The Cabin in the Woods 4/15/12
Just as early on though, were shown that there is more going on here: everything is monitored by a small team of white coats, watching from a control room.
What Doran does is to take those characters and strip them down to the simplest, cleanest motives presented in the text, and provide them life in actors who are highly skilled and experienced with the characters, and put them on a set that is as austere as the production itself.
Get Carter 3/01/08
Michael Caine did a great job with the emotional life of the character, ranging from vengeance-driven violence to one very quiet moment when he learns that a loved one has been victimized.
The hour and a half documentary centers on NY Times crossword editor Will Shortz, but includes input from puzzle makers, famous puzzle fans and puzzle tournament champs.
Part of the realism comes from the fact that many of the stories either happened to one or the other of the writers, or came from people they knew.