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From the creator of the award-winning Deadwood, comes a vividly illustrated and riveting companion volume to one of television’s most popular series.

After just two seasons, the HBO® drama Deadwood has become one of cable's highest rated series, a symbol of how great television can be when pushed to its limits. From the masterful acting to the surprisingly credible re-creation of a Western gold-rush town to the provocative dialogue, Deadwood is television made at the highest level of craft. Now, through the eyes of series creator David Milch, the Emmy® and Golden Globe award-winning drama comes to life like never before.

Imaginatively rendered and lavishly illustrated, Deadwood: Stories of the Black Hills is an unprecedented look at the people, places, and history of Deadwood, as seen and imagined by the show's creator, chief writer, and executive producer David Milch. Through in-depth discussions of the themes and motivations that run throughout Deadwood — from violence to gold to profane language — Milch sheds light on the characters and events of Deadwood. Fresh interviews with the Deadwood cast, never before seen photographs of the show, and dozens of historical photographs and objects vividly bring the most dangerous settlement in the West to life.

Much more than a companion to the series, this book is an integral part of the show's storied mythology, as it examines, in great detail, the fascinating intersection of historical fact and inventive fiction — from Custer's opening of the Black Hills (and defeat by the Sioux), to the compelling story of the frontier Chinese, who endured years of racism in order to survive in the West.

Entertaining and illuminating, Deadwood: Stories of the Black Hills provides a mesmerizing portrait of both the American West and one of the most captivating shows on television today.

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With unprecedented access, the book gives readers in-depth interviews with cast, crew, writers, designers, and historians. Original, specially commissioned photography provides a fresh look at the people and places of Deadwood, with new portraits of the lead characters (based on actual persons), detailed depictions of the set (including the Gem Saloon and Jack Langrishe's theater), and images revealing how the show is made, from costuming and makeup to the mixing of Deadwood mud. A provocative, entertaining, and always evocative portrait of an era.

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After just two seasons, Deadwood® has become one of cable's highest rated series, a symbol of how great television can be when pushed to its limits. From the masterful acting to the surprisingly credible re-creation of a Western gold-rush town to the grippingly profane dialogue, Deadwood® is television made at the highest level of craft. Deadwood® is a vividly illustrated and comprehensive companion volume that brings fans behind the scenes to get the full story of HBO®'s award-winning drama--from Custer's opening of the Black Hills (and defeat by the Sioux), to the compelling story of the frontier Chinese and how they braved racism and formed a shadowy society in the west. With unprecedented access, the book gives readers in-depth interviews with cast, crew, writers, designers, and historians. Original, specially commissioned photography provides a fresh look at the people and places of Deadwood®, with new portraits of the lead characters (based on actual persons), detailed depictions of the set (including the Gem Saloon and Jack Langrishe's theater), and images revealing how the show is made, from costuming and makeup to the mixing of Deadwood® mud. A provocative, entertaining, and always evocative portrait of an era.

Synopsis:

Vividly illustrated and comprehensive, this companion volume brings fans behind the scenes to get the full story of HBO's award-winning drama. Photos.

About the Author

David Milch is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director. He spent five seasons with Hill Street Blues as executive story editor and executive producer. In 1992, Milch co-created the history-making police drama NYPD Blue, which earned high ratings and multiple Emmy® Awards, including Best Drama Series and Best Writing in a Drama. He is the creator of Deadwood®, which received 11 Emmy nominations in its first season (winning two), and earned McShane a Golden Globe for Best Actor. He lives in California.

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SKent42, October 29, 2006 (view all comments by SKent42)
This book is a loving tribute to the popular HBO television show. Almost put together in an artful 'scrapbook format,' it is chock full of anecdotes, photos, sidebars, stories, although strictly for the fan. Creator David Milch takes us on the journey of the creation of this adaptation of our unique history, the settling of illegal land in the Black Hills of South Dakota when gold was discovered in 1874. The stars of the show - Ian McShane as Al Swearengen, Molly Parker as Alma Garrett, Robin Weigart as Calamity Jane, etc. - give their own unique slant as to the their character. 'Antiqued' photos portray the stars of the show as the characters they play, and many memorable scenes are recreated in pictures throughout the book. It is an artful extension of the television performance, and bonus, a delightful desk reference or coffee table entertainment.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596912397
Author:
Milch, David
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
General
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Black hills (s.d. and wyo.)
Subject:
Deadwood (S.D.)
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
Film and Television-Media Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw illustrations throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.38 x 8.18 x 1.075 in

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Product details 224 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781596912397 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With unprecedented access, the book gives readers in-depth interviews with cast, crew, writers, designers, and historians. Original, specially commissioned photography provides a fresh look at the people and places of Deadwood, with new portraits of the lead characters (based on actual persons), detailed depictions of the set (including the Gem Saloon and Jack Langrishe's theater), and images revealing how the show is made, from costuming and makeup to the mixing of Deadwood mud. A provocative, entertaining, and always evocative portrait of an era.
"Synopsis" by ,
After just two seasons, Deadwood® has become one of cable's highest rated series, a symbol of how great television can be when pushed to its limits. From the masterful acting to the surprisingly credible re-creation of a Western gold-rush town to the grippingly profane dialogue, Deadwood® is television made at the highest level of craft. Deadwood® is a vividly illustrated and comprehensive companion volume that brings fans behind the scenes to get the full story of HBO®'s award-winning drama--from Custer's opening of the Black Hills (and defeat by the Sioux), to the compelling story of the frontier Chinese and how they braved racism and formed a shadowy society in the west. With unprecedented access, the book gives readers in-depth interviews with cast, crew, writers, designers, and historians. Original, specially commissioned photography provides a fresh look at the people and places of Deadwood®, with new portraits of the lead characters (based on actual persons), detailed depictions of the set (including the Gem Saloon and Jack Langrishe's theater), and images revealing how the show is made, from costuming and makeup to the mixing of Deadwood® mud. A provocative, entertaining, and always evocative portrait of an era.
"Synopsis" by , Vividly illustrated and comprehensive, this companion volume brings fans behind the scenes to get the full story of HBO's award-winning drama. Photos.

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