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Alan Ball Interview (Ideas at the House)

Alan Ball Interview (Ideas at the House)

alanball1Just published is an interview with Alan Ball, creator of True Blood and Six Feet Under. In the video, Alan talks about his first job writing for television and how that experience motivated him to write American Beauty, which went on to win 5 Academy Awards. He also discusses True Blood and how different writing for television is from film and how much more freedom you have on cable to write what you want.
 

 
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    June 28, 2013

    A very thoughtful and interesting interview. I appreciate learning about Alan’s writing background. I certainly have very limited knowledge when it comes to writing for movies or for television. But from a consumer standpoint it seems to me that television (and especially cable) is producing original, imaginative series. I certainly can’t say the same for what shows up on my theatre screens. There are exceptions, of course, but they are very few.

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    June 28, 2013

    Oh yeah, that was when he was in Sydney in september 2011. If you want the whole thing, it’s here:
    http://play.sydneyoperahouse.com/index.php/media/1476-alan-ball-vampires-death-the-mundane.html

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    June 28, 2013

    Very detailed descriptions of his “resume” and why he is such a coveted and talented writer. I can now see his journey much better from his beginnings here in LA and then to HBO and True Blood. To me it actually explained some of the things he’s written for True Blood and WHY he wrote them that way. I have at times wondered how he got so “out there” with the shock value and “not articulating the sub text”….as in letting us draw the conclusions for the story line in each episode. made for an interesting video to me.

    THANKS! Enjoyed this immensely!

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