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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    Everyone from Martin Scorsese to Steven Soderbergh has done series television in recent years. What other writers/directors fromthe big screen should try working in TV?

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    24Emmy
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    Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino

     

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    jf123
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    Would love to see David O Russell and Paul Thomas Anderson do something

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    TerenceFletcher
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    Alfonso Cuarón and Ava DuVernay

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Alfonso Cuarón and Ava DuVernay

    Ooh, I think a dream team for me would be Ava DuVernay directing a project from a script by David Simon. Or maybe John Ridley.

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    TerenceFletcher
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    [quote=”DakotaRaabe”]

    Alfonso Cuarón and Ava DuVernay

    Ooh, I think a dream team for me would be Ava DuVernay directing a project from a script by David Simon. Or maybe John Ridley.
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    I’d definitely be on board. Granted, I’d be on board for basically anything she decides to do.

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    dj
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    Isn’t DuVernay doing a show for OWN? For me, it’s gotta be Tarantino, which seems like it will happen within the next 10 years. I’d also love to see PTA and Linklater. This being said, when big film names come to TV, it hasn’t really led to great TV.

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    CanadianFan
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    Tarantino doing an HBO miniseries would be the best thing ever. 

    I’d like to see how many weeks a quirky Wes Anderson comedy would last on CBS.  

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    I’d like to see how many weeks a quirky Wes Anderson comedy would last on CBS.  

    A lot of his movies already look like dioramas, so  he might be ideally suited for a multi-cam sitcom, though he’d probably spend so much time designing the set that the show would never actually make it to air. 🙂

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    Amanda Spears
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    I like the Wes Anderson idea that could be interesting. But the next time Speilberg produces a limited series or t.v. show maybe he should take a page out of his friend Scorcese’s book and direct the pilot. 

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    Wes Anderson and PTA.

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    Riley
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    Alfonso Cuarón

    He did Believe just last year.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Isn’t DuVernay doing a show for OWN? For me, it’s gotta be Tarantino, which seems like it will happen within the next 10 years. I’d also love to see PTA and Linklater. This being said, when big film names come to TV, it hasn’t really led to great TV.

    There’s truth to that. Same with A-list actors. A lot of failed shows tried to work around the popularity of a famous actor, but I heard a saying once that rings true, that stars don’t make TV — TV makes stars. People like Jon Hamm and Amy Schumer were unknown before TV and then became household names. Same is true of folks behind the scenes like Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams.

    But there are so many outlets and so many formats on TV these days that a filmmaker feeling squeezed by the limitations of the film industry could have a field day on the small screen. Someone with enough clout could say “I want to do a TV show,” and then they could do it their own way. I’m oversimplifying, to be sure, but creative freedom in TV does seem to be a lot easier to come by than creative freedom in film.

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    WaltEagle
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    Nicholas Widing Refn
    Derek Cianfrance
    Edgar Wright
    Claire Denis
    Fernando Meirelles
    Edward Zwick
    Sally Potter
    Pedro Almodovar 
    Sarah Polley
    Park Chan-Wook
    Richard Linklater 
    PTA
    Mike Leigh
    Terrence Malick
    Denis Villeneuve
    Michael Haneke 

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    DominicCobb
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    Often times filmmakers will simply hold the nebulous position of executive producer (which can range from doing everything to nothing, creatively speaking). See most of Spielberg and Abrams TV projects in the last few years. If it’s like that I really don’t care.

    What’s more interesting is when a filmmaker actually directs the pilot and sets the style for the whole show (see Fincher, House of Cards). My numero uno pick for that is probably Anderson, PT or Wes.

    There’s also the rare case where the filmmaker directs the whole thing. Gotta be Tarantino for that one. I remember he was considering doing Inglourious Basterds as a miniseries. Something like that would be incredible.

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