Here’s something a little unexpected: Murphy Brown creator Diane English tells TV Guide that she’s been in talks with CBS to revive the Candice Bergen character for a handful of election-year specials. “We’re having a little conversation with CBS about a few episodes, and I think…
PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LET ME WORK ON THIS. I LITERALLY HAVE A MURPHY BROWN SPEC.
The last class I took was an Advanced Study Performance w/ Brandon Gardner. We did an improvised play (backwards). That ended in March. I also did a Drysdale class before she moved. Both were great. I’ll definitely take another class in the near future.
“If you make a film, don’t forget that ‘cinema is the art of the little detail that does not call attention to itself’ and that ‘cinema consists of having beautiful things done to beautiful women’, the rest is aestheticism.”—François Truffaut in a letter to Eric Rohmer, 7 January 1951 (via oldfilmsflicker)
Reblog and describe the best improv scene you ever saw.
I saw a TJ and Dave almost two years ago at The Barrow. Dave was playing this spurned husband who hated his wife and TJ was his friend and confidant. Dave was railing on this woman for all her shortcomings when TJ quietly stepped aside, coming through a “door” behind Dave as his wife. The wife heard the horrible stuff Dave was saying, and ever-so-subtly looked hurt. Really hurt. The audience gasped. I have never seen a show where an audience has gasped. It was the most dramatic thing I’ve ever seen.
Hillary Rodham Clinton:The first time I ever saw Bill Clinton, he was standing in the hallway outside the law library at Yale, which is this wonderful gothic structure, and he was surrounded by all of these fellow classmates who were trying to convince him to be on the Yale Law Journal
Bill Clinton:I said "look, I'm going home to Arkansas. I'm not gonna get a big Wall Street job, I'm not gonna go clerk on the Supreme Court, I'm going home to be a country lawyer"
HRC:And he was listening politely, but he was watching me because I was watching him. I was at this long table studying, and I finally thought "this is, you know, kind of silly"
BC:And finally she just put down the book she was reading and walked the entire length of the law library and walked up to me, and she said-
HRC:"If you're gonna keep looking at me and I'm gonna keep looking back, we at least ought to know each other. I'm Hillary Rodham-"
BC:"- and what's your name?" I couldn't believe it.
I liked the way most of the Untitled Webseries shorts were left open ended and didn't really follow the punchliney format that most internet skits/sketches embody. Was this a conscious decision or am I crazy? Also, what was the main inspiration behind the entire webseries? Also also, why does the caged bird sing?
To avoid a jokey format was a conscious decision, yes. Obviously there are jokes but I like to think of them more as payoffs, because they’re not all funny but they follow the same structure. Like, “okay, I’m watching Morgan dance for four minutes, you better give me something else soon!” and then that thing I give you hopefully makes you laugh or be sad or weirded out or whatever. I love jokey shows, and I love sketch, but I wanted the audience to really care what was happening on screen and be surprised, which sometimes is difficult when you’re constantly reminded this thing in front of you is hilarious. I think “Emma” is an episode that has a lot of jokes but also contains this couple that hopefully evokes some other emotion in you besides “lol”. Sometimes I get exhausted from being TOO hilarious. Which I am. All the time. Constantly.
There wasn’t “one main inspiration” but I like to think I was pretty transparent with my references.
The caged bird sings because he’s under contract at Warner Brothers.