Monday, November 3, 2014

Further Tales of the City



2001 American/Canadian Television Mini-Series
Alternate Title: Armistead Maupin's Further Tales of the City

Cast: Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney, Billy Campbell, Barbara Garrick, Mary Kay Place, Bruce McCulloch, Henry Czerny, Paul Hopkins, Jackie Burroughs, Whip Hubley, Diana Leblanc, Fran├žoise Robertson, Sandra Oh, Joel Grey and Parker Posey
Director: Pierre Gang
Writer: Armistead Maupin and James Lecesne, based on the novel by Armistead Maupin

Synopsis:
Familial relationships, clandestine romances, bold ambitions and an international tragedy complicate the lives of the residents of San Francisco's 28 Barbary Lane.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
  • OMG rating: 7/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available


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Awards:
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Television Movie.
  • Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Miniseries.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Originally published in 1982, Further Tales of the City is the third book in the Tales of the City series by San Francisco novelist Armistead Maupin, originally serialized in the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • The subplots involving Mother Mucca and Connie Bradshaw did not appear in the original novel. They were added to the television adaptation of Further Tales following the popularity of the characters in the previous two mini-series.
  • Cage Tyler, the movie star with whom Michael Tolliver has an affair, is based on Rock Hudson, who was a friend and lover of Armistead Maupin's. A the time of the novel's publication, Hudson was still closeted, so the character was not named; instead, underscores (e.g. ____ ____) were used wherever his name would have appeared.
  • Cameo appearances include Lea DeLaria, Scott Thompson and Tales author Armistead Maupin as the man leaving an adult bookstore.
  • Plans for a two-hour version of the fourth Tales novel, Babycakes, were first reported in 2003, and Maupin has completed a script. However, the project stalled and ultimately never went into production. Further Tales of the City remains to the date the last of the Tales of the City books to be adapted to film.

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