I'm going to Banff in a few weeks, to attend the Banff Worldwide Television Festival, where I hope to interview Vince Gilligan (BREAKING BAD), Ian Brennan (GLEE), Ricky Gervais (THE OFFICE, EXTRAS), James Manos (DEXTER) and William Shatner (famous horseman).
I've got some questions in mind, but what questions would you most like me to ask these famous creative folk?
Awesomes! To James Manos (DEXTER) - is there a certain structure they follow with regard to the voiceover in Dexter? Any tips about what makes a good VO (furthering the scene as opposed to repeating it etc)? Do they make a conscious decision to balance displayed emotion of the character with the internal thoughts that explain in more detail? Have they ever thought of doing an episode of Dexter without VO to mess with the audience?
Does Gervais write from theme (or title of an episode...) first or riff for a while until it comes into place and then thread theme?
What is THE question they returns to when they get stuck on a script?
Thanks for your site!
A Canadian in New York here.
I thought Gervais' INVENTION OF LYING was conceptually one of the most interesting films of last year.
It places storytelling (or 'lies' for that matter) on the same level with religion.
I'd like to know if this film represents his view on the function of movies (as a form of storytelling/lying).
I haven't read any interviews with Gervais but I'd like to hear whether he feels he accomplished with that film what he wanted to.
Vince Gilligan - How did they go about pitching this show? What talent was attached before the greenlight?
sorry for the late reply, from Gilligan I would be interested to know if he has the whole series arc plotted out in his head at the start-does he know where BB is going to end up?
Hi. New to your site. Love it! Did you publish the interviews?
@Jeff: yep, I did. They're later on in the blog. Search for "interview."
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