"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart.
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 812.
The Criterion collection
The Criterion collection ; 812
Motion picture industry -- United States -- Drama.
Murder -- Drama.
Murder -- Investigation -- Drama.
Dark comedy films.
Detective and mystery films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Altman, Robert, 1925-2006, film director.
Avenue Pictures, production company.
Brokaw, Cary, film producer.
Brown, David, 1916-2010, film producer.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
D'Onofrio, Vincent, actor.
Gallagher, Peter, 1955- actor.
Gilmore, William S., film producer.
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- actor.
Grant, Richard E., 1957- actor.
Hall, Angela, actor.
James, Brion, 1945-1999, actor.
Lépine, Jean, 1948- director of photography.
Lovett, Lyle, actor.
Merrill, Dina, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Tolkin, Michael. Player.
Newman, Thomas, 1955- composer.
Peroni, Geraldine, editor of moving image work.
Pollack, Sydney, 1934-2008, actor.
Robbins, Tim, 1958- actor.
Scacchi, Greta, actor.
Spelling Entertainment Inc., production company.
Stevenson, Cynthia, 1962- actor.
Stockwell, Dean, 1938- actor.
Tolkin, Michael, screenwriter, film producer.
Ward, Fred, 1942- actor.
Wechsler, Nick, film producer.