Charlie Brooker attacks movie clichés for Netflix – News
Charlie Brooker returns to Netflix with mocking and tired movie tropes, the British Comedy Guide can exclusively reveal.
Arriving on the streaming service on September 28, Attack Of The Hollywood ClichÃ©s! is hosted by Rob Lowe (pictured below) and written by a host of British comedians, including stand-ups Dane Baptiste, Sophie Duker, Kemah Bob, Heidi Regan, Kat Sadler, Leo Reich and Michael Odewale, as well as screenwriters TV veterans Ben Caudell and Dan Maier, who worked with Brooker on Sky’s 2013 police procedural parody A Touch Of Cloth.
The hour-long special of about one shot per minute will see Lowe (Parks and recreation and You, Me And The Apocalypse), who rose to fame as a member of the infamous Brat Pack in fondly remembered films such as St Elmo’s fire and the laughable To classify, dissecting some of the most famous films in the history of cinema.
Featuring contributions from a plethora of Hollywood A-Listers, screenwriters, academics and critics, the special promises to analyze the origins and evolutions of cinematic fodder as familiar as “Walking Away from an Explosion” , to “Meet-Cute” and “Women running in stiletto heels”. There is also a ‘Wilhelm Scream’ montage for real moviegoers.
Directed by Broke & Bones, the production company run by former critic Brooker with producer Annabel Jones, the Netflix commission follows the mock Death To 2020 documentary, which they also made for the streaming giant, in which Hugh Grant, Samuel L Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, Tracey Ullman, Diane Morgan and Samson Kayo have satirically recounted the past 12 appalling months.
Brooker and Jones have also starred with many clichÃ©s and cinematic genres, especially sci-fi, in their dystopian anthology series Black Mirror, which started on Channel 4 in 2011 and migrated to Netflix in 2016.
Attack on Hollywood ClichÃ©s! is produced and directed by retrospective specialist Sean Doherty (How The Young Ones Changed Comedy, The Two Ronnies Spectacle), alongside Alice Mathias (Death To 2020, Portlandia) and Ricky Kelehar (Dick Emery: Comedy Gold, Bring Me Morecambe And Wise). Brooker, Jones and Lowe produce alongside Jon Petrie.
Netflix UK Feature Film Director Fiona Lamptey told the Edinburgh Television Festival yesterday: âScope and ambition are my main ambitions for the UK. It is not a question of budget, but of distinction.
âGender, for example, is not something we are traditionally known for in the UK, but we want to create opportunities for talent who want to work in this space. It’s about ambition, scope and new voices at every level. It’s about how we redefine what a British film looks like. “
Anne Mensah, the streamer’s vice president for the original series, added that Netflix has no immediate plans for other first-look deals, like the one it has with Broke & Bones.
“We have a number of global deals, but they tend to be with creatives that we’ve worked with for a long time. I think our job is to make sure that we support British ecology and that things work out a bit. differently here. It is important for me to support talent in the way they wish to be supported. It is not something that we are aggressively seeking. “
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