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In the “writer’s medium” of television, directors are slowly getting their due

  • Sure, filmmakers like David Lynch and Martin Scorsese have tried their hand at television. But, says Tim Goodman, “the bigger movement has been the burgeoning creative reputations of a phalanx of outstanding TV directors who were making names for themselves previously on The Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men and Breaking Bad and any number of outlets. They are a big part of the reason the medium has toned down its ‘the writer is god’ sensibilities. In the subsequent years, there's been no end to the beautiful incarnations we've seen across the board, but particularly on cable and streaming services. The number of outstanding directors — calling them ‘film’ or ‘TV’ directors seems like a ridiculous clarification these days — has increased exponentially.”

    TOPICS: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Sopranos, The Wire, TV Directors