Difficult Men

Difficult Men

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A revealing look at the shows that helped TV emerge as the signature art form of the twenty-first century 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 on cable channels dramatically stretched televisiona€™s narrative inventiveness, emotional resonance, and artistic ambition. Combining deep reportage with cultural analysis and historical context, Brett Martin recounts the rise and inner workings of a genre that represents not only a new golden age for TV, but also a cultural watershed. Difficult Men features extensive interviews with all the major players, including David Chase, David Simon, David Milch, and Alan Ball; in addition to other writers, executives, directors and actors. Martin delivers never-before-heard story after story, revealing how cable television became a truly significant and influential part of our culture.And there, in the crowd, was the man himself: David Simon, fortynine years old, flown up for the day from New Orleans, where he was in the ... Two days before, Mayor Dixon had been convicted of an embezzlement scheme involving gift cards.

Title:Difficult Men
Author:Brett Martin
Publisher:Penguin - 2013-06-27


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