Difficult men: behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from the Sopranos and the wire to Mad men and Breaking bad

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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. "--
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subject_facetActors -- United States -- Interviews
Actors and actresses -- United States -- Interviews
Cable television -- United States -- History
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Television actors and actresses -- United States -- Interviews
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States
Television program genres -- United States
Television series -- United States
title_displayDifficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from The Sopranos and The wire to Mad men and Breaking bad
title_fullDifficult 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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title_shortDifficult men
title_subbehind the scenes of a creative revolution: from the Sopranos and the wire to Mad men and Breaking bad
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Actors and actresses
Cable television
History
Social aspects
Television actors and actresses
Television broadcasting
Television program genres
Television series