Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Milch’s Memory Misery

This is most unfortunate news. The Hollywood Reporter says that TV writer-producer David Milch, best known for his work on NYPD Blue and Deadwood, “is living with Alzheimer's disease.” It continues:
The 74-year-old Emmy winner, whose long-awaited Deadwood movie premieres on HBO in May, said in an interview that he had a brain scan last year and was diagnosed with the disease.

“As best I understand it, which is minimally, I have a deterioration in the organization of my brain,” Milch told Vulture. “And it's progressive. And in some ways discouraging. In more than some ways—in every way I can think of.”

Milch said he began to suspect something was not right several years ago when he and those close to him noticed “imperfect recall and tardy recall and short temper,”as he put it. Famous for rewriting dialogue up to the moment cameras rolled, he took a more hands-off approach on the Deadwood movie, with director Daniel Minahan and co-executive producer Regina Corrado overseeing day-to-day production, per Vulture.
Click here to read the full THR piece. A trailer for the upcoming Deadwood movie can be enjoyed here.

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