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Jeremy Blackman

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on: September 13, 2021, 03:20:26 AM
A thread for written/produced comedy.

- TV shows should go in The Small Screen, but one-offs may be more appropriate here.
- Humorous videos that are less produced can go in the YouTube thread.
- Stand-up comedy goes here.


This is amazing. I'm about an hour in and fully intend to finish. It's the most realistic courtroom thing I've ever seen, and it's brilliantly constructed as fiction. Each new piece of testimony or argument does an enormous amount of worldbuilding.
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Reply #1 on: September 13, 2021, 10:01:41 AM
LOL!! Didn't expect the post's content from this subject title. This iz one of my favorite long-form films. Is it filmed theater? An Adult Swim comedy epic? It's a multimedia climax event that puts Endgame to shame.

Don't know if you know this JB but everything they're referring to actually "happened" along seasons of their On Cinema At the Cinema series. So it's kinda not world "building" as much as referencing previous instances of [AS]/OnCinemaAtTheCinema lore? Technically this was like the mini-series ending to season 9.

So fucking funny when the Dekkar music is compared and how Tim will say thank you to getting overruled.

"Approach the bench?
Approach the bench?
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Approach the bench?"


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Reply #2 on: September 13, 2021, 10:22:19 AM
Okay, interesting. That makes sense.

The thread title is terrible, couldnít think of anything better.

I stayed up way too late watching this. Just constantly stunned by its brilliance. Do you have any more background info? How many non-actors am I watching? Because Iím genuinely confused how their performances are so authentic. How much is improvised?
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Reply #3 on: September 13, 2021, 10:32:09 AM
Okay, interesting. That makes sense.

The thread title is terrible, couldnít think of anything better.

I stayed up way too late watching this. Just constantly stunned by its brilliance. Do you have any more background info? How many non-actors am I watching? Because Iím genuinely confused how their performances are so authentic. How much is improvised?

The only info I have really is what any On Cinema fan might know - but that's more just being familiar with their "form." I'd say it's safe to assume everyone's an actor on some level out here in LA/The Valley even if small roles or extras, usually. I would assume that for each "Day" of the trial everyone had a beat sheet and that the dialogue is nearly totally improv, staying in character as their On Cinema roles. Everyone that's called to the stand was at some point a recurring character in the series, so they've had scripted episodes within the On Cinema series before.

Edit: Yeah most of these actors have headshots on their IMDB profile, so they're at the grindstone in some form out here.
If you're curious why i mentioned Multimedia, check this out JB : https://oncinematimeline.com/

A MAJOR highlight of On Cinema at the Cinema + I Think You Should Leave + Curb Your Enthusiasm:
you get to see "small-time" actors from out here have big-time laugh riot roles.


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Reply #4 on: September 13, 2021, 10:48:27 AM
I was most curious about the judge and lawyers. Like, either thatís a real judge who also does some acting, or he studied a lot for this role.

It actually reminds me of the old Onion videos.
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