Aline Brosh McKenna, the co-creator and showrunner of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” suggests that women are also sometimes put off by technical barriers. Where “men tend to blithely go into situations under-prepared and learn on the job,” she worries that women may feel they need to be ultra competent to take a shot at directing. When she directed the season finale of “Crazy,” Brosh realized she didn’t need “precise jargon” to communicate with the experts on set: They were there to translate and realize her ideas. “I’d say, this is what I want it to look like and feel like and here are some other shots that I found that have the vibe I am looking for.” Directing is about “storytelling,” she says, and all that really matters is that as the director “you know the story you want to tell.”
Alex Gansa said to Rupert, what do you think Quinn would say to Carrie and he wrote that letter.
He said “Well I can’t talk, I just have to write it” and that’s verbatim. Just cut and paste, that was Rupert.
How beautiful is it though? It’s so wonderful because its so kind of true of Quinn. And Rupert also is - there is part of him that - he’s not immediately available, there’s an opacity, a reservedness - but you go deep and there is just such richness and sensitivity and intelligence. I just thought it was so beautiful.
And the first time he recorded it we were sitting in that same hospital room you know just getting a scratch track and literally I burst in to tears. There is no crying in baseball. It was just so unexpected. Oh my goodness this guy who never says anything says everything and in such a poetic way.
And not in a saccharine way, just a really beautiful, elegant way. So yeah, it connects so immediately with that first image of Carrie.
He’s the only one that really sees her completely .
Yeah. But also, that’s Alex, I mean that was true of Season 4 and he really likes to have it called back, to complete the circle.
This day in Homeland - July 17, 2012 - the pivotal scene of “Q&A” is filmed “It was chilling. I literally felt Henry Bromell’s hand reach over and grab my arm. We just stood there. I’ve never experienced anything like it… It was one of the most profound days I’ve ever had on a set.” –Lesli Linka Glatter
Leslie Linka Glatter talked with Gold Derby. Video is on youtube.
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Lesli Linka Glatter chats about the ‘absolutely thrilling’ challenge of reinventing the show each season with Gold Derby’s Riley Chow.
Riley Chow: “Speaking of reinvention going into next season, spoiler alert, you are not going to have Rupert Friend with you, I’m wondering how did you differentiate you know losing the male romantically this time versus when you did it last time with Damian Lewis?”
Lesli: “Yeah, I would say that’s probably a question that I would ask Alex Gansa and the writers about. But you know, they are such totally different characters. […] And Rupert has been, Quinn, what an incredible actor and what an iconic character. I feel like I hate to kill the actors and the characters that I loved the most. It’s horrible. But you know, they are so similar. Carrie and Quinn are so similar. I would say that they are the two people that understand each other the most and yet, in some way, you can’t be with that person. It’s too close. But there’s no one else in each other’s life quite like they are to each other and I think, with what happened again with Quinn at the end of season five, where he is never going to be the same man again. He will never be fully functional. And he says very clearly in the penultimate episode, episode 11, that “Why did you let me live?”, and “Please let me go.” I think that he made the ultimate sacrifice which was to sacrifice himself to put himself in that horrible position to have to act. And he is a man and has been a man of action and sacrificed himself to save both Carrie and the president. And that it was bigger than just the president, he did the ultimate that a person can do. So to me to see him go in that kind of way, that was a very heroic departure.”