A well intentioned loser makes a bad career decision and turns to a life of crime where he fails miserably. Some very funny moments mark Allen's directorial debut.
IN the half-hour comedy, The Quincy Rose Show, Quincy Rose plays a caricature of himself: a witty, neurotic, intellectual misfit struggling to make it as a writer in Hollywood. Though desperate to enjoy the status of a celebrated writer, the last thing he is actually prepared to do is sit down and write. His antics and rituals satirically showcase the many ironies of life set against the backdrop of the entertainment industryÃ¢â‚¬â€QuincyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own identity, the greatest parody. As an egomaniac with an inferiority complex, Quincy unabashedly self-promotes the legacies of his father, Mickey Rose, the venerated comedy writer; and godfather, Woody Allen, the prolific American filmmaker, as his own.
QRS episodes explore the bizarre irreverence of QuincyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perception. That is, how he sincerely feels entitled to fame, validation and success and would interrupt your motherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s funeral, in the most tasteful of ways, were it the only marketplace for his ideas. QuincyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ability to self-aggrandize with great magnitude is a quality equally his greatest strength and weakness.
Along for the misadventures are QuincyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s friends, Nicky and James. Nicholas Brendon, as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nicky,Ã¢â‚¬Â plays an exaggerated version of himself: an out-of-work actor constantly seeking re-invention, yet unwilling to renounce his seven seasons and 147 episodes of dramatic triumph on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Buffy The Vampire Slayer.Ã¢â‚¬Â James Hyde, as Ã¢â‚¬Å“James,Ã¢â‚¬Â plays a gorgeous, but not so bright, wealth of bad information, insights and distorted ideas. Together, the trio descends to any low, uncovers any privacy, disregards any sanctity in a moral endeavor to serve what they believe most important: their own best interests.
In the pilot presentation, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Champ,Ã¢â‚¬Â QuincyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s girlfriend, Emma, breaks-up with him. She explains, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Something has awoken in me,Ã¢â‚¬Â and fears a relapse into sex addiction. Quincy panics: Ã¢â‚¬Å“sex with Emma made me whole, I was her Champ.Ã¢â‚¬Â Moreover, will he still be able to write that script for EmmaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s father? In an effort to Ã¢â‚¬Å“win her back,Ã¢â‚¬Â Quincy, Nicky and James employ a scheme of Ã¢â‚¬Å“manufactured jealousy.Ã¢â‚¬Â On a sure-fire road to Hell, Crystal Vase, a reformed-hooker, leads the trio through the deeply deranged circuits of sex-addiction, but alas, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Is Emma too far gone?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Quincy, raised on the streets of Beverly Hills, has many celebrity friends ready and willing to guest star in episodes, an essential device when merging fiction and reality. By intention, QRS shares the myopic characters of "Curb Your Enthusiasm;" the random insanity of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia;" and the witty banter of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Arrested Development.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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What's Up, Tiger Lily? -- Trailer for this Woody Allen comedy
Bananas movie trailer - starring Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Jacobo Morales, Carlos Montalban, Natividad Abascal, Howard Cosell. Directed by Woody Allen. Genre: Comedy
Rating: Not Rated
Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen allows his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy -winning, Oscar -nominated filmmaker Robert Weide follows the notoriously private film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography.
Beginning with Allen s childhood, WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY chronicles the trajectory and longevity of Allen s career, from his work as a TV scribe, standup comedian and frequent TV talk show guest, to a writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years. Director Weide covers Allen s earliest film work in Take the Money and Run, Bananas, Sleeper, and Love and Death; frequent Oscar favorites such as Annie Hall, Manhattan, Zelig, Broadway Danny Rose, Purple Rose of Cairo, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Husbands & Wives, Bullets Over Broadway, and Mighty Aphrodite; and his recent globetrotting phase with Match Point, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and the recent success Midnight in Paris.
Features interviews with: actors Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Penelope Cruz, John Cusack, Larry David, Mariel Hemingway, Scarlett Johansson, Julie Kavner, Diane Keaton, Martin Landau, Louise Lasser, Sean Penn, Tony Roberts, Chris Rock, Mira Sorvino, Naomi Watts, Dianne Wiest and Owen Wilson; writing collaborators Marshall Brickman, Mickey Rose and Doug McGrath; cinematographers Gordon Willis and Vilmos Zsigmond; Allen s sister Letty Aronson; longtime manager Jack Rollins; casting director Juliet Taylor; pals Dick Cavett and Martin Scorsese; and others.
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