David Milch

Bochco was another significant guide for Milch to follow, even though the two were contemporaries. Bochco not only gave Milch the ... I think finally you know when Fat Dave came into our lives – David Milch – it never got easier – but ...

Author: Jason Jacobs

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526107091

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This book is about the life and work of David Milch, the writer who created NYPD Blue, Deadwood and a number of other important US television dramas. It provides a detailed account of Milch’s journey from academia to the heights of the television industry, locating him within the traditions of achievement in American literature over the past in order to evaluate his contribution to fiction writing. It also draws on behind-the-scenes materials to analyse the significance of NYPD Blue, Deadwood, John From Cincinatti and Luck. Contributing to academic debates in film, television and literary studies on authorship, the book will be of interest to fans of Milch’s work, as well as those engaged with the intersection between literature and popular television.


With unprecedented access, the book gives readers in-depth interviews with cast, crew, writers, designers, and historians.

Author: David Milch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA

ISBN: UOM:39015066798318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

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Explores the people, places, and history of the most dangerous settlement in the West, and looks at the characters and events captured by the HBO drama series, including interviews with the cast and photographs of the show.

TV Creators

It's the story of David Milch , one of the most respected writers in the history of television drama . David's story began in Buffalo — not exactly the epicenter of crime and adventure , yet some members of his extended family also ...

Author: James L. Longworth, Jr.

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815606524

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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ER, Law & Order, and The Sopranos are just a few of the dramas that launched a new era of television at the tum of the millennium. TV Creators gives scholars and fans alike an exclusive, firsthand account of the lives, philosophies, and contributions of the writers and producers responsible for these and other outstanding prime time programs. James Longworth affords twelve outstanding creators of television drama an open, uncensored forum in which they discuss everything from their work ethic to the political and social issues affecting the television industry.

The Wire Deadwood Homicide and NYPD Blue

Teleplay by David Milch. Story by David Milch and Steven Bochco. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. Original broadcast September 21, 1993. 49 min. • “Raging Bulls.” Written by Leonard Gardner. Story by Steven Bochco, David Milch, ...

Author: Jason P. Vest

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313378195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

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This book offers the only examination of the television writing of David Milch and David Simon as significant contributions to American culture, literature, and social realism. * Contains six chapters, each addressing a different television series or miniseries written by David Milch or David Simon, as well as an introduction and conclusion * Presents a chronological perspective on nearly 30 years of American "realistic drama" television history * Includes a standard bibliography of cited books and articles, as well as a listing of all programs and movies mentioned within the book

Dickens on Screen

It is not too much to say about the most interesting cops on television - one should add to Hill Street the even more complex creations of David Milch in his series of the 1990s , NYPD Blue - that they are continuators , and worthy ones ...

Author: John Glavin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521001242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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Television and film, not libraries or scholarship, have made Charles Dickens the most important unread novelist in English. It is not merely that millions of people feel comfortable deploying the word 'Dickensian' to describe their own and others' lives, but that many more people who have never read Dickens know what Dickensian means. They know about Dickens because they have access to over a century of adaptations for the big and small screen. Dickens on Screen, includ ing an exhaustive filmography, is an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.

The Essential HBO Reader

It is perhaps indicative of the current state of television at large, and certainly indicative of television series produced for HBO, that Deadwood (2004–) is most often referred to as “David Milch's Deadwood.

Author: Gary R. Edgerton

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813143729

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 359

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Essays on the history of HBO, a company designed to please audiences instead of advertisers, and the impact of its distinctive programming: “Recommended.” —Choice The founding of Home Box Office in the early 1970s—when it debuted by telecasting a Paul Newman movie and an NHL game to 365 households in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania—was a harbinger of the innovations that would transform television as an industry and a technology in the decades that followed. HBO quickly became synonymous with subscription television—and the leading force in cable programming. Over decades, it’s grown from a domestic movie channel to an international powerhouse with a presence in over seventy countries. It is now a full-service content provider with a distinctive brand of original programming, famed for such landmark shows as The Sopranos and Sex and the City. It’s brought us Six Feet Under and The Wire, Band of Brothers and Angels in America, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Def Comedy Jam, Inside the NFL and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Taxicab Confessions and Autopsy, and multiple Oscar-winning documentaries. The Essential HBO Reader brings together an accomplished group of scholars to explain how HBO’s programming transformed the world of television and popular culture, and provides a comprehensive and compelling examination of HBO’s development into the prototypical entertainment corporation of the twenty-first century. “An important assessment of the original programming HBO has created in the past few decades?how these programs are derived and what impact they have had.” —Choice “A thorough treatment of HBO’s programming . . . a useful addition to a growing number of books about American television in the ‘post-network’ era.” —American Studies

New York Magazine

Shaping their vivid anecdotes into serial drama is the gifted writer David Milch, co-creator of both Blue and BS. Milch, 50, is a twitchy, cerebral man who's been both a protege of Robert Penn Warren's and the steadiest customer a ...





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Literary Bent

... witted English major to overlook canonical resonance in the work of such writer - producers as David Milch , Stephen Bochco and David Kelley , John Falsey and Joshua Brand , Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz ( McGrath 53-54 ) .

Author: James D. Bloom

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812215982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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What is "literature in these postmodern, postcanonical times? And if a small number of works being written today are "literary," what distinguishes them from those many others that are not? The store managers who shelve books in separate "literature" and "fiction" sections clearly have something in mind, but they're not talking. James Bloom has his own ideas, and he is. With zest and conviction, Bloom argues that traditional aspirations to literariness persist in the poetry and fiction of writers such as Robert Stone, Jane Smiley, Salman Rushdie, Toni Morrison, Adrienne Rich, and Robert Pinsky. All, in their various ways, exhibit a critical and playful awareness of their literary antecedents, display and resist the seductions of eloquence, arouse and discipline their readers' curiosity. Bloom deftly shows how their writings negotiate with the nonliterary media that dominate our culture, even as the cultural capital of canonical authors like Shakespeare and Keats is put to work on the pages of mail-order catalogs and the New York Times, on network television, and in the products of the Disney conglomerate.

Dirty Words in Deadwood

David. Milch. at. Yale. An. Interview. Nathaniel Lewis Art and Tradition. Philosophy and Religion. ... These are some of the topics that interest David Milch, and they are among the topics through which he and Nathaniel Lewis maneuver ...

Author: Melody Graulich

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496210487

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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Dirty Words in "Deadwood" showcases literary analyses of the Deadwood television series by leading western American literary critics. Whereas previous reaction to the series has largely addressed the question of historical accuracy rather than intertextuality or literary complexity, Melody Graulich and Nicolas S. Witschi's edited volume brings a much-needed perspective to Deadwood's representation of the frontier West. As Graulich observes in her introduction: "With its emotional coherence, compelling characterizations, compressed structural brilliance, moral ambiguity, language experiments, interpretation of the past, relevance to the present, and engagement with its literary forebears, Deadwood is an aesthetic triumph as historical fiction and, like much great literature, makes a case for the humanistic value of storytelling." From previously unpublished interviews with series creator David Milch to explorations of sexuality, disability, cinematic technique, and western narrative, this collection focuses on Deadwood as a series ultimately about the imagination, as a verbal and visual construct, and as a literary masterpiece that richly rewards close analysis and interpretation.

e Pedia Game of Thrones season 6

... John Sacret Young and David E. Kelley , and David Milch and David Lynch and Robert Nathan and Edward Zwick , Charles H. Eglee , Patricia Green and John Falsey and David Milch and David Milch , Walon Green , David Milch NBC NBC NBC ...

Author: Wikipedia Contributors

Publisher: e-Pedia

ISBN: 9788026855583

Category: Reference

Page: 6107

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This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The sixth season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones premiered on HBO on April 24, 2016, and concluded on June 26, 2016. It consists of ten episodes, each of approximately 50–60 minutes, largely of original content not found in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. Some material is adapted from the upcoming sixth novel The Winds of Winter and the fourth and fifth novels, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. The series was adapted for television by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. HBO ordered the season on April 8, 2014, together with the fifth season, which began filming in July 2015 primarily in Northern Ireland, Spain, Croatia, Iceland and Canada. Each episode cost over $10 million. This book has been derived from Wikipedia: it contains the entire text of the title Wikipedia article + the entire text of all the 593 related (linked) Wikipedia articles to the title article. This book does not contain illustrations. e-Pedia (an imprint of e-artnow) charges for the convenience service of formatting these e-books for your eReader. We donate a part of our net income after taxes to the Wikimedia Foundation from the sales of all books based on Wikipedia content.

The Philosophy of the Western

Notes The epigraph is taken from David Milch, Deadwood: Stories of the Black Hills (New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2006). 1. John Locke, Two Treatises of Government, ed. Thomas Cook (New York: Haf- ner, 1947), 139. 2.

Author: Jennifer L. McMahon

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813125916

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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The great German novelist Thomas Mann implored readers to resist the persistent and growing militarism of the mid-twentieth century. To whom should we turn for guidance during this current era of global violence, political corruption, economic inequality, and environmental degradation? For more than two millennia, the worldÕs great thinkers have held that the ethically Ògood lifeÓ is the highest purpose of human existence. Renowned political philosopher Fred Dallmayr traces the development of this notion, finding surprising connections among Aristotelian ethics, Abrahamic and Eastern religious traditions, German idealism, and postindustrial social criticism. In Search of the Good Life does not offer a blueprint but rather invites readers on a cross-cultural quest. Along the way, the author discusses the teachings of Aristotle, Confucius, Nicolaus of Cusa, Leibniz, and Schiller, in addition invoking more recent writings of Gadamer and Ricoeur, as guideposts and sources of hope during our troubled times. Among contemporary themes Dallmayr discusses are the role of the classics in education, proper and improper ways of spreading democracy globally, the possibility of transnational citizenship, the problem of politicized evil, and the role of religion in our predominantly secular culture. Dallmayr restores the notion of the good life as a hallmark of personal conduct, civic virtue, and political engagement, and as the road map to enduring peace. In Search of the Good Life seeks to arouse complacent and dispirited citizens, guiding them out of the distractions of shallow amusements and perilous resentments in the direction of mutual learning and civic pedagogyÑa direction that will enable them to impose accountability on political leaders who stray from fundamental ethical standards.

The Last Western

3 David Milch, interview with Heather Havrilesky, “The Man Behind 'Deadwood,'” Salon.com, March 5, 2005, www.salon.com/2005/ 03/05/milch/; accessed February 3, 2012. 4 See Daniel Worden, “Neo-liberalism and the Western: HBO's Deadwood ...

Author: Paul Stasi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441151148

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Perhaps the most sophisticated and complex of shows in HBO's recent history, Deadwood has surprisingly little coverage in our current scholarship. Grounding contemporary anxieties about race and class, domesticity and American exceptionalism in its nineteenth-century setting, Deadwood revises our understanding of a formative period for the American nation through a re-examination of one of the main genres through which this national story has been transmitted: the Western. With contributions from scholars in American studies, literature, and film and television studies, The Last Western situates Deadwood in the context of both its nineteenth-century setting and its twenty-first-century audience. Together, these essays argue for the series as a provocative meditation on both the state and historical formation of U.S. empire, examining its treatment of sovereign power and political legitimacy, capital accumulation and dispossession, racial and gender identities, and social and family structures, while attending to the series' peculiar and evocative aesthetic forms. What emerges from this collection is the impressive range of Deadwood's often contradictory engagement with both nineteenth and twenty-first century America.

The Promise of Failure

Though Deadwood has all the earmarks of both—a historical series and a Western—the material rises above both of those pigeonholes for one reason: the vision of its creator, David Milch. For many years, according to the New Yorker ...

Author: John McNally

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609385750

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

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The Promise of Failure is part memoir of the writing life, part advice book, and part craft book; sometimes funny, sometimes wrenching, but always honest. McNally uses his own life as a blueprint for the writer’s daily struggles as well as the existential ones, tackling subjects such as when to quit and when to keep going, how to deal with depression, what risking something of yourself means, and ways to reenergize your writing through reinvention. What McNally illuminates is how rejection, in its best light, is another element of craft, a necessary stage to move the writer from one project to the next, and that it’s best to see rejection and failure on a life-long continuum so that you can see the interconnectedness between failure and success, rather than focusing on failure as a measure of self-worth. As brutally candid as McNally can sometimes be, The Promise of Failure is ultimately an inspiring book—never in a Pollyannaish self-help way. McNally approaches the reader as a sympathetic companion with cautionary tales to tell. Written by an author who has as many unpublished books under his belt as published ones, The Promise of Failure is as much for the newcomer as it is for the established writer.

The DVD Novel How the Way We Watch Television Changed the Television We Watch

is writer/producer David Milch, who has done everything possible to protect his personal vision in his previous shows, from withholding scripts from producers to overseeing the editing of his shows himself.

Author: Greg Metcalf

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313385827

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 231

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Now that television shows can live forever as DVD sets, the stories they can tell have changed; television episodes are now crafted as chapters in a season-long novel instead of free-standing stories. This book examines how this significant shift in storytelling occurred.

The Revolution Was Televised

3) Only David Milch could have written it. By some quirk of fate and nomenclature, the Holy Trinity of HBO dramas were all created by men named David: Chase on The Sopranos in 1999, Simon with The Wire in 2002, and Milch with Deadwood ...

Author: Alan Sepinwall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476739687

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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A phenomenal account, newly updated, of how twelve innovative television dramas transformed the medium and the culture at large, 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. Focusing on twelve innovative television dramas that changed the medium and the culture at large forever, including The Sopranos, Oz, The Wire, Deadwood, The Shield, Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24, Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad, Sepinwall weaves his trademark incisive criticism with highly entertaining reporting about the real-life characters and conflicts behind the scenes. Drawing on interviews with writers David Chase, David Simon, David Milch, Joel Surnow and Howard Gordon, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, and Vince Gilligan, among others, 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, one that’s as rich with drama and thrills as the very shows themselves.

Reel Vulnerability

Milch frequently defends the show's profanity as “realistic” to the historical context, in spirit if not in letter. See Joseph Millichap, “Robert Penn Warren, David Milch, and the Literary Contexts of Deadwood,” in Reading Deadwood: A ...

Author: Sarah Hagelin

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813561059

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Wonder women, G.I. Janes, and vampire slayers increasingly populate the American cultural landscape. What do these figures mean in the American cultural imagination? What can they tell us about the female body in action or in pain? Reel Vulnerability explores the way American popular culture thinks about vulnerability, arguing that our culture and our scholarship remain stubbornly invested in the myth of the helplessness of the female body. The book examines the shifting constructions of vulnerability in the wake of the cultural upheavals of World War II, the Cold War, and 9/11, placing defenseless male bodies onscreen alongside representations of the female body in the military, in the interrogation room, and on the margins. Sarah Hagelin challenges the ways film theory and cultural studies confuse vulnerability and femaleness. Such films as G.I. Jane and Saving Private Ryan, as well as such post-9/11 television shows as Battlestar Galactica and Deadwood, present vulnerable men who demand our sympathy, abused women who don’t want our pity, and images of the body in pain that do not portray weakness. Hagelin’s intent is to help scholarship catch up to the new iconographies emerging in theaters and in living rooms—images that offer viewers reactions to the suffering body beyond pity, identification with the bleeding body beyond masochism, and feminist images of the female body where we least expect to find them.

Contemporary Masculinities in the UK and the US

In the end the series offers multiple ways of reading the camp as an allegory of the founding and development of the US, of what David Milch calls a “re-enactment...of the story of Original Sin” (2006, 12). This story, as unfolded in ...

Author: Stefan Horlacher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319508207

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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This book is about ways to understand masculinity as systemic and corporeal, structural and performative all at once. It argues that the tension between an understanding of “masculinity” in the singular and “masculinities” in the plural poses a problem that can better be understood in relation to a concomitant tension: between systems on the one hand, and bodies on the other - between abstract structures such as patriarchy, kinship or even language, and the various concrete forms taken by gendered, individuated corporeality. The contributions collected here investigate how masculinities become apparent, how they take shape and what systemic functions they have. What, they ask, are the relations between the abstract and corporeal, metaphorical and metonymic manifestations of masculinity? How are we to understand masculinity as a simultaneously systemic and corporeal, performative concept?

Damned If You Do

But there is enough of Rousseau in David Milch to raise doubts about the viability of this solution, and leave us wondering if living under govern! ment, especially in a large nation-state, requires too much of a sacrifice of our ...

Author: Margaret S. Hrezo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739138151

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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These essays showcase the value of the narrative arts in investigating complex conflicts of value in moral and political life, and explore the philosophical problem of moral dilemmas as expressed in ancient drama, classic and contemporary novels, television, film, and popular fiction. From Aeschylus to Deadwood, from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Harry Potter, the authors show how the narrative arts provide some of our most valuable instruments for complex and sensitive moral inquiry.

Engaging the Past

Wikipedia regards both Mad Men and Deadwood as costume dramas (“Costume Drama,” Wikipedia, n.d., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Costume_drama), but, as my analysis suggests, they have greater historical ambition. David Milch, “The Real ...

Author: Alison Landsberg

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231539463

Category: History

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Reading films, television dramas, reality shows, and virtual exhibits, among other popular texts, Engaging the Past examines the making and meaning of history for everyday viewers. Contemporary media can encourage complex interactions with the past that have far-reaching consequences for history and politics. Viewers experience these representations personally, cognitively, and bodily, but, as this book reveals, not just by identifying with the characters portrayed. Some of the works considered in this volume include the films Hotel Rwanda (2004), Good Night and Good Luck (2005), and Milk (2008); the television dramas Deadwood, Mad Men, and Rome; the reality shows Frontier House, Colonial House, and Texas Ranch House; and The Secret Annex Online, accessed through the Anne Frank House website, and the Kristallnacht exhibit, accessed through the Unites States Holocaust Museum website. These mass cultural texts cultivate what Alison Landsberg calls an "affective engagement" with the past, tying the viewer to an event or person and fostering a sense of intimacy that does more than transport the viewer back in time. Affect, she suggests, can also work to disorient the viewer, forcibly pushing him or her out of the narrative and back into his or her own body. By analyzing these specific popular history formats, Landsberg shows the unique way they provoke historical thinking and produce historical knowledge, prompting a reconsideration of what constitutes history and an understanding of how history works in the contemporary mediated public sphere.

Pity the Reader

A student, David Milch, presented a story that ridiculed businessmen. The generation gap and “Don't trust anyone over 30” was then prime-time, as well as rage at the military-industrial complex, corporations, and the men who ran them.

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795352836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 431

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“A rich, generous book about writing and reading and Kurt Vonnegut as writer, teacher, and friend . . . Every page brings pleasure and insight.”—Gail Godwin, New York Times bestselling author Here is an entirely new side of Kurt Vonnegut, Vonnegut as a teacher of writing. Of course he’s given us glimpses before, with aphorisms and short essays and articles and in his speeches. But never before has an entire book been devoted to Kurt Vonnegut the teacher. Here is pretty much everything Vonnegut ever said or wrote having to do with the writing art and craft, altogether a healing, a nourishing expedition. His former student, Suzanne McConnell, has outfitted us for the journey, and in these 37 chapters covers the waterfront of how one American writer brought himself to the pinnacle of the writing art, and we can all benefit as a result. Kurt Vonnegut was one of the few grandmasters of American literature, whose novels continue to influence new generations about the ways in which our imaginations can help us to live. Few aspects of his contribution have not been plumbed—fourteen novels, collections of his speeches, his essays, his letters, his plays—so this fresh view of him is a bonanza for writers and readers and Vonnegut fans everywhere. “Part homage, part memoir, and a 100% guide to making art with words, Pity the Reader: On Writing with Style is a simply mesmerizing book, and I cannot recommend it highly enough!”—Andre Dubus III, #1 New York Times bestselling author “The blend of memory, fact, keen observation, spellbinding descriptiveness and zany characters that populated Vonnegut’s work is on full display here.”—James McBride, National Book Award-winning author