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Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution : from the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad men and Breaking bad, Brett Martin

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Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution : from the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad men and Breaking bad
Title
Difficult men
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behind the scenes of a creative revolution : from the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad men and Breaking bad
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Brett Martin
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eng
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"In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began an unprecedented transformation. While the networks continued to chase the lowest common denominator, a wave of new shows, first on premium cable channels like HBO and then basic cable networks like FX and AMC, dramatically stretched television's narrative inventiveness, emotional resonance, and artistic ambition. No longer necessarily concerned with creating always-likable characters, plots that wrapped up neatly every episode, or subjects that were deemed safe and appropriate, shows such as The Wire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Deadwood, The Shield, and more tackled issues of life and death, love and sexuality, addiction, race, violence, and existential boredom. This revolution happened at the hands of a new breed of auteur: the all-powerful writer-show runner. These were men nearly as complicated, idiosyncratic, and "difficult" as the conflicted protagonists that defined the genre."-- Provided by publisher
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Difficult men
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Since when have morally ambiguous "good" guys becomes so hot in TV? In a fascinating assessment of programs that have helped TV emerge as a legitimate creative art form over the last 15 years, author Brett Martin explores the unique writing and production choices that have place shows like The Wire, Deadwood, The Sopranos, and Mad Men a cut above. Full of both serious commentary and behind-the-scenes info, this is a great read for anyone interested in today's more challenging shows. - Description by Shauna Griffin
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DLC
Dewey number
791.450973/09049
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.S4
LC item number
M2655 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad
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behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad
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Brett Martin
Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution : from the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad men and Breaking bad, Brett Martin
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Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution : from the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad men and Breaking bad, Brett Martin
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Contents
Previously on. In this maligned medium ; Which films? ; A great notion ; Should we do this? Can we do this? -- The beast in He. Difficult men ; The arguer ; The magic Hubig's ; Being the boss ; A big piece of equipment ; Have a take. Try not to suck -- The inheritors. Shooting the dog ; See you at the Emmys ; The happiest room in Hollywood
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25 cm
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Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781594204197
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012047001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Note
cat13
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illustrations
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  • ocn826121185
  • (OCoLC)826121185
  • 1146659

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