Criterion References, TV, and You

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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Gregory
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Re: Criterion References, TV, and You

#26 Post by Gregory » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:21 pm

Eastbound and Down:
"Friends, Season Six, Criterion Collections." [his great pluralizations of things were a constant on the show] ...
"They're all alphabetized, don't touch my Criterions!"

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domino harvey
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Re: Criterion References, TV, and You

#27 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:12 pm

Yep, he interviews the director on the Blu-ray extras

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Professor Wagstaff
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Re: Criterion References, TV, and You

#28 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:19 am

For the finale of The Deuce
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In the epilogue, we learn that former prostitute/porn star/porn director Elaine (Maggie Gyllenhaal) made a film that ended up in the Criterion Collection.

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Roger Ryan
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Re: Criterion References, TV, and You

#29 Post by Roger Ryan » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:06 pm

Professor Wagstaff wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:19 am
For the finale of The Deuce
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In the epilogue, we learn that former prostitute/porn star/porn director Elaine (Maggie Gyllenhaal) made a film that ended up in the Criterion Collection.
Yes, this made me smile watching the series' final episode last night.
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Elaine's stage name is Candy which helps to cement the idea that the character is based on Candida Royalle, especially the character's move from porn actress to directing "feminist porn". I got the impression, however, that the non-porn cult film the character made (which we learn was restored and released on Blu-ray by Criterion) had a similar pedigree to Barbara Loden's Wanda.

EDIT: Just watched the behind-the-scenes segment for this final episode, and co-creator/co-writer George Pelecanos stated that Wanda was, indeed, the inspiration for Elaine's art house film.

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Re: Criterion References, TV, and You

#30 Post by dwk » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:37 pm

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