Research and visual aids for MGT

This is a running list of images and video for the MGT storyline by Robert Lyons, first workshopped in October 2012 at HERE in New York City; then presented in February 2013 at HERE’s Culturemart festival.

EPISODE 1. GAME SHOW

Game show style and aesthetic of the old Bob Barker The Price is Right?

Or Family Feud in the Richard Dawson, flippy-flip board days?

EPISODE 2. L&O INTERROGATION

Excellent interrogation scene from 24. Love the full table flip and threatening lean-in on the armchair.

Or more moodily, from The Usual Suspects. Great lighting, and the subtle threat of constantly walking behind the interviewee:

And this one is silly, with the editing and filters and such, but has boiled a lot of little tropes down into a minute and a half…

EPISODE 3. GOODFELLAS

Or Miller’s Crossing. Like the execution scene at the end when they take John Turturro out in the woods:

Millers Crossing John Turturro from Emily Carmen on Vimeo.

EPISODE 4. ER

Like this. Poor Gant.

(Old, now cut idea: “Assisted Living” — Like What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?)


EPISODE 5. FRENCH ART FILM

This was totally inspired by the opening scene of Love Crime:

http://videos.nymag.com/video/Exclusive-Clip-Love-Crime

Sorry for not being able to find a good embeddable video. Whole movie is available on Netflix as well, worth watching the first 5 or 10 minutes of it.

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