Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad - Brett Martin

Difficult Men is a chronicle of the first wave of Cable's original network programming and its impact on the future of television. The title refers both to the shows' protagonists and their odd creators. There’s the cantankerous and black-humored "Sopranos" creator David Chase. "Deadwood"'s David Milich with his “inspirational” drug use and almost-shaman like writing process; "Mad Men"'s obsessive and prickly Matthew Weiner; and "The Wire"’s David Simon who used the medium to conduct blistering attacks on the rot at the heart of public institutions. Author Brett Martin illustrates how each of these men worked through the ranks of television to eventually wield unprecedented creative power and change the industry forever.

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ISBN: 9780143125693
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Published: Penguin Books - July 29th, 2014