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is best known for his work on NBC's Saturday Night Live, particularly for his filmed "Schiller's Reels" and "Schillervision" segments from 1975 through 1990. Examples [mouseover for more details on each]
: [ Don't Look Back in Anger
• Java Junkie
• Falling in Love
• The Land Before Television
• Swedish TV One investigates Hidden Camera Commercials: What Are They Hiding?
• Broadway Story
• Search For Akasa
There are more Schiller's Reels that I couldn't find online, but the snltranscripts.jt.org site provides us with the scripts to:
• Death, The Great Enigma
• Norm MacDonald in "Will Work for Food"
• La Dolce Gilda
...plus, a bonus, unreleased Schiller's Reel -- the making of "Tortoise Man"
, starring Chris Farley as a man who assumes the shape of his car.
Schiller also produced and/or directed:
• A fuil-length documentary, Henry Miller Asleep and Awake
, a slice of Henry Miller's life at 81 years old, "a guided tour of the pictures and artefacts of his bathroom" [trailer] [interview about making the film]
• Nothing Lasts Forever (1983)
, an unreleased feature-length starring Zach Galligan, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, written and directed by Tom Schiller and produced by Lorne Michaels, with music by Howard Stone. [trailer]
...he went on to direct over 500 commercials as well. Here's a sampling:
For Eyes 1 2 3
• Lawn Boy
• NAPA auto parts
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Adidas 1 2
• Forth Worth Zoo
• Take a Break magazine
• TGI Friday's