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The Best TV Directors of All Time – IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Directors of All Time – IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is the best TV director? Why? (For old, current or upcoming shows.)

Marisa Roffman (@marisaroffman), TV Guide Magazine

The recent Emmy Awards was a good reminder of just how great television directors are right now. It was the best overall crop we’ve had in years, and one of the few categories where it felt like it could have gone any way.

But in terms of best television director, I’m partial to David Nutter. His 30-plus year resume is impressive (“The Sopranos,” “ER,” “The X-Files,” plus an Emmy win for “Game of Thrones”) and wildly varied (he’s done procedurals like “Without a Trace,
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Carrie Fisher's Personal Star Wars Scripts Go Up for Auction

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Carrie Fisher's Personal Star Wars Scripts Go Up for Auction
Carrie Fisher's hand annotated Star Wars scripts are going up for auction during a three- day Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds personal property action on October 7th through the 9th in Los Angeles, California. Profiles in History is in charge of the auctions and they expect the scripts to fetch some decent money, so if you are interested in any of these, they aren't going to go for cheap. These are important pieces of the Star Wars legacy and will be a worthy addition for any collector.

Fisher was known for taking her pencil out and crossing out some of the clunkier dialogue in the script and replacing it with her own witty dialogue. That fact is especially evident in her personal The Empire Strikes Back script, which has over 1,000 words handwritten by the actress in it. There are actually four scripts going up for auction, as she had two different ones for Empire.
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Thomas Schlamme Elected New DGA President

Thomas Schlamme Elected New DGA President
Thomas Schlamme has been elected the new president of the Directors Guild of America.

Read More: Women And Minorities Continue To Be Overlooked For First-Time TV Directing According To DGA Study

“It is a tremendous honor to be chosen by my peers to lead our guild, and I greatly look forward to taking on the challenges facing our membership and industry,” Schlamme said. “We have a more than 80-year foundation of leadership. Our strength comes from our solidarity and our ability to anticipate the future,” he added. “Regardless of what lies ahead, I’m optimistic that our approach assures we are well prepared to protect our creative and economic rights. I am committed to representing the entire membership, and optimistic about tackling the world of tomorrow together.”

Read More: Directors Guild Of America Names 80 Best Films, But Only One Is Directed By A Woman

Schlamme has been on the DGA
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Thomas Schlamme Elected Directors Guild President

Thomas Schlamme Elected Directors Guild President
Veteran TV director Thomas Schlamme has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America for a two-year term, succeeding Paris Barclay.

Schlamme was selected by acclamation of the 147 delegates at the DGA’s convention on Saturday at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles.

Barclay announced earlier this year that he would not seek a third term in accordance with the DGA tradition of presidents only serving two terms. The DGA represents more than 17,000 members.

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Schlamme has been on the DGA national board since 2005 and was most recently third VP. He was co-chair of the 2014 and 2017 negotiating committees together with secretary-treasurer Michael Apted.

In February, the DGA honored Schlamme with the Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award for service to the DGA and its membership. Schlamme joined the DGA in 1978.

“It is a tremendous honor to be chosen by my peers to lead our Guild, and
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Newswire: Imogen Poots will date a serial killer in new romantic comedy

24 years after the release of So I Married An Axe Murderer, another romantic comedy about a serial killer is finally in the works. The project comes from writer/director Jena Friedman, and it’s called Serial Dater. Deadline is reporting that Imogen Poots has signed on to star in the film, and she’ll be playing “a career-driven 30-year-old surviving singleton in New York City” who decides to finally give in to pressure from her mom and try to settle down with a nice guy after “a series of fleeting flings.” Unfortunately, after she finally finds someone special, people who “who have recently been rude to her” start mysteriously dying, prompting her to wonder if this new beau is actually a murderer—and if that realization is worse than going back to being single again.

Deadline says that Timothy Simons from Veep has also been cast in Serial Dater ...
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The Week in Star Wars – Carrie Fisher obituary, Rogue One passes $700 million, original ending revealed and more

On December 23rd, Carrie Fisher boarded an aeroplane from London to Los Angeles and suffered from a heart attack. She had just completed the European tour of her book. Four days later, she passed away at the age of 60.

Fisher was raised into the Hollywood industry. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, was the star of screen having found fame at the age of 19 in Singin’ in the Rain and her father was pop star Eddie Fisher. She was born on October 21st 1956, just a few years after Reynolds became a star. The two would develop a close bond, captured brilliantly in a photo where Fisher, just six years old, watches her mother perform on stage.

As a child Fisher was known as the “family bookworm”, but an opportunity to star on stage alongside her mother in Irene meant that she never graduated. She moved to London where she enrolled in Central School of Speech and Drama,
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Thomas Schlamme, Marie Cantin to Be Honored by Directors Guild

Thomas Schlamme and Marie Cantin will be honored by the Directors Guild of America for their service to the DGA.

Schlamme will receive the DGA’s 2017 Robert B. Aldrich Award and Cantin will get the DGA’s 2017 Frank Capra Achievement Award, which is given to an assistant director or unit production manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America. The two will be honored at the 69th Annual DGA Awards on Feb. 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“From the boardroom to the bargaining table, Thomas Schlamme exemplifies the service and dedication upon which our Guild was founded — all while maintaining a successful and demanding career,” DGA President Paris Barclay said.

“For more than a decade and a half, we have all benefited from his laser-focus on the creative and economic rights of directors. We couldn’t be more proud to honor
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Match the wedding to the movie – quiz

This week sees the release of the rather self-explanatory Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, a crude comedy with Zac Efron and Adam DeVine, but how well do you know other movie nuptials?

Imagine Me & You

About Time

Definitely Maybe

Love Actually

Muriel's Wedding

Four Weddings and a Funeral

My Best Friend's Wedding

Three Men and a Baby

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Just Married

Old School


The Princess and the Frog



Terms of Endearment

Sixteen Candles

The Jewel of the Nile



I Saw the Light

The Good Shepherd

American Sniper

Working Girl

Blind Date

Who's That Girl

Raising Arizona

Naked Gun 33 1/3

So I Married an Axe Murderer

Wayne's World II

A Very Brady Sequel

Father of the Bride

Addams Family Values

The Burbs

Runaway Bride



Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Blue Valentine

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25 great movie performances by actors in multiple roles




From Thomas F Wilson in Back To The Future to Nicolas Cage and John Travolta in Face/Off - when actors play multiple roles...

The dramatic use of actors playing multiple characters is a bold and rather theatrical device that has its ups and downs. It goes at least as far back as Captain Hook being played by the same actor who plays the Darling children's father in stage productions of Peter Pan, a technique largely adopted in film adaptations of the story, too (hello to Jason Isaacs).

It's used a lot in cinema too. Done well, it's impressive, but when it's bad, it's Jack & Jill. Whether used in comedy or drama or outright horror, there are countless examples of actors delivering terrific performances in more than one role at once, and that's before we even get past Cloud Atlas. Still, we've had a go at totting up 25 of the best.
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13 amazing things you probably didn't know about Star Wars' Carrie Fisher

13 amazing things you probably didn't know about Star Wars' Carrie Fisher
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away - Ok, on Tuesday, on your laptop - the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer revealed a host of new titbits to intrigue and torment us. As well as, among the new and familiar faces, our first proper look at Carrie Fisher returning as Princess Leia.

And yet Fisher isn't all doughnut-hairdos and gold bikinis. After the original trilogy was released, she became as well known for her incredible life off-screen - not least for her turbulent love life and struggles with bi-polar disorder and substance abuse - as her roles on-screen.

So as she turns 59 this week, what better time to look back at some of the stranger things you probably didn't know about her:

1. She was born into Hollywood royalty

Carrie wasn't just some unknown ingénue plucked from obscurity by George Lucas - she was born
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25 underrated 1990s movie soundtracks

From Muppet Treasure Island to Speed, we take a look at the 90s soundtracks that deserve another listen...

Ah, the 1990s. The decade that brought us The Lion King. Titanic. Quentin Tarantino. That wordless bathroom scene in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks. Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. In the Mood for Love.

It was a good 10 years for film music, no doubt.

But scratch the surface of 1991 through 1999 and there are tons of good scores ready to spring a surprise on your ears. Some were attached to sorely underrated movies, others were overshadowed by wildly successful ones, and some have simply been forgotten in the passage of time.

Here, in no particular order, are the top 25 underappreciated film soundtracks from the 1990s.

1. Chaplin - John Barry

Okay, let's start with a big one. Richard Attenborough. Robert Downey Jr. John Barry.
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Flashback: Phil Hartman On His Big 'SNL' Break in 1989: 'It Gave Me A Career, Which I Didn't Have!'

Flashback: Phil Hartman On His Big 'SNL' Break in 1989: 'It Gave Me A Career, Which I Didn't Have!'
Phil Hartman proved to be one of Saturday Night Live's biggest stars during his eight season run (1986-1994) on the late-night sketch comedy show. And when Et first met the actor in 1989, just three years after his debut, it was clear just how much the show meant to him.

"It’s hard to put into words what an exciting thing it is to do this show," he told Et. "I've done commercials, I've done movies, I've performed on stage-- this is the best of all them rolled into one."

Watch: 'SNL' Greats Reveal Their Favorite Show Memories

Hartman was recommended to SNL creator Lorne Michaels by fellow comedians such as Penny Marshall and cast members Laraine Newman and Jon Lovitz, who Hartman worked with early in his career. Lovitz told Et that Hartman initially turned the opportunity.

"He got offered the show and then he turned it down," Lovitz recalled
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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 1

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Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.

On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production
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Revisiting So I Married An Axe Murderer

One of Mike Myers' lesser-known films, 1993's So I Married An Axe Murderer is well worth revisiting, Aliya writes...

Fear of commitment is one of those topics that pops up a lot in the world of romantic comedies. Jerry Maguire (1996) shows Tom Cruise struggling to say "I love you" in a convincing fashion, and in When Harry Met Sally (1989) Billy Crystal makes terrible excuses to leave early in the morning after each date. Failure To Launch (2006) spelled it out more bluntly than perhaps we needed – in Hollywood, men are afraid of love. Love is a scary business. Even so, it rarely comes with a health warning.

So I Married An Axe Murderer is that rare film. It suggests that the lead character is right to be terrified of commitment. In fact, running away might just save his life. This is a tricky idea to get right, because the audience
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Second Opinion – 22 Jump Street (2014)

22 Jump Street, 2014.

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Nick Offerman, Amber Stevens, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Jillian Bell, Ashlyn McEvers, and Richard Grieco.


Following their successful high school undercover gig, Jenko and Schmidt go undercover at a State college to stop the selling of the new drug WhyPhy.

21 Jump Street was a rare comedy that never fell flat for a second and delivered on every joke. The second time around is no different and 22 Jump Street is a roaring success. The plot is identical to the first, the only difference being that Jenko fits in and Schmidt feels left out and it works expertly. The duo are constantly reminding us that this is a sequel and it’s going to have more explosions, a bigger budget and the same thing is going to happen. In lesser hands
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Mike Meyers in GQ June 2014: This is the "Happiest Time of My Life"

While he was a media mainstay in the 1990s and 2000s, Mike Myers has seen fit to fly beneath the radar these days.

And in the June 2014 issue of GQ magazine, the “So I Married An Axe Murderer” star explained his recent absence from the limelight.

Meyers shared, “Every time I make a movie, it’s usually three or four years between. I write most of what I do and create most of what I do. On top of that, I also love to take time off. And two and a half years ago I had my first child, and I really wanted to be present for that, I wanted to just take it in. And it’s just been… I mean, it’s the happiest time of my life. I had no idea. I’m going to sound corny—so, corn alert—but I didn’t know there was that much love in me,
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1993

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 10 Oct 2013 - 03:27

Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 1993...

What a year 1993 was. It saw the release of Star Fox on the Super Nintendo. Bill Clinton became president. Season three of Deep Space Nine premiered on Us television. UK politician Douglas Hurd visited Argentina. Cyndi Lauper released her album Hat Full Of Stars.

Aside from those earth shattering events, we'll probably remember 1993, in cinema terms, as the year Jurassic Park dominated the box office like an angry Tyrannosaurus. A true phenomenon, its profits doubled those of the second most watched film in 1993 cinemas, Mrs Doubtfire, and almost three times as much as the movie below that - the Harrison Ford thriller, The Fugitive.

But as ever, there was so much more to the 1993 movie landscape than dinosaurs and Robin Williams dressed as an old woman.
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10 More Comedies You Haven’t Seen (But Should)

Some movies will always make me laugh, but let’s face it; the same movies might make others yawn. Comedy is tricky business, the hardest genre to pull off from script to screen. I’ve put together a list of 10 More underrated or dismissed comedies that deserve a first chance or even a second chance at recognition. Humor is subjective, but gives these flicks a chance and I promise you will enjoy yourself.

Check out the first 10 here and 10 more below; let me know what you think and what your list might look like.

Beer League

An unemployed slacker inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won’t get kicked out of the local league.

Director: Frank Sebastiano

Writers: Frank Sebastiano, Artie Lange

Stars: Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio

I found a double disc DVD for this in a sale bin (not a surprise) for $5, it was well worth it.
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Clip joint: the five best unexpected singing moments in film

Five of the best examples of cinema characters unexpectedly bursting into song

You know how it is – you're watching a film, when suddenly, out of nowhere, the characters burst into song. Fine when it's a musical – much more surprising when it's not. Here's some of the best of these moments – but can you think of any others? Share them in the comment thread below..

500 Days of Summer

Joseph Gordon Levitt's adorable Tom finally spends the night with the beautiful and quirky Summer and launches into a cheery, dance-filled rendition of You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall and Oates. Almost as elating as losing your virginity, this happy, colourful scene is easily one of the highlights of the film. Sadly the next scene is not nearly so cheerful…

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Taking a break from the hyper-macho guy talk, the Channel 4
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Opinion: ‘Austin Powers’ Made Gobs of Money That Would Have Been Better Served Fueling Norm MacDonald’s Biting Sarcasm

When Mike MyersSNL skit, Wayne’s World, got spun off into a successful feature film in 1992, he kind of lucked himself into a transition from TV to movies. When he tried to anchor a film all by himself after that though, we got So I Married an Axe Murderer, and that wasn’t nearly as successful. Thankfully for him, that wasn’t the end of Myers’ story, because in 1997 he got another chance to star in a movie, and this time it was in a project that he wrote himself, a project that was tailored to play to all of his strengths as a performer. Said movie was Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, a film so successful that it spawned two sequels, including Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, which got Myers’ Scottish schtick out into the public and likely led to his starring in the Shrek movies. Wayne
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