" L.A. 2017" is a uniquely dystopian episode of the wheel TV series The Name of the Game (1968-1971) and one directed by none other than movie legend Steven Spielberg.
What surprised me a great deal about this long-ago production was -- to take a page from Glenn's dialogue -- "how it's all remarkably consistent."
The episode is filled with odd touches (like a rock-and-roll club for senior citizens), affecting touches (a painted skyline is all that's left of surface life...), and moments of authentic pathos (the death of one of the four last fish in the world...). There's not one moment of empty air in this TV show from forty-two years ago; not one wasted breath.
Instead, Spielberg and writer Wylie fill in every inch of the movie with terrifying and memorable detail.
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