This is a project I co-wrote with John Mankiewicz and directed, back in the day (1999), for ABC network television. The cinematography, by Greg Gardiner, is fantastic. He used a package of hand-ground lenses from the early seventies that had been used in some Don Siegel films, which gives it the creamy period light refraction we remember from classics like Bullitt. It was beloved, and doomed from the start: the day before I began shooting, an ABC executive called to tell me that there was no way 68 would ever make it to series because of all the hefty commitments they had with major showrunners. But good luck, he said, “it’s my absolute favorite script this season.”
Sigh.