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Watch: 26-Minute Visual Essay About ‘Deadwood’ Before This Weekend's HBO 3-Season Marathon

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 14, 2014 11:26 AM
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In Brett Martin’s wonderful book “Difficult Men: Behind The Scenes of a Creative Revolution,” the creation of David Milch’s HBO series “Deadwood” seems a potent mix of chance, ingenuity, and years of passionate, hard work. There are the tales: of Milch rewriting entire scenes on-set as the actors wait, stormy dynamics between the writing staff, and of three brilliant seasons of TV before it abruptly ended. But what’s on-screen is just as vivid and fascinating as what occurred behind the scenes, and now a new visual essay takes an involved look at the entire series, and as Milch and co. as “dramatic anthropologists” throughout.

6 TV Shows We'd Like To See Get The Big-Screen, 'Veronica Mars' Treatment

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 12, 2014 2:00 PM
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6 TV Shows We'd Like To See Get The Big-Screen
Even for the non-marshmallows among us, the “Veronica Mars” movie, which hits theaters this week (our SXSW review here), being brought back from the dead by a combination of fan activism, creator and cast agitation and Kickstarter-related chutzpah, is at the very least an interesting phenomenon. The long-defunct TV show that gets its day on the big screen with original cast intact is a rare and precious event achieved by only a few, but the possibility is often endlessly bandied around for many for years after the show has ended.

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