Why you should dig HBO's 'Six Feet Under'

Barnhart, Aaron
July 2001
Electronic Media;7/30/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 31, p9
Comments on the works of writer, Alan Ball. Winning of Oscar for the screenplay of the motion picture 'American Beauty'; Description of the plot for the drama series 'Six Feet Under' for HBO.


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