyptic survival thriller.
Kl Studio Classics
1933 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 67 min. / Street Date February 21, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95
Cinematography: Norbert Brodine
Original Music: Val Burton
Directed by Felix E. Feist »
- Glenn Erickson
3 items from 2017
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