Sunday, June 27, 2010

Auteur! Auteur!

I've directed shows I've co-written but this is the only episode I both wrote and directed myself. And it's just a short leap from an episode of BECKER to THE SEVENTH SEAL. So enjoy some of my "early" work.



19 comments:

Matt said...

Hey Ken,

I have a .pdf of "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind." Would you mind my posting a link to it?

Matt

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Oh my goodness I laughed so hard. That was really funny. Thanks for posting.
~a

Baylink said...

Not bad. They were all nineties sitcom beats, but you hit them all head on.

I wasn't much of a Becker fan, but I liked it.

fulon: the next generation futon.

Baylink said...

Wow; that wasn't much of a compliment, was it?

Me? You wrote this episode about me??

:-)

KEN LEVINE said...

Hi Matt,

Thanks. If you wouldn't mind, send me the link so I could post it as a post. Bossjock@dslextreme.com. If it's posted in the comments section not everyone will see it. Happy to acknowledge that it was you who found it.

Thanks again.

Ken

Anonymous said...

Ah, Becker, the man who could almost always get away with saying whatever the rest of us were thinking. Troy Evans, always a solid contributor. Don't believe I'd seen him do comedy before this episode. Was terrific in China Beach and ER, and the 1000 other things he's been in.

Dudleys Mom said...

It's so interesting watching your shows now that I've gotten to know you a little bit through this blog. I always liked "Becker" very much, in fact not all that long ago I made a point of rewatching it in syndication.

Mike Schryver said...

Isn't that pretty unusual, for a TV episode to be written and directed by the same person? How often is that done?
I'm wondering if this is a more unusual accomplishment than Ken is letting on.

Anonymous said...

Great episode, I didn't think that I would like "Becker" that much. I guess that I'll have to the check the whole series.

Cheers,

Anonymous said...

Shawnee Smith was the best thing about Becker. A true hottie.

dodz said...

wow awesome, you are a director huh! can i be a star?

Anonymous said...

Very solid episode. Settin' em up, lettin' em go, settin' em up, lettin' em go, settin' em up, lettin' em go.

Just very solid, punchy stuff. Enjoyed seeing it a lot.

Never really got into the show, but worth a second look. Nice work, thanks for the exhibition.

D. McEwan said...

Just remember to stop after you make Modern Times. Don't end up making A Countess From Hong Kong.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I watched the show often in reruns. Very good material. The guy who played the cop on this one really made it work. He was great. And with all due respect to Nancy Travis, I liked Reggie best.

Reno said...

Funn'-ee. Caught the big fat plug for Wings, you sly devil.

Richard J. Marcej said...

WGN ran this episode last night.

Brian Phillips said...

I enjoyed this, as I do many of the episodes of "Becker", thank you for posting it.

Googling about a bit, I looked up the critical reactions to the show. I was agog at the harsh reactions that it generated. I didn't discover it until reruns, but I enjoy what I see.

Tom Quigley said...

Sorry about the late post. Just got back from a trip. Was hospitalized about 5 years ago, and this episode happened to pop up on one of the cable channels. Laughed so hard in a couple of spots (the person in the bed next to me thought I was absolutely nuts) that it took me out of my depression for being confined to a hospital bed for nearly eight days, and certainly helped in my recovery process (matter of fact, Ken, think I wrote you about it when it happened).... Still like to watch it when it shows up on WGNAmerica now and then...

Pat Quinn said...

"...you're a nice man, but why do we have to keep it between us?"

Nice line.

Also, good mention for the once omnipresent "Wings".