Sunday, November 8, 2009

The vampire guru with the kiss of life

From Sydney Morning Herald

Alan Ball, creator of hit series True Blood and Six Feet Under, tells Gabriel Wilder he has plenty of other projects to get his teeth into.

Alan Ball's vampire series True Blood has almost single-handedly pulled the premium US cable channel HBO out of a slump.

The network was having a fallow period after its glory days when The Sopranos and Sex and the City regularly reaped Emmys and pulled viewers in their millions. Then along came Ball, who had won an Oscar for his script for the film American Beauty and created another Emmy-winning series for HBO, Six Feet Under, with the idea of a series based on Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels.

''When I read the books I got sort of addicted to the story,'' he says. ''Charlaine created this world that is constantly surprising and funny and terrifying and sometimes really heartbreaking, and I thought it would be a television show I would watch - that's really all I can do.''

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100 Sexy Men in 1 Minute Sexiest Man Alive Video People com

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See some vamps we kow and love ?

Everyone loves a good vampire, and it seems everywhere you look, they are out there.

Channel 4 has just brought the excellent True Blood to our screens, the Twilight series of books are some of the hottest around and The Vampire’s Assistant has just hit cinemas in the UK. This Hallowe’en Skyscanner brings you a guide to vampire legends from around the world.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Your Bruises by Death Cab

Your Bruises by Death Cab
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