I love the TV series Deadwood. How much? Put it this way, it is still on the top of my list of recent favourite TV show even I was at a total lost 20% of the time of what the the characters were saying to each other. The acting and script were that good.
So it is my pleasure for me to share a “lucky” find from MIT TechTV with you. Here is a link to a MIT Lecture (1 hr 23 min long) with David Milch, Creator, Executive Producer and Writer, DEADWOOD, HBO (YouTube). Hope you will enjoy David’s insight.
Note 1: I think this is the New Yorker Mark Singer Profile piece that was mentionied, “The Misfit:How David Milch got from “NYPD Blue” to “Deadwood” by way of an Epistle of St. Paul.”
Note 2: By the way, watching this deep and personal chat with David Milch, it reminds me very much of the heart-felt master class with filmmaker Anthony Thomas at Banff 2007 (see also here).
2016 Feb 17 Update: Here is an older 2005 New Yorker profile, “The Misfit – How David Milch got from “NYPD Blue” to “Deadwood” by way of an Epistle of St. Paul.”
Here is a lengthy and detailed article about David in The Hollywood Reporter today, “How the $100 Million ‘NYPD Blue’ Creator Gambled Away His Fortune“
[…] Arguing to death, Fourth branch of gov & A Socratic Dialogue I enjoyed reading The Economist’s “The tyranny of the majority: The fourth branch of government has run amok in parts of America” and ended up also enjoying “Arguing to death: From Socrates, history’s quintessential nonconformist, lessons for America today” the way I enjoyed the TV series Deadwood. […]