Friday, September 20, 2013
Clip show/Cop Show
Fans of long-running sit-coms know the phenomenon: As a show goes into its later years and the ideas dwindle, you end up with the clip show, thirty minutes of highlights. Inside the Actors Studio gave us a version of that last night: An hourlong series of clips from Jake Gyllenhaal's career, interspersed with questions from ITAS host, James Lipton, and answers from Jake on his life, his movies and his costars, including, most touchingly, Heath Ledger.
Plus baby photos!
Like a good clip show, we got to appreciate the talent on display, laugh at some of Jake's recollections and gasp or cheer at others. Sadly, like all clip shows, it had too many commercials and left viewers wanting more. Luckily, the folks at Bravo have posted segments that didn't make the show.
Maybe someday, they'll release the full shows on DVD. It was great to spend that hour with Jake but it would have been even better to see the uncut version. Meanwhile, you can watch clips of the show here, as well.
Don't forget that Prisoners opens today. After you see it, come back and leave a review.
Nice feature in USA Today. In case you missed it, there's a funny video of Hugh and Jake accompanying the story.
It's been great to watch the Jake and Hugh show, especially this second clip where Hugh and Jake read back what each has said about the other:
Not only are Jake and Hugh hilarious with each other, but Jake realizes that he's probe to GyllenBabble!
Jake imitating Denis Villeneuve on set: