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New Times, New Faces In Fall Lineup

By JAMES ENDRST; Courant Columnist, May 24, 1996

Because I’m going to assume you have a life, I’m guessing you haven’t heard everything you need to know about the 1996 97 fall season. Don’t worry, though, there’s still plenty of time to take it all in. As you may know, the Big Four ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox recently announced their fall lineups. But even die hard industry watchers aren’t bothering to commit much to memory. Why should they? Titles, stars, time slots, producers and who knows what else will change by the time September rolls around.

The Plot Thickens, Slowly, On Murder One’

By James Endrst; The Hartford Courant, July 21, 1995

ABC’s “Murder One” could be a killer show. Law”), a man considered by many to be one of the most innovative and exciting producers in television history. It’s a show with a daringly different approach: one murder, one case, unfolding over the course of an entire season. It has a dynamic and unusual star at its center in Daniel Benzali, best known for his portrayal of a mob lawyer on “NYPD Blue.”Nbc’s Homicide’ Probably Can’t Live Up To All The Hype

By JAMES ENDRST; Courant Television Columnist, January 29, 1993

I know what I’m supposed to say about “Homicide: Life on the Street,” the new NBC drama series that kicks off Sunday night right after Super Bowl XXVII if, that is, I want to hop aboard the critics’ bandwagon before it’s too late. Actually, I’m looking for their stories combing through the headlines, police blotters, the usual haunts. I know I’m going to find one that’s going to make me rich if, that is, I decide to sell my soul, move to Hollywood and catch the next big crime wave of madeforTVmovies. Everybody’s doing it. So believe me, I’m giving it some serious thought. Come on, that’s where you find the fame, the fortune, the People magazine covers, all of it. But underneath that 1959 mystery that a down on his luck detective (Adrien Brody) tries to unravel is one of the smartest movies about fame and Hollywood to come along in ages. Go ahead, crave the fame, the movie says. But ask, “How much is enough?” Service the career, but decide, going in, where you draw the line, morally. And figure out, in advance, how you would deal with the label “has been” or “never made it” when people apply it to you. Law” to “NYPD Blue” has proved he can operate more than one show at a time. As the first season of “Over There” ends tonight with a spectacular battle, there’s no guarantee it will be back for a second.Noah’ Needs Dramatic Ballast On This Family Ark

The road to programming hell is paved with good intentions. Case in point: “Second Noah,” a new ABC drama that makes its debut Feb. 5. With the public, the Congress and the president in an uproar about violence on television, the death of the family hour and the decay of prime time standards in general, more and more programmers are eagerly positioning themselves as champions of G rated TV. But beware. G TV isn’t necessarily good TV.
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TRAVERSE CITY Area audiences of the new movie “12 Strong” will be scanning the credits closely for a familiar name. Pictures release, which has been in the works for years, hits theaters Jan. 19. But already it has created advance buzz and propelled Stanton’s book back onto the New York Times Best Sellers list. Currently the book is at No. 1 in paperback nonfiction.

“Movies always have this enormous power but I didn’t know it would happen so quickly,” said Stanton, who took time off from new work last week for a Los Angeles press conference featuring movie cast and crew for domestic and international journalists.

The film follows the book’s dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. The little known action depended on the forces’ gaining the Afghans’ trust and getting them to stop fighting each other in order to fight the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies together.

“It’s a different kind of war movie,” said Stanton, an executive producer. “It’s about the relationship these guys created with the Afghans.”

In typical movie fashion the film got a different title from the bok, which was recently reprinted with a movie tie in cover.

“I liked the ‘Horse Soldiers’ title but when I discussed it with Bruckheimer/Warner Bros. films they said it was a decision of the studios,” Stanton said. “They just felt it had a wider appeal.”

The film stars Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) as Captain Mitch Nelson and Michael Shannon (“Nocturnal Animals,” “The Shape of Water”) as Hal Spencer. It also features Navid Negahban (“24”) as Afghan General Rashid Dostum.

“He took an enormous amount of care in creating the Afghan general,” said Stanton, who spent a few days on the movie set.

The film was shot in New Mexico and features battle scenes set against the White Sands Missile Range, an enormous expanse of desert.

“What’s always surprising was how small everything was when watching filming in person and how big it looks on screen,” Stanton said. “To see the horse charges on screen was startling because I watched them being filmed.”

He said other surprises included the accuracy of the costuming and the caliber of the actors hired to play both the Northern Alliance and Taliban soldiers.

Stanton got his first look at the completed film in late November in producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s Los Angeles office.

“It was amazing and fun,” said Stanton, who invited Anne Cooper, his friend and former theater teacher at Interlochen Arts Academy, to view it with him. “I loved the movie. It was a completely different experience because I’ve never watched something I’d written, as a movie.”

Still, he doesn’t think he’ll fully experience the movie until he sees it with an audience. That will happen Jan. 16 when he attends the New York premiere at the Lincoln Center with wife Anne, daughter Katherine, 22, and sons Will, 13, and John, 24.

Stanton said he feels less pressure for audiences to like the movie than he did for readers to like his book. But he said viewers can’t help but be gripped by the action.

“It’s very intense. It is an enormous action movie but I was thrilled because they stayed so close to the book. Nothing was invented that wasn’t in the realm of what happened,” he said.

Cooper, a Los Angeles area actress and acting coach who teaches in summer at Interlochen Arts Camp, predicts that Stanton will be a “superstar” when the movie opens.

“I think 12 Strong will be a huge success,” she said, adding that the movie helps demystify the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. “‘Horse Soldiers,’ and now ’12 Strong,’ really give one a lot information about our war with the Taliban: The history. The people. The brutality. The culture. The complexity. The landscape. Finally the bravery of our soldiers.

“The movie was a nail biter, but there were moments when I laughed out loud both to release my tension and because human behavior can be funny even in the middle of a war. This juxtaposition is an example of Doug’s genius for good storytelling,” she said.

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But a Jan 19 advance screening at AMC Cherry Blossom 14 to benefit Project Cherry Tree still has seats. The nonprofit works to improve health care, housing, education, burial and job services for northern Michigan veterans.
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