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[email protected] (Windbag1000)

06/03/2004 4:37 PM

Who should direct the new Doctor Who episodes?

I think the guy who did Spaced should get a story or two. Also he who does
League of Gentlemen.


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"Emmemm"

in reply to [email protected] (Windbag1000) on 06/03/2004 4:37 PM

07/03/2004 2:43 AM

Who does need humour though. Subtle humour, in the dialogue. All the
best stories have it (but not in every scene), right from Season 1.
Some of Hartnell's acerbic aside make me chuckle.

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"Braxianol"

in reply to [email protected] (Windbag1000) on 06/03/2004 4:37 PM

06/03/2004 11:45 PM

"Windbag1000" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I think the guy who did Spaced should get a story or two. Also he who
does
> League of Gentlemen.

er, nope.

Those were two comedy shows, this is a prime time drama. What we want is
a director who regularly does the prime time drama stuff - how about a
couple of Jonathan Creek directors?

Brax
(out of his depth for recommending modern directors)

dD

[email protected] (Daibhid Ceannaideach)

in reply to "Braxianol" on 06/03/2004 11:45 PM

07/03/2004 4:28 AM

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>From: "Braxianol" [email protected]
>Date: 07/03/04 07:45 GMT Standard Time
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>"Windbag1000" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> I think the guy who did Spaced should get a story or two. Also he who
>does
>> League of Gentlemen.
>
>er, nope.
>
>Those were two comedy shows, this is a prime time drama.

...and while you're at it, what's the "Coupling" bloke doing here?

Yes, they were comedy shows. They were very directorially sophisticated comedy
shows, with League in particular being full of the sort of techniques that, in
Doctor Who, would make the differerence between "It's a man in a rubber suit"
and bl8dy terrifying. (In fact, not just in DW. League
often *was* bl8dy terrifying).

>What we want is
>a director who regularly does the prime time drama stuff - how about a
>couple of Jonathan Creek directors?

Now that would be a good choice as well, and deflates my prepared sarcasm about
"prime time drama stuff" being things like the notably atmospheric Casualty.

Instead, I'll just point out that Creek directors include one Marcus Mortimer,
who's CV also includes "The Two Ronnies", ""Murder Most Horrid" and "Roland
Rat: The Series". But someone took a chance.

(He has, however, got previous DW experience, having directed "A Fix With
Sontarans"...)
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[email protected] (Bokman7757)

in reply to [email protected] (Daibhid Ceannaideach) on 07/03/2004 4:28 AM

07/03/2004 11:42 AM

Peter Greenaway. Just to make it interesting.


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