Having first hand
experience with television pilots that have made it to
primetime television as well as the ones that didn't make to
TV schedules, Jake Kasdan took the opportunity creating a
film that will present the joy, frustration, dilemmas, and
personal relations that go hand in hand with the creation of
a TV series.
"The TV Set" is the
story of writer Mike Klein (David Duchovny) , who makes a
deal with a television network to produce the pilot for his
new script. A script based on his personal life experiences,
which deal with the suicidal of his brother. Soon Mike
discovered that the road to create a pilot for his script is
not as easy as he first thought. His vision for the show
becomes a fight with the director, actors and especially
from hardheaded network president, Lenny (Sigourney Weaver),
who's work advisor is her 14 year old daughter. It becomes
Mike's challenge to deal with all this obstacles in
order to see his TV show in the fall primetime schedule
become a reality.
This film is being
advertised as a comedy, but there is no reason why it cannot
be a drama. The story presented by Jake Kasdan in the
character of Mike Klein (David Duchovny) as a writer that
deals from frustration to overcoming personal issues.
Becomes a realistic interpretation of a character that gives
the movie a more dramatic touch. Furthermore, the
feeling that this movie was trying to scream "this is how it
is" is perceived at the end of the film. Maybe Kasdan wanted
to give us the answer as to why we see so many independent
films lately and as to why more and more writers are
taking the challenge of writing and directing TV shows as
well as movies.
Anamorphic Widescreen (1:85)
English (5.1 Surround Sound)
Subtitles: English and
Audio Commentaries by Jake Kasdan, David Duchovny, Linsay
Sloane and Aaron Ryder: On the making of the
Audio Commentaries by Jake Kasdan and Judd Apatow:
On the inspiration of the film
The making of The TV
Set: A nice 14 minutes documentary about the film production. The
documentary tell us all about how the film was created, cast
selection and directors' ideas for the film.
One deleted scene call "Small Talk At The Upfronts"
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