The Real Work Behind HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'

November 2, 2014 9:20 PM

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The Real Work Behind HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'

HBO’s two-part miniseries Olive Kitteridge boasts a knockout lead performance by Frances McDormand. The seemingly subtle, restrained drama is a surprisingly juicy, emotional, riveting character study about marriage, mental illness, human connection, and death. It premieres tonight, and it’s one of the best shows of the year by far, on the big or small screen.

Jane Anderson (Mad Men, Normal, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom) adapted the screenplay from Elizabeth Strouts’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name. Oscar nominee Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right, Laurel Canyon, High Art) directed, and ...

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