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Originally Posted by VisionOn
because he's eccentric and slightly crazy. If he had raised $60 million he might then have decided that he had a better idea for the money and gone with that. That's if he didn't change his mind 5 minutes after saying it to begin with.Of reports that he had intended for "Deadwood" to run four seasons, Milch has this to say: "You know, the big thing to keep in mind when you hear those sorts of statements that I had planned on a fourth season on this -- I'm a sociopath. You know, someone asked me, how long do you intend to do 'Deadwood'? And as part of my sociopathology, I say, 'Well, when does my contract run out?' And I realize my contract ran out at the end of four seasons. So I'm thinking, 'How does the kid exert the most leverage in the negotiating package for four seasons?' ...
"So the answer is, I never had a specific -- listen, when I pitched 'Deadwood,' I pitched it as a series set in Rome at the time of the Nero. Does that sound like I know what I'm talking about?"
I agree that Milch is a mad genius but the quote seems to demonstrate that Milch was jerking some journalists chain. It read like a passive-aggressive rant from a guy who is a little hostile and anything but interested in conveying anything like inside information.
EDIT: Edited to correct a typo.
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