Alan Ball Interview Part 2 – From Six Feet Under to True Blood
Following and completing Part 1 (and as it is often the case), here is the second hour of Alan Ball’s Interview. It really focuses on his HBO shows, and there are some spoilers, so make sure you check the breakdown below the video if you want to avoid them.
I find his comment about The Writing Process on His Show particularly interesting, and it’s minute 32.
00:10: About going from writing Sitcoms to Drama
01:18: ABout Six Feet Under Drama and Humor
02:28: About blending reality and fantasy + flash backs
03:30: About the freedom HBO gives him
05:10: About having a favorite character to write for in 6 Feet Under
06:06: About having an idea where it was going
06:21: About a typical production week on 6 Feet Under
07:30: About the casting process for 6 Feet Under
09:00: About getting the characters to be endearing
11:00: About each character’s arc (SPOILER ALERT)
17:35: About 9/11 affecting the show
18:42: About Six Feet Under’s Finale (SPOILER ALERT)
20:00: About being nominated for 6 Emmys and winning an Award
21:38: About Six Feet Under’s legacy
22:15: About coming up with True Blood
24:39: About the premise of the show
25:45: About his involvement on the show
26:00: About going for a supernatural story
27:00: About the difference between the show and the books
27:38: About fans reactions toward the changes from the books
28:00: About Charlene’s involvement and where she is heading
29:00: About choosing her world
30:00: About vampires being so successful
32:00: About the writing process on the show
33:00: About vampires being a metaphors for gay people or not
34:30: About the show might say about life in the south
35:30: About mortality in this show
36:00: About censorship
37:35: About having a preferred character to write for
38:00: About the casting process
39:23: About how each characters’ evolved.
43:00: About having a favorite episode
44:30: About the six minisodes to tease S3
45:10: About the role of internet in the series life
46:20: About the fifth season
46:50: About current projects
48:00: About the key to create a successful tv show
49:21: About giving advise to someone starting writing and wanted to write for tv
50:30: About picking the highlight of his career so far.
51:37: about where he sees himself in 10 years
Thanks to the blacklist.
check the archives for a taste of it.