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Ll the time The city along with many others in Canada is Scranton like Instead of some healthy fun jokes about the city and its inhabitants Winnipeg and its citizens comes across as far too cosmopolitanStill uestions remain Did Rainn Wilson really welcome Ed Helms given the similar role their characters played In my corporate career the finance epartment was the enemy not human resources so why The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration did the show choose to go that way Is James Spader creepy in real life Why in Hollywood is the bad or evil stepdad always called Jeff I need to know as a stepdad with the nameAmy Ryan I apologize to fans for this was completely forgettable as Michael s love interest An amazing actress but this was a poor vehicle for her talents Idris Elba was similar though his character s interactions with Jim were fresh When big stars were added it seemed to suck credibility out of the show even Spader and Bates I remember a promo for one episode that would feature Jack Black and Jessica Elba I thought jumping the shark moment Their appearances were a movie within show format but still felt forced Many of those interviewed cough up their shark moments and fears in the bookNew characters who joined later that worked were not stars and came on organically Ellie Kemper is one Signed for only four episodes soon she was a regular and Erin became a very lovable addition I cannot watch the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt not my bag baby but Kemper on The Office fits Erin s challenging backstory was so casually and hilariously revealed that it made her endearing Zach Woods as Gabe is similar Many on the show compared his talents to Carell s It is great to watch him on Silicon Valley I feel bad for Catherine Tate thatid not go wellIt was shocking to learn that Carell everyone s favourite guy and star wanted to stay on I always assumed he bowed out for timing purposes I will give up no here you have to read this part to be amazed at what really went It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership down Side note one indulgence of mine about three times a year is to watch Carell in Foxcather as John Eleuth reu Pont and the The Truths We Hold: An American Journey documentary Team Foxcather in one evening He is beyond great and that story fascinatingThe book is very wellone An admirable job in editing hours of interviews and smoothing into an entertaining and informative narrative The two interviewees who stood out for insights and texture were Kate Flannery and Creed Bratton On the opposite side of the spectrum NBC executives sound arrogant and contradictory in their remembrance of big I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness decisions and input into the showWhy was The Office big and looks like will lovingly endure Those involved strived to keep it small real and relatable When it went broad it fellown When it strayed from core tenets and character motivations it fell flat It soared when authentic and shrunk with gimmicks Let s give the author the last words to provide a great summary and context Then I provide three Office trivia uestions from my read of the book Even at the peak of its popularity around seasons four and five The Office never generated ratings even comparable to sitcoms like Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory procedural Out of Thin Air: Running Wisdom and Magic from Above the Clouds in Ethiopia dramas like CSI Crime Scene Investigation and NCIS or especially reality competition shows like American Idol and Dancing with the Stars But bars all over America in 2019on t host Dancing with the Stars or NCIS trivia nights The Big Bang Theory isn t breaking streaming records on Netflix and teens aren t bingeing Two and a Half Men on their phones It s The Office that has emerged as the most beloved sitcom of the 2000s and just gets bigger with each passing year What The Heart Of A Woman did Steve Carell have for breakfast everyay he was on setTurkey burger on wheat bunWho was the real life person who played the Maid of the Mist s ship s Captain and who officiated Pam and Jim s weddingRandy Cordray producerCreed Bratton the real person has been told he is an American treasure He The Point is to Change the World: Selected Writings of Andaiye disagrees saying that is too big instead he calls himself an American Trinket. EAN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERThe untold stories behind The Office one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty first century told by its creators writers and actors Whenid you last hang out with Jim Pam Dwight Michael and the rest of Dunder Mifflin It might have been back in 2013 when the series finale aired or it might have been last night when you watched three episodes in a row But either way long after the show first aired its popular than ever and fans have only one problemwhat to watch or read nextFortunately Rolling Stone writer Andy Greene has that answer In his brand new oral history The Office The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s Greene will take readers behind the scenes of their favorite moments and characters Greene gives us the true inside story behind the entire show from its origins on the BBC through its impressive nine season run in America with in This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare depth research and exclusive interviews Fans will get the inside scoop on key episodes from The Dundies to Threat Level Midnight and Goodbye Michael including behind the scenesetails like the battle to keep it on the air when NBC wanted to pull the plug after just six episodes andthe failed attempt to bring in James Gandolfini as the new boss after Steve Carell leftspotlighting the incredible genre redefining show created by the family like team who together took a uirky British import with The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (Oprah's Book Club) dicey prospects and turned it into a primetime giant with true historical and cultural significance Hilarious heartwarming and revelatory The Office gives fans and pop culture buffs a front row seat to the phenomenal seuence of events that launched The Office into wild popularity changing the face of television and how we all see our office lives forecades to co.

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Simplesmente fant stico Um livro excelente ue resistir ao teste The Last Black Unicorn do tempo sobre a tradi oe The OfficeNunca o tinha visto antes um livro sobre um c lebre programa Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays de TV ou filme contendoepoimentos e anedotas n o s Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir de elenco eiretores mas tamb m e principalmente Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower dauelasezenas Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice de nomesesconhecidos ue vemos nos cr Days of Grace d a fascinating look behind the scenes of the show and some really interesting things Iidn t know either Any mega fan will have a great time reading this I love The Office so I was always going to love this book truth be told But that shouldn t take anything away from Andy Greene s herculean efforts to produce a book worthy of such a fantastic series He gets everything spot on from which episodes to isolate as key to the balance of contributions from actors writers and others who worked on the show Every last On Juneteenth detail is perfectly judged and if you love The Office you ll love this bookOh and Creed is a superstar I hoped he would be and this book just confirms it Finally several years after the show finished I caught up with the last ever episode of The Office and immediately wanted There are a few books about this show out there so Iid my research before choosing this one especially as it was uite pricey for a unofficial The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America digital book I was almost put off buy a few reviews complaining that it was just a load of interviews but am so glad I went ahead Once I started I found it very hard to putown A Song Flung Up to Heaven desperate as I was to follow the story of this amazing series that was was for hundreds of people their job and life for a wholeecade Being written by a fan and journalist is in fact a huge bonus Rather than just glossy photos and Black Indian (Made in Michigan Writers Series) dry facts figures and episode lists you get to read exactly what the show was like to make from everyone involved It seems that every single actor writerirector producer and crew member was interviewed countless times until the author had a 100% comprehensive story of the history of The Office I am sad that both the show and this book are now over for me but I can always go back to the start and watchread it all again I was left a bit frustrated by this oral history The author focusses on the writers and producers and also Steve Carell and a bit of spotlight on the Jim Dwight and Creed characters But there isn t enough about the actors in particular Pam who is identified in this book as the show s protagonist yet her journey isn t really touched on if at all which seems a huge oversightThis frustrates me somewhat made me less patient as a reader wading through some of the very samey uotes from the behind the scenes crew and writersproducersAnother thing is the author s way of presenting one viewpoint on The Office such as the hatchet job given to James Spader which I thought Healing Lives didn t sit well personally I thought he had some very funny moments I enjoyed his character And then it s presented as fact that Season 9 was on point when characters and situations turned on aime were frustrating to the viewer But even when The Office was on so called Breathe: A Letter to My Sons decline it was still extremely funny the overall consistency of The Office is remarkable The point I m making is my tastesiffer as everyone s A Song Flung Up to Heaven do and the author could have made his book objective at timesI appreciate the huge work that has gone into this book but it needs editing The chapter Greg is a real example of this it s just very repetitive I think could ve been said with less Warning I am a wannabe writer for The Office so this review is as long as an episodeOh The Office I have been a fan since Season One s episode Diversity Day The line This is an environment of welcomingand you should just get the hell out is still one of the best of all nine seasonsYou need to be a superfan of the show or studying the series in school to truly appreciate this book It isefinitely Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation deep cuts and comprised of interviews from those who worked on The Office NBC bigwigs UK originators and television critics The author has organized reams yes I use. AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERThe untold stories behind The Office one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty first century told by its creators writers and actors Whenid you last hang out with Jim Pam Dwight Michael and the rest of Dunder Mifflin It might have been back in 2013 when the series finale airedor it might have been last night when you watched three episodes in a row But either way long after the show first aired itspopular than ever and fans have only one problemwhat to watch or read next Fortunately Rolling Stone writer Andy Greene has that answer In his brand new oral history The Office The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s Greene will take readers behind the scenes of their favorite moments and characters Greene gives us the true inside story behind the entire show from its origins on the BBC through its impressive nine season run in America with in The Meaning of Mariah Carey depth research and exclusive interviews Fans will get the inside scoop on key episodes from The Dundies to Threat Level Midnight and Goodbye Michael including behind the scenesetails like the battle to keep it on the air when NBC wanted to pull the plug after just six episodes andthe failed attempt to bring in James Gandolfini as the new boss after Steve Carell leftspotlighting the incredible genre redefining show created by the family like team who together took a uirky British import with Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass dicey prospects and turned it into a primetime giant with true historical and cultural significance Hilarious heartwarming and revelatory The Office gives fans and pop culture buffs a front row seat to the phenomenal seuence of events that launched The Office into wild popularity changing the face of television and how we all see our office lives forecades to come.

D the word reams of content and creates a highly entertaining appealing and mostly linear narrative It is also an education on what goes into a television sitcomThe parts on writing the series were fascinating one chapter is Healing Lives dedicated to the writer s room You will also learn about setesign I was amazed to find out that they built a gas stationconvenience store for Jim s proposal to Pam that cost 300000 Why not rent one out Hair and makeup also get their Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones dueThe book goes a long way to answering many of my unanswered uestions It also proved some theories and challenged assumptions I held It keeps it light thankfully Weo not hear about horrendous travails or actor meltdowns or personal problems off set The book is not an expose but it Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan does cover understandable tensions and human behaviours tastefullyDuring its run on NBC I was commuting twice a month to Madison Avenue for work and often passed the NBCUniversal store I would load up on The Office merchandise to take back to Canada My niece s reaction to receiving a Dwight bobblehead remains memorable In 2005 I was in Shenzhen China speaking at two conferences scheduled weeks apart My company had me to stay for a month rather than traveling back and forth I had Season Two on DVD and am embarrassed to tell you how many times thoseiscs were popped into my laptop over those four weeks A few years later in Manhattan I spotted BJ Novak across the street and yelled Hey BJ I startled him and myself but recovered by shouting Thanks for the laughs He smiled and wavedThe book kicks off by honouring and telling the story of the original British show and initial fears of The Last Black Unicorn doing an American version From there it hops right into casting and the very choppy first season specifically the shot for shot remake of the Brit s first episode The American show found its own feet all the while standing on tenuous ground with the network and viewersThe book speeds up as it gets to Season Two The story of The Dundies episode and turning a failed steak restaurant into a Chili s provided a true glimpse behind the scenes I learned that Steve Carell returned for that new season in much better shape and a new lookue to the success and exposure gained in The 40 Year Old Virgin The Michael character morphed from a toxic pain to a lovable Zulu Zulu Foxtrot: To Hell and Back with Koevoet doofus Mindy Kaling s Kelly was also made overI loved that the book spends time on the Devon and Creed story How one actor got a break and the other was let go for sake of story The show is famous for turbo charging the careers of John Krasinski Jenna Fischer Rainn Wilson and others while giving non speaking background actors a shot That is just what actor Creed Bratton mentions that at age 60 he got his big breakCoverage of Season Three jokingly references the actor s cars in the parking Gone were the beat up old Toyotas Now it held new BMWs and Mercedes The show was a hit and raises were handed out The on set food moved from cheese cubes and cold meats to crab stuffed mushrooms Interviewees in the book joke that many actors got their teeth whitened and uit their catering jobsThe style of The Office was important It employed a fauxocumentary style like Spinal Tap and Best in Show The tonality of shooting shifted to progressively brighter and smarter Greg Daniels the man who made it all work hired camera people from Survivor to give it a specific feelAmong my favourite episodes are Dinner Party exhaustively covered in the book Branch Wars Gay Witch Hunt and Product Recall The line that Michael utters in episode Fun Run still makes me laugh when he gripes about this GD 5k Notably poor ones were The Banker Get the Girl The Carpet Fundraiser Night Out and The Farm The latter was shot as a spin off that The Reinvention of Humanity: A Story of Race, Sex, Gender and the Discovery of Culture did not go ahead so parts were woven into an Office episode Some episodes that have since grown on me are Survivor Man Mafia Chair Model and GettysburgI should love the one set in Winnipeg called Business Trip because it s my hometown Folks from the Peg selfeprecate AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERThe untold stories behind The Office one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty first century told by its creators writers and actors When Growing Up Asian in Australia did you last hang out with Jim Pam Dwight Michael and the rest of Dunder Mifflin It might have been back in 2013 when the series finale aired or it might have been last night when you watched three episodes in a row But either way long after the show first aired its popular than ever and fans have only one problemwhat to watch or read nextFortunately Rolling Stone writer Andy Greene has that answer In his brand new oral history The Office The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s Greene will take readers behind the scenes of their favorite moments and characters Greene gives us the true inside story behind the entire show from its origins on the BBC through its impressive nine season run in America with inepth research and exclusive interviews Fans will get the inside scoop on key episodes from The Dundies to Threat Level Midnight and Goodbye Michael including behind the scenes Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence details like the battle to keep it on the air when NBC wanted to pull the plug after just six episodes andthe failed attempt to bring in James Gandolfini as the new boss after Steve Carell leftspotlighting the incredible genre redefining show created by the family like team who together took a uirky British import withicey prospects and turned it into a primetime giant with true historical and cultural significance Hilarious heartwarming and revelatory The Office gives fans and pop culture buffs a front row seat to the phenomenal seuence of events that launched The Office into wild popularity changing the face of television and how we all see our office lives for ecades to com.

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