Posts Tagged ‘1999’

Aaron Sorkin and the White House

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

RemingtonBefore he became the architect of the fictional Bartlet presidency on The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin wrote the 1995 film The American President.  Sorkin’s story depicts the end of President Andrew Shepherd’s first term.  Shepherd, a democrat, is a widower with a teenage daughter; his wife died before the campaign.

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A Mad Man from the Reagan Era

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

RemingtonAdvertising has provided great fodder for prime television, including the characters Larry Tate of Bewitched, Kip Wilson and Henry Desmond of Bosom Buddies, Jack McLaren of The Closer, Mason McGuire and Conner of Trust Me, Ann Romano of One Day at a Time, and Don Draper et. al. of Mad Men.

And, of course, there’s the mercurial, talented, and sometimes devious Miles Drentell of thirtysomething.

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Arrividerci, Tony Soprano

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Earlier this week, the world lost an icon of television.  And New Jersey lost one of its own.

James Gandolfini died from a heart attack during a trip to Italy.  His portrayal of Tony Soprano, indelible in our memories, changed television.

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