Reading The ABC Movie of the Week
Companion, I remembered lots of childhood favorites, including Wake Me When the War Is Over, a dopey comedy starring Ken Berry and Eva Gabor.
He said it also had agreed, in principle, to air ABN's "Movie of the Week
" during a primetime weekend slot.
But even though the content comes alarmingly close to Movie of the Week
material--there are births and deaths, there are disappointments and realizations, there's a wedding at the beginning and a funeral at the end--Yi Yi never loses its delicate balance between common middle-class experience and the individual perceptions of its six principal characters.
Critics loved it, and it seemed to rise above its 'movie of the week
Already this saga of two lovers with entrepreneurial dreams striving against religious bigotry and corruption in a battle over civil liberties has been bounced around Hollywood offices from network Movie of the Week
executives to people at HBO and Showtime.
Bet it will make a nice TV movie of the week
From Chaucer's The Nun's Priest's Tale (can you imagine the reaction to that movie of the week
?) to Antonia Bird's 1995 controversial film "Priest," Catholic clergy have been a pet subject of poets, dramatists, and playwrights.
Elayne Rapping, the author of "The Movie of the Week
," appears in this space every other month.
If I can't get back in the majors, maybe I can sell my story to "Movie of the Week
1 Check out the must-see movie of the week
, John Michael McDonagh's black comedy The War on Everyone with Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard.
"Django Unchained" jumped four spots from last week's list to become the fourth most pirated movie of the week
. "Django Unchained" won two awards during the Oscars telecast with Christoph Waltz picking up an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor while Quentin Tarantino won for Best Original Screenplay.
If singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier ever tires of malting music, she can always sell her life story as a TV movie of the week
. Growing up in Thibodaux, La., Gauthier (pronounced "go-shay") was troubled, with a capital T.