What is it about Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? that lends so much Hollywood-worthy drama? Is it the progressively higher stakes as sweating contestants ponder harder questions for more money? Is it the dramatic lighting? The lifelines? Whatever the case, the sensationally popular TV game show has found itself at the center of several feature films and TV shows, the latest of which tells the true story of the British edition’s biggest scandal.
Quiz, an upcoming three-part AMC and ITV miniseries, stars Matthew Macfadyen as Charles Ingram, one of the most notorious contestants of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire who was famously convicted of cheating on the program. Watch the Quiz trailer below.
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You know what’s more fun than watching a quiz show? Watching a series about a scandal where a couple tried to cheat on one of the most popular television quiz shows of all-time. AMC has a story just like that coming your way next month.
Quiz is a new three-part miniseries that tells the story of how Major Charles Ingram (Matthew Macfadyen) used his wife Diana (Sian Clifford of Fleabag) and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock (Michael Jibson of Hamilton), to cheat his way to the top prize on the United Kingdom version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? during its heyday in 2001. The first Quiz teaser has just been released, giving us a better look at the series. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
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