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

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

by Ian Jackman, Hugh Laurie


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The first authorized companion to the Emmy Award-winning medical drama House, M.D., starring Hugh Laurie, House M.D: The Official Guide to the Hit Medical Drama features full backstage access to the cast and crew of the popular television series, with an Introduction by Hugh Laurie.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061876615
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/17/2010
Pages: 321
Sales rank: 984,207
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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.

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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