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Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical CompanionAbrams Press #ad - Breaking bad 101 collects esteemed critic alan sepinwall’s Uproxx popular Breaking Bad recaps in book form, featuring new, exclusive essays and completely revised and updated commentary—as well as insights from and interviews with the creative masterminds behind Breaking Bad. Created by vince gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter White played by Bryan Cranston into a cold, calculating meth kingpin.
. The ultimate critical companion for one of the greatest television dramas of all time, funny, Breaking Bad 101 offers fans Sepinwall’s smart, and incisive analysis of the psychology and filmmaking craft behind each episode and celebrates the series’ unique place in pop-culture history. Amc’s breaking bad is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time.
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The Sopranos SessionsAbrams Press #ad - Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator david chase, its graphic depictions of violence, as well as selections from the authors’ archival writing on the series, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show’s artistry, themes, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.
. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranoslaunched our current age of prestige television, Breaking Bad, The Wire, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, and Game of Thrones. On january 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist’s office and changed TV history.
The Sopranos Sessions #ad - As tv critics for tony soprano’s hometown paper, new jersey’s The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut, a collection of recaps, conversations, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, and critical essays covering every episode.
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The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who ChangeGallery Books #ad - Focusing on twelve innovative television dramas that changed the medium and the culture at large forever, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, The Shield, Lost, Oz, The Wire, Friday Night Lights, Deadwood, 24, and Breaking Bad, including The Sopranos, Mad Men, Sepinwall weaves his trademark incisive criticism with highly entertaining reporting about the real-life characters and conflicts behind the scenes.
A phenomenal account, of how twelve innovative television dramas transformed the medium and the culture at large, newly updated, featuring Sepinwall’s take on the finales of Mad Men and Breaking Bad. In the revolution was televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the past fifteen years.
The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Change #ad - Drawing on interviews with writers david chase, damon lindelof and carlton cuse, joel surnow and howard Gordon, among others, and Vince Gilligan, along with the network executives responsible for green-lighting these groundbreaking shows, The Revolution Was Televised is the story of a new golden age in TV, David Milch, David Simon, one that’s as rich with drama and thrills as the very shows themselves.
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Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical CompanionAbrams #ad - The complete series—all seven seasons and ninety-two episodes—is covered. Mad men carousel is an episode-by-episode guide to all seven seasons of AMC's Mad Men. . Clarke’s restaurant and the old penn station; the inventions of the birth control pill, and the Apollo Lunar Module; the release of the Beatles’ Revolver and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds; and all the wars, the Xerox machine, assassinations, protests, and murders that cast a bloody pall over a chaotic decade.
Mad men carousel is named after an iconic moment from the show’s first-season finale, “The Wheel, ” wherein Don delivers an unforgettable pitch for a new slide projector that’s centered on the idea of nostalgia: “the pain from an old wound. This book will soothe the most ardent Mad Men fan’s nostalgia for the show.
Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion #ad - This book collects tv and movie critic matt zoller seitz’s celebrated Mad Men recaps—as featured on New York magazine's Vulture blog—for the first time, including never-before-published essays on the show’s first three seasons. Seitz’s writing digs deep into the show’s themes, and filmmaking, performances, examining complex and sometimes confounding aspects of the series.
New viewers, who will want to binge-watch their way through one of the most popular TV shows in recent memory, will discover a spoiler-friendly companion to one of the most multilayered and mercurial TV shows of all time. It's the perfect gift for Mad Men fans and obsessives. Each episode review also includes brief explanations of locations, and scientific advancements that are important to the characters, events, consumer products, such as P.
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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 #ad
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Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking BadPenguin Books #ad - Difficult men features extensive interviews with all the major players, David Simon, David Milch, executives, including David Chase, and Alan Ball; in addition to other writers, directors and actors. While the networks continued to chase the lowest common denominator, emotional resonance, a wave of new shows on cable channels dramatically stretched television’s narrative inventiveness, 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. Martin delivers never-before-heard story after story, revealing how cable television became a truly significant and influential part of our culture.
Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad #ad - A revealing look at the shows that helped tv emerge as the signature art form of the twenty-first centuryIn the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began an unprecedented transformation.
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All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire®Crown Archetype #ad - Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology. The show's actors, such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael B. It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made.
. The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved tv show the Wire, and others involved in its creationSince its final episode aired in 2008, directors, as told by the actors, writers, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own.
All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire® #ad - With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, and complete account of The Wire, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, compelling, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation.
When critics compile lists of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time, The Wire routinely takes the top spot. Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy.
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1968: The Year That Rocked the WorldBallantine Books #ad - It was the year that an amazed world watched the first live telecast from outer space, and that TV news expanded to half an hour. People think of it as the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. The kentucky derby winner was stripped of the crown for drug use. Everything was disrupted. And bobby kennedy assassinations; the riots at the democratic national convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the generation gap, avant-garde theater, the birth of the women’s movement, and the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union.
The impact was huge, not only on the antiwar movement, but also on the medium itself. Both the cannes film festival and the Venice Biennale were forced to shut down by protesters. For the first time, americans watched that day’s battle–the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive–on the evening news. And the miss america pageant was stormed by feminists carrying banners that introduced to the television-watching public the phrase “women’s liberation.
1968: The Year That Rocked the World #ad - Kurlansky shows how the coming of live television made 1968 the first global year. In the middle east, Yasir Arafat’s guerilla organization rose to prominence. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King Jr.
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All Due Respect . . . The Sopranos Changes Everything: A Chapter From The Revolution Was Televised by Alan SepinwallGallery Books #ad - Drawing on a new interview with creator David Chase, Sepinwall weaves fascinating behind-the-scenes details about the show with his trademark incisive criticism—including his theory on the controversial series finale. The sopranos is the one show that made the world realize something special was happening on television.
. It rewrote the rules and made tv a better, even as it was telling the story of a bunch of stubborn, ignorant, happier place for thinking viewers, miserable excuses for human beings" From All Due Respect…The Sopranos Changes Everything. In this chapter from the critically acclaimed book The Revolution Was Televised, Alan Sepinwall explores why The Sopranos was critical to ushering in a new golden age in television.
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TV The Book: Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All TimeGrand Central Publishing #ad - Using a complex, they've created a pantheon of top TV shows, obsessively all- encompassing scoring system, each accompanied by essays delving into what made these shows great. Sepinwall and Seitz's argument has ended. Is the wire better than breaking bad? is cheers better than seinfeld? what's the best high school show ever made? why did moonlighting really fall apart? Was the Arrested Development Netflix season brilliant or terrible?For twenty years-since they shared a TV column at Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper-critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz have been debating these questions and many more, but it all ultimately boils down to this: What's the greatest TV show ever? That debate reaches an epic conclusion in TV THE BOOK.
TV The Book: Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time #ad - Now it's time for yours to begin! From vintage classics like the twilight zone and i love lucy to modern masterpieces like Mad Men and Friday Night Lights, from huge hits like All in the Family and ER to short-lived favorites like Firefly and Freaks and Geeks, TV THE BOOK will bring the triumphs of the small screen together in one amazing compendium.
Sepinwall and seitz have identified and ranked the 100 greatest scripted shows in American TV history.
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The Sopranos, The Vanity Fair Oral HistoryVanity Fair #ad - On the fifth anniversary of the show’s hotly debated series finale, the untold, in 2007, Vanity Fair releases a 20, 000-word e-book, behind-the-scenes story of The Sopranos. With this oral history, expanded from the article in the magazine’s April 2012 issue, The Sopranos cast and crew—from creator David Chase and James Gandolfini Tony Soprano, to Edie Falco Carmela Soprano and Lorraine Bracco Dr.
Sam kashner and jim kelly lead readers through the writers’ room where mad men creator matthew weiner and boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter cut their teeth, Livia, behind the cameras, through the grueling shooting schedules during which the late Nancy Marchand Tony Soprano’s mother, and through the “whackings” of Big Pussy, slapped herself with pepperoni to try to lighten the mood, Adriana La Cerva, and Bobby “Bacala.
The Sopranos, The Vanity Fair Oral History #ad - The book discusses the show’s soundtrack which ranged from bruce Springsteen to Britney Spears, from Journey to The Rolling Stones and influences from Goodfellas to The Three Stooges and, how much it is the creation of a singular genius, above all else, David Chase. Or so we thought. ”. Unfortunately, no one will ever watch this show, but you guys have been great.
And that was the end. Melfi—give their unexpurgated thoughts on the show’s ambiguous ending and the possibilities of a Sopranos movie. First airing in 1999, the sopranos may be the best television show of all time, forever changing the public’s expectations of what a television series can be and winning 21 Emmy Awards during its eight-year run.
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