By now, the cutaway has become a television comedy staple, allowing programs to reveal information, flashback, build on a joke, or direct-address the camera among other options. The cutaway, an abrupt break in continuity editing, (which as mentioned previously here is editing that allows multiple shots to appear as if they are happening continuously on the same spatial and temporal plane) is useful and oft-used in the visual comedy toolkit because it can suddenly subvert the pacing of a scene or add information for a joke or punchline without losing dramatic focus. Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy has positioned itself as the immediate point of reference when discussing the [...]
The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
A note: The original version of this article inaccurately and unintentionally inflated Mitch Hurwtiz's role in the creation The John Larroquette Show. Hurwitz took over [...]
Finally, finally, finally. The Arrested Development soundtrack, appropriately entitled At Long Last…Music and Songs From Arrested Development, will be released on November 19. The 42 track album will include tracks from all four years of AD's run, including "Temocil" from the The Dr. Fünke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution, GOB and Franklin's "It Ain't Easy Being White" and a full version of season 4 pop hit "Getaway" by Mark Cherry. Below, check out the track listing for the album, conveniently labeled with the episode in which each song appeared.
Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz was the keynote speaker at the New York Television Festival last night, and as he tends to do, he dropped some tantalizing hints and secrets about the past and future of the show. As he's mentioned before, the tentative plan is to next make an Arrested Development movie with the entire cast together, probably for Netflix, and then move on to making the show's fifth season.
"I love the idea of doing let’s-call-it-a-movie on Netflix that leads into another season on Netflix," Hurwitz told The Wrap after the panel. "I would love the creative challenge of it and I love that it could be a good [...]
Mitch Hurwitz has big plans for the future of Arrested Development. The creator of the beloved series tells Rolling Stone he wants to do a movie next and another season of the show after that. Here's a quote from Hurwitz:
I'm working on the movie right now. I can't get into much more detail because I don't want to scare anybody off. I don't want to be presumptuous about it. I don't own the property outright – it's a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie …
A TV season is a six-month commitment, but I think it would [...]