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Christopher Fowler
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Writers are fascinated by good stories, and are forever trying to analyse their structure to understand why lightning strikes, but perhaps the answer is simpler than we realise. I resisted watching 'Breaking Bad' for a long time because the subject matter didn't seem that appealing (terminal cancer patient starts drug dealing), and had to be pushed towards the box set by friends who waxed lyrical…
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Christopher Fowler
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For decades television was the poor cousin to film, but how times have changed. When was the last time you heard anyone discussing a movie at the office coffee station? How did cinema get sidelined in favour of television shows? For the answer to that, you have to go back to the birth of cable TV. In the 1970s the US networks were being strangled by the very advertisers who kept them alive, not…
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