Difficult Men

Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: from the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad

by Brett Martin

Hardcover, 303 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27.95 | purchase

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Title
Difficult Men
Subtitle
Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: from the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad
Author
Brett Martin

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Book Summary

An assessment of the programs that helped cable television emerge as a signature art form explores the storytelling distinctiveness and creative directions of such shows as The Wire, The Sopranos and Mad Men while sharing insights into the complicated personalities of such leading contributors as David Chase and David Simon.

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Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) are plenty difficult themselves on AMC's Breaking Bad, one of many cable shows Brett Martin discusses in his book. Frank Ockenfels/AMC hide caption

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