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James Andrew Miller is an award-winning journalist and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN and Live from New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests.

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1957
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Educação
Occidental College
Oxford University
Harvard University
Ocupação
producer
consultant
Organizações
USA Network
CNN

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Tinder Box HBO's Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers em Reviews of Early Reviewers Books (Fevereiro 2022)

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753 pages long.....and about half of it was the business end of ESPN. Ok, that was not what I was looking for. I did get some inside dirt, but all the deals and figures and counter offers and buyouts really bored me. Worth picking up for the other stuff....stories are told by the tv personalities own words, and it's interesting to see (for example) how Kornheiser says "A" and then Tirico says "B", one paragraph right after another. Too bad we won't know which story is true.
 
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kwskultety | outras 6 resenhas | Jul 4, 2023 |
Tinderbox is built on the gambit of having two elements operating in parallel. The first is the business history of HBO and the second is brief synopses and dirt around the creation of many[1] of their most popular shows.

I assume the more casual reader is interested in bunches of details about the tribulations involved in making The Sopranos instead of a multi-generational [b:Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco|781182|Barbarians at the Gate The Fall of RJR Nabisco|Bryan Burrough|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1442897076l/781182._SY75_.jpg|1011004]-style story of corporate intrigue and idiocy, but it was the latter that I found fascinating. As regards the intertwining of the personal and political when it comes to ostensible leadership, I’ve not read anything better.

But eventually, as maverick personalities are replaced by standard company types the interesting part of the story becomes inert, and all that is left is, well, Game of Thrones the TV show, rather than the game of thrones happening behind the scenes that became depressingly predictable.

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[1] Comedies such as Tenacious D and Mr. Show are not even mentioned.
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danieljensen | outras 9 resenhas | Oct 14, 2022 |
Reading this a couple of weeks before the 40th anniversary show was completely worth the time.
 
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ByronDB | outras 20 resenhas | May 17, 2022 |
Esta resenha foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Resenhistas do LibraryThing.
“Peak TV” fans will be interested in this oral history of HBO. Incorporating the voices of both behind the scenes execs and actors, this book attempts to touch on every HBO highlight, even the ones you’ve forgotten about. Anecdotes about shows and actors include the good, the bad, and the ugly, including fan favorites. But real drama also can be found in the network boardroom, where there’s so much intrigue you’ll think you’re reading Game of Thrones (with golden parachutes). 
 
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annez | outras 9 resenhas | Mar 4, 2022 |

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