The WOW series produced by Gabriel Rotello, Movies That Shook the World, premieres tonight at 10 on AMC with a probing look at the bunny-boiling, stalking-psycho gestalt of Fatal Attraction, featuring interviews with stars Glenn Close, Anne Archer, and Michael Douglas; producer Sherry Lansing; and director Adrian Lyne. “It’s a series everyone should see,” said the Hollywood Reporter calling it “compelling” and “hugely satisfying.”
The opening installment tracks 1987’s blockbuster hit “Fatal Attraction.” Every stone is turned; every possible aspect of the movie’s huge cultural impact shows up here. Sherry Lansing, who produced the megahit with Stanley Jaffe, talks on-camera about how they saw a rather mild English movie about a woman who gets revenge on her married weekend lover by calling his wife in the end. How did this fairly ordinary story get turned into a cautionary tale galore/horror flick with a crazed Glenn Close going after (heroic) Michael Douglas?
Fenton Bailey would like to toot the very sizable horn of the series’ supervising producer Gabriel Rotello.
Nathalie Aaron and Jim Eckels and the entire team on Movies That Shook The World have done a fabulous job, but the man behind the magic of the entire series, in addition to several individual episodes, is in fact Gabriel Rotello. Gabriel has famously produced and co-directed Hidden Fuhrer: Debating The Enigma of Hitler’s Sexuality, co-produced Monica In Black and White, associate produced The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Party Monster, the Shockumentary. He has also produced several other WOW series such as Super Secret Movie Rules on Vh1, The Reality of Reality on Bravo and Hollywood Fashion Machine, which was his first gig with AMC.