Just give me a game on tape. Hockey or college football. I can watch them over and over and not really grow tired of them
Here in the land of expats...everyone has people bring their 'favorite' TV show on tape for them WHY? It's generally garbage. And this just helps prove the point...
The nets have filled their development slates with a bevy of brave ideas and bold format experiments, VARIETY reports on Monday, including shows about THE END OF AMERICA!
ABC alone has at least two would-be shows set in post-apocalyptic America ("Resistance" and "Red & Blue") while Gavin Polone and Bruce Wagner are teaming for the comfy-sounding plague drama "Four Horsemen" at CBS (which also is developing "Jericho," about life in a small town after America is destroyed).
Imagine if, just a few years into the Cold War, Hollywood made a bunch of movies depicting the US under Communist rule. Or if Casablanca ended with Rick shooting Laszlo and selling off Ilsa to Major Strasser. Now imagine that studio executives called those creative decisions "inspired" and "exciting."
There were some great cold war films, but, as Stephen points out, I can't really think of anything that came out in 1950 that slapped at the American way of life.
OK...so this prompts a list from me! My favorite cold-war movies...
- Dr. Strangelove Peter Sellers
- The Amateur John Savage
- The Spy Who Came In From the Cold Richard Burton
- From Russia With Love Sean Connery
- Seven Days in May Burt Lancaster
Honorable Mention: The Bridges of Toko-Ri (William Holden). Only because my dad's naval vessel was featured in the movie!! OK...that is not entirely true. Grace Kelley is in this movie and well, she's much better looking that my old man's boat!