I’ve been browsing our shelves and digital collection to discover exciting movies, TV shows and books to share with our patrons. I recently watched The Player, the 1992 Golden Globe winner for Best Comedy staring Tim Robbins.
Griffin Mill 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 bottomline 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.
Watch my review, and then check out The Player on DVD.