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"Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner's Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists
In Getting There: A Book of Mentors, the lauded creator candidly reveals his years of struggle—and his eventual path to success.
writing  writers  screenwriting  matthewweiner  madmen  art  artists  fastcompany 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Art of Screenwriting No. 4, Matthew Weiner
Born in 1965, Matthew Weiner is barely old enough to remember the period with which his television series Mad Men has now become almost synonymous. His office is exactly what one might hope for the creator of Don Draper: a stylish mixture of midcentury modern furniture, with a cabinet full of top-shelf liquor. But it turns out that the furniture came with the building, which was designed in 1955, and the liquor, mostly gifts, is wasted on Weiner, who hardly drinks at all.
madmen  screenwriting  writing  matthewweiner  theparisreview  interview  television 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The making and unmaking of McCabe & Mrs. Miller
So that’s what happened, according to Altman: He took an utterly conventional Western and inverted its tropes. But like the man says, yeah, these things happened, but they didn’t happen that way. McCabe was an anti-Western from its first incarnation; the miracle was that after making it through a studio development process, it remained an anti-Western.
thedissolve  mccabeandmrsmiller  film  filmmaking  writing  screenwriting  robertaltman 
october 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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