House, M.D.: The Official Guide to the Hit Medical Drama

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The authorized guide to the television phenomenon House, M.D.

For the last six years House, M.D. has been one of the most popular and captivating shows on television. Following the stories of a misanthropic genius doctor named Gregory House and his team of specialists, each week the show confronts medical mysteries that have baffled the best minds in medicine. Centered around one of the most compelling characters on television—brilliantly portrayed by actor Hugh Laurie—the ...

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Overview

The authorized guide to the television phenomenon House, M.D.

For the last six years House, M.D. has been one of the most popular and captivating shows on television. Following the stories of a misanthropic genius doctor named Gregory House and his team of specialists, each week the show confronts medical mysteries that have baffled the best minds in medicine. Centered around one of the most compelling characters on television—brilliantly portrayed by actor Hugh Laurie—the Emmy Award–winning TV drama has been keeping millions of viewers intrigued and enthralled since it began, always offering an entertaining mixture of drama and humor.

Based on unprecedented access to the show's cast members and creative staff, House, M.D. is the first fully authorized guide to the hit medical drama, offering a close-up view inside the world of House. From the show's genesis to today, this companion provides unique insight into the TV drama, as the actors, writers, and producers who've created these characters describe in their own words what the show means to them. This book also delves into fascinating discussions of the show's medical science and controversial ethical issues, as well as includes exclusive photographs from the set and an intimately detailed look at the making of an episode. Essential reading for any House fan, House, M.D. is the ultimate behind-the-scenes guide to TV's most captivating show.

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"Humanity is overrated." Dr. Gregory House's pronouncement wasn't just a momentary peeve; it represents his philosophy of life. The main character on Fox's long-running House, M.D. series knows that he doesn't reside in a just universe and he refuses to beautify his opinions, medical or otherwise, with niceties. This official guide unfolds the conflicting characters, evolving dramas, and fascinating cases of this award-winning audience favorite. A perfect primer to our secret guilty pleasure. (Hand-selling tip: The series has just been renewed for a seventh season.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061876615
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/17/2010
  • Pages: 321
  • Sales rank: 976,314
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Jackman is the author of numerous books, including The West Wing: The Official Companion and Eat This!: 1,001 Things to Eat Before You Diet.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Hugh Laurie vii

Introduction: One Out of One-Three-One xvii

1 The Start Line: Creating the Show 1

2 What If Michael Caine Played House's Father? Writing House 15

Cameron Jennifer Morrison 31

3 Eight-Day Weeks: Making the Show, Part I 41

Chase Jesse Spencer 57

4 Fourteen-Hour Days: Making the Show, Part II 68

Foreman Omar Epps 90

5 City of Actors: The Casting Process 104

Thirteen Olivia Wilde 113

6 If It's Happened Once: The Odd Medicine of House 128

7 Inside Dave Matthews's Head: How to Fake a Medical Procedure 144

Taub Peter Jacobson 152

Kutner 163

8 Sets and Stages: Designing and Building House 167

9 East Coast, L. A.: The Look of House 180

Cuddy: Lisa Edelstein 189

10 Faking it for Real: Props and Special Effects 208

11 Making It On-Screen: Visual Effects and Editing 221

Wilson Robert Sean Leonard 229

12 Everybody Lies: The Dark Matter in the Universe, Part I 250

13 Questions Without Answers: The Dark Matter in the Universe, Part II 259

House Hugh Laurie 280

Conclusion 311

Appendix: The Episodes 319

Acknowledgments 323

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  • Posted November 29, 2010

    Awesome!

    I love Hugh Laurie and i love this show...!

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