The Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Unofficial Companion

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BenBella Books, 2009 - Performing Arts - 493 pages
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The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unofficial Companion is a comprehensive guide covering the first 10 seasons and includes a synopsis and an objective analysis for each episode, as well as commentaries or recollections from the people involved in crafting the one-hour tale. It goes after the heart of SVU through interviews with actors, writers, producers, casting agents, location scouts and others. The authors peek behind the scenes of the bicoastal operation, observing the progress of an entire episode shot in New York City and a script fine-tuned in Los Angeles. The book provides fascinating insight, delighting SVU devotees who love on-screen and backstage trivia. In addition, creator Dick Wolf offers readers a gripping foreword to the book.
  

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Review: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unofficial Companion

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

...I *HAD* to!! The first portion of the book gave some great insight to the origin of the show. Read full review

Review: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unofficial Companion

User Review  - Lori - Goodreads

Love this show. Read full review

Contents

The Rudiments
1
Grappling wit hUncertaint y
19
Healing the Whole
25
The Grind
31
Togetherness
39
Finding Other Talent
43
OH THE PLACESTHEYLL GO
45
What Wasn t There Before
49
Good Grub
83
Good Looks
85
Close Seconds
87
Out There inTelevisionland
89
A Week in the Life of an Episode
93
Actors and their Characters
135
the EPISODE GUIDE
185
HOW THENUMBERS ADD UP
377

Leading the Way
53
Establis hingthe Visuals
57
The Corridors ofKaChung
59
The TwainShall Meet
63
Tears and Laughter
67
Will They OrWon t They?
73
The Nerve Center
79
A P P E N D I X A
381
A P P E N D I X B
387
A P P E N D I X C
391
BIBLIOGRAPHY
399
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
401
INDEX
403
Copyright

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Steven N. Zwicker is Stanley Elkin Professor of Humanities at Washington University, St. Louis. He has written on Dryden in "Dryden's Political Poetry", "Politics and Language in Dryden's Poetry: The Arts of Disguise", "Lines of Authority: Politics and English Literary Culture 1649-1689", the "Cambridge Companion to English Literature 1650-1740", and articles published in English, Italian, and Japanese.
Susan Green is the editor of the "Huntington Library Quarterly".

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