But to your point, I did love shooting that bald eagle. Well, like I said, I shot that pilot, but it was for Amazon, and Amazon’s point of view is, “Oh, absolutely!
I shot a bald eagle with a blow dart and yelled, “Majestic no more! Go shoot that show, because the more people are watching you, the more people that’ll watch the pilot if we pick it up! But the old standards—ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox—when they sign you, they sign you exclusively. I’m super excited that they got picked up for another season.
Indeed, almost everybody of note is represented (though some by archive interview clips rather than ones done specifically for this feature).
Interesting rock documentaries continue to appear, but there aren’t as many of them as there are notable rock history books, or rock reissues.
In part that’s because a film is much harder to finance, complete, and distribute than a book or album.
The movies on this list range from superb to adequate, but I did have to take some liberties to push the list to ten items, including listing a few 2015 releases I didn’t see until this past year; putting on a DVD that’s been out for more than half a decade, but didn’t get released in the US until 2016; and even ending the list with a doc about an actor who made a few poorly received records.
DVD labels are noted when the films are available in that format. Although his name isn’t especially well known to most rock fans, Berns was an important and colorful figure in 1960s rock and soul.
But everyone else was able to do it for the first season, so hopefully that’ll hold true next season.
If Grandfathered is successful and we come back next year, I’m hoping there’ll be a way for me to do Another Period as well.
Herbert Karliner, a Jewish refugee who was turned away from the United States in 1939 as part of the so-called "Voyage Of The Damned," holding a picture of his family.
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PB: I knew Natasha and Riki for years before that, and they asked me to do it. They asked me to play their mom, but I couldn’t do it. And then they shot a presentation reel, and then they took it to Comedy Central, and Comedy Central said, “We’re going to shoot the pilot with this other actress.” So she played Dodo in the pilot, but when the show was picked up, she was on a show and couldn’t do it, so they came back to me. I just went to the table read of a couple of the scripts, thinking it was going to be this other actress playing Dodo, but since she was shooting her show, I just did the table read as a favor, as a friend.
And then they said, “Well, now she can’t do it, so will you do it? [Laughs.] I think it took a year and a half, maybe two years between originally shooting that first footage with Jeremy Connor, the director who co-created Drunk History, to actually starting to shoot the show.
[Laughs.] It’s really striking that so many people I’ve talked to—like a novelist the other night—are saying, “Oh, Another Period! Unfortunately, the way networks operate, they have you exclusively, and they don’t let you do other things.