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The Resource Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from "The Sopranos" and "The wire" to "Mad men" and "Breaking bad", by Brett Martin, (sound recording)

Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from "The Sopranos" and "The wire" to "Mad men" and "Breaking bad", by Brett Martin, (sound recording)

Label
Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from "The Sopranos" and "The wire" to "Mad men" and "Breaking bad"
Title
Difficult men
Title remainder
behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from "The Sopranos" and "The wire" to "Mad men" and "Breaking bad"
Statement of responsibility
by Brett Martin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
BLACP
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1972-
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Martin, Brett
Dewey number
791.450973/09049
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PN1992.8.S4
LC item number
M2655 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Keith Szarabajka
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  • Szarabajka, Keith
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
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  • Television series
  • Television broadcasting
  • Television program genres
  • Television actors and actresses
  • Cable television
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from "The Sopranos" and "The wire" to "Mad men" and "Breaking bad", by Brett Martin, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • Duration: ca. 10:30:00
  • "Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn832987097
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 10 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482913279
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9781482913279
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z7717
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)832987097
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from "The Sopranos" and "The wire" to "Mad men" and "Breaking bad", by Brett Martin, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • Duration: ca. 10:30:00
  • "Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn832987097
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 10 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482913279
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9781482913279
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z7717
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)832987097
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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