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Author Martin, Brett, 1972-

Title Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from the Sopranos and the wire to Mad men and Breaking bad [sound recording] / by Brett Martin.

Imprint [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Audiobook CD Non-Fiction  CD 791.45 M379    ---  Available
Edition Unabridged.
Description 8 sound discs (ca. 10 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Title from container.
Compact disc.
Duration: ca. 10:30:00.
"Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
Performer Read by Keith Szarabajka.
Summary 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. 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 television but also a cultural watershed.
Source Audio Editions 2013 PARS
Subject Television series.
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects.
Television program genres.
Television actors and actresses -- Interviews.
Cable television -- History.
Added Author Szarabajka, Keith.
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ISBN 9781482913286
Music No. Z7717 Blackstone Audio

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