O laughter, where art thou? That's the question Emmy voters may be asking themselves this summer when lists are made, tapes are viewed and votes are cast for this year's comedy winners.
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Inspirations: “‘MASH’ is the show that was startling. It wove together raw emotional power and offbeat comedy in a real artful way that you don’t see on TV. People judge half-hour comedy on the…
Inspirations: “Certainly ‘ER’ and ‘NYPD Blue’ in their early days and, of course, ‘Twin Peaks.'” Influences: “The usual suspects, Roman Polanski, Hitchcock and Fellini.” Moments: “I’d say there were…
Inspirations: “The real directorial breakthrough in TV came with MTV. I left television directing to do videos, because there were no more rules. I could use jump cuts and other devices to create a…
Inspirations: Milch admires series ranging from “Naked City” and “Have Gun Will Travel” to the more recent “L.A. Law” and “The Practice”: “I liked the same thing about all the shows, that they have…
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