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With 'Horace and Pete,' Louis C.K. drops a drama on the Internet

With 'Horace and Pete,' Louis C.K. drops a drama on the Internet

Unexpectedly and without notice, as if he were a pop star, Louis C.K. sent a drama out into the world Saturday, via his website, with the message, "Hi there. Horace and Pete Episode 1 is available for download. $5. We hope you like it."

Written and directed by C.K. and shot multi-camera with long lenses in what might be called a variable proscenium-style, mostly on one set, "Horace and Pete" unfolds over the course of 67 minutes like a stage play, and seemingly in real time. Like Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh," it takes place in a bar, one almost old enough to have contained the action of that...

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