A Day In The Life

Okay, this is a rather unique feature from Entertainment Weekly. Basically it’s everything of note which happened on set or in the production offices of 24 over the course of one day.

But obviously production is a fair way ahead of the airing episodes and this feature was put together quite recently, so there are spoilers for all kinds of things, and why some are only possible (i.e. writers pitching our possible ideas) other are definite.

So if you hate spoilers, don’t read.

source : ew.com

Jon Cassar Interviewed

With almost 50 hours of 24 to his name, Jon Cassar has experienced six of the longest days of his life over the past six years. As a director and executive producer of Fox’s seminal action-adventure show, he’s guided Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) through more hair-raising adventures than most TV characters currently on the air.But Cassar wouldn’t have it any other way. 24 is an experience he notes is unlike any other and with a 24 feature film on the boards, Jack Bauer’s long days don’t appear to be ending any time soon.

Cassar, who also released a book on the series 24: BEHIND THE SCENES, recently sat down for an exclusive interview with iF Magazine to discuss Season Six, Jack’s never-ending journey and the status of the 24 movie.

Interview with Jon Cassar, covering all the obvious topics. Some of his answers have been floating around the internet for a little while, others I guess nobody has bothered to ask until now.

source : ifmagazine.com – casting spoilers and possible plot spoilers

Cut Down On Torture

Closely linked to previous mentions on this topic, but exec producer and current showrunners Howard Gordon is now being widely quoted that for the last 10 episodes of series 6 (those yet to be shot) and in further series’,  there will be less torture scenes. Although this decision was not apparently made due to mounting pressure, but because he feels it’s become to cliched and smacks of lazy writing. Sounds abit like jumping before they could be pushed to me, but I have to say for me for its a welcome decision.

source : yourmedianews.com

A Lesson In Torture

An unlikely alliance of human rights activists, the dean of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and veteran interrogators gathered in mid-November with some of the creative forces behind ’24.’ The East Coast crowd was there to ask that torture scenes be made more authentic. They didn’t mean bloodier or more savage. Instead, they wanted ’24’ to show torture subjects taking weeks or months to break, spitting out false or unreliable intelligence, and even dying, as they do in the real world.

Another article on torture in ’24’, and that a ever growing group of people think it really is becoming an issue. Like I said about a previously posted article on the same subject – it would be nice to know what the “creative forces behind ’24’ said in reply, almost feels like there is a deeper discussion on this going on behind the scenes but that the public at large is being kept out of it.

source : indystar.com

Broadcasters are free to televise such cringe-inducing scenes of violence with relative impunity in the USA. But a new draft report from the Federal Communications Commission suggests the government may be able to limit violence on TV in a way that does not violate the Constitution.

Related article suggested that the FCC may be nearer to regulating violence (such as torture) on TV.

source : usatoday.com