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A book about the making of HBO's Deadwood, by Matt Zoller Seitz (The Wes Anderson Collection, The Sopranos Sessions).
2,750 backers pledged $177,472 to help bring this project to life.
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    Hooplehead (get yerself clean!)

    We can tell by lookin' at ya that ya been ridin' a hell of a long ways, and yer prolly caked in the soil of the ages, so we reckon yer gonna need 2 bars of Soap with a Prize Inside. Soapy Smith himself is on the package! Scents are cinnamon, peaches, bourbon and dirt. We'll throw a couple of 'em in an envelope for ya.

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    A LIE AGREED UPON (signed)

    A LIE AGREED UPON: THE DEADWOOD CHRONICLES is a book by Matt Zoller Seitz, author of The Wes Anderson Collection and Mad Men Carousel and co-author of TV: The Book and The Sopranos Sessions. It covers the making of all three seasons of HBO's Deadwood plus the movie, plus information on the career of David Milch's career before and after the series.

    A LIE AGREED UPON is a collectors' item designed to resemble a weathered hardbound Bible from the 1900s, with faux-gold leaf edges, and some sections done in chapter-and-verse. It will include hand drawn illustrations by Max Dalton (who illustrated three MZS books) and an introduction by bestselling author Megan Abbott (Dare Me), who also wrote the intro to Mad Men Carousel.

    In the spirit of this great series about community, Seitz will interview dozens of people associated with every level of the production, from series creator David Milch, the directors, and the stars, down to extras, stable hands, and production assistants.

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    Prospector (1 book)

    1 signed copy of A Lie Agreed Upon: The Deadwood Chronicles, as described in the "Story" section of this Kickstarter page.

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    • A Lie Agreed Upon: The Deadwood Chronicles
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    Schoolmarm (book + 2 soaps)

    For the educated settler who likes to exude a pleasing fragrance whilst perusing a volume of fine literature, this level includes 1 copy of A Lie Agreed Upon, plus 2 bars of Soap with a Prize Inside.

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    • A Lie Agreed Upon: The Deadwood Chronicles
    • Bar of Soap w/Prize Inside
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    High Roller (1 book, 2 bars, drawings)

    A signed copy of A Lie Agreed Upon, 2 bars of Soap with Prize Inside, and a set of 6 drawings by Max Dalton, illustrator of the book. See "Story" section for samples. These are preliminary sketches of art that will appear in the finished book, and will therefore be unique collectors' items. They will be packaged between sheets of cardboard and separated by wax paper. They might be shipped separately from the book and soaps, for protection.

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    • A Lie Agreed Upon: The Deadwood Chronicles
    • Bar of Soap w/Prize Inside
    • Set of Max Dalton Illustrations
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    Madam (ALAU + Dreams of Deadwood + more)

    One copy of A Lie Agreed Upon, 2 bars of Soap with a Prize inside, a set of Max Dalton drawings, and a special, separate book titled Dreams of Deadwood, compiling memorabilia, photos, notes and other mementoes from the author's years covering the series. This is a photo book, not available separately, and it will not be sold commercially. It's only available to backers of this project. More details in the "Story" section.

    For the sophisticate of many responsibilities & varied interests who doesn't lack in their appreciation for the finer things.

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    • A Lie Agreed Upon: The Deadwood Chronicles
    • Dreams of Deadwood (limited edition illustrated book)
    • Bar of Soap w/Prize Inside
    • Set of Max Dalton Illustrations
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    Saloon-keeper (2 ALAU, 1 DoD, more)

    This pledge level includes 2 copies of A Lie Agreed Upon; 1 copy of Dreams of Deadwood; the set of Max Dalton prints; a complete set of all 4 fragrances of Soap with a Prize inside; and a pleasantly woozy feeling that might be a byproduct of either the soap or, alternately, your own heedless imbibing, such is your elation at having received this trove of modest wonders via the postal service.

    Includes:
    • A Lie Agreed Upon: The Deadwood Chronicles
    • Dreams of Deadwood (limited edition illustrated book)
    • Bar of Soap w/Prize Inside
    • Set of Max Dalton Illustrations
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    DREAMS OF DEADWOOD + 2 copies ALAU

    For super-fans who want to give us an extra push to put us over the finish line, $250 gets you two signed copies of A LIE AGREED UPON: THE DEADWOOD CHRONICLES, plus a special, bonus gift: one copy of DREAMS OF DEADWOOD, a 24-page hardcover picture book by Matt Zoller Seitz, compiling notes, memorabilia, personal photos, and other material accumulated while covering DEADWOOD since 2004.

    This book is not being sold separately anywhere -- it is a personal gift to donors at the $250 level.

    For more details on DREAMS OF DEADWOOD, plus a look at the cover, go to the STORY page for this Kickstarter, and either watch the video or scroll down.

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    Impresario (2 sets of ALAU + DoD, more)

    If you're looking to lighten that roll, we recommend the Impresario option, preferred by none other than Al Swearengen himself--or so we been told. This option gets ya 2 copies of A Lie Agreed Upon, 2 copies of Dreams of Deadwood, the set of Max Dalton illustrations, and 8, count 'em, 8 bars of Soap with a Prize Inside! (Two of every scent.)

    The 8 soaps are packed in a separate, special old-timey package, all trussed up in fine crinkly paper & such, designed to look kinda sorta period-accurate if you squint a bit. The perfect gift for that special Deadwood-loving someone.

    Includes:
    • A Lie Agreed Upon: The Deadwood Chronicles
    • Dreams of Deadwood (limited edition illustrated book)
    • Bar of Soap w/Prize Inside
    • Vintage-Design Soap Sampler Box
    • Set of Max Dalton Illustrations
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    Titan of Industry

    This level includes all the rewards from previous levels, plus a personalized episode commentary track recorded just for you by MZS in conversation with Deadwood cast members W Earl Brown and Jim Beaver. Format will be MP4, so you can listen to it on your iPad or handheld device. You read that right, folks. A commentary track, one hour in length, by request!

    Includes:
    • A Lie Agreed Upon: The Deadwood Chronicles
    • Dreams of Deadwood (limited edition illustrated book)
    • 32× Bar of Soap w/Prize Inside
    • Vintage-Design Soap Sampler Box
    • Author signature(s)
    • Set of Max Dalton Illustrations
    • Custom Episode Commentary Track (w/MZS, W Earl Brown, Jim Beaver)
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    Set of 6 Max Dalton illustrations

    Max Dalton, the brilliant illustrator who also did The Wes Anderson Collection and Mad Men Carousel, is also the illustrator for A Lie Agreed Upon. He is creating a set of 6 illustrations for Kickstarter backers only, different from the ones that will appear in the finished book. Illustrations are 8.5x11, black-and-white, printed on off-white, 100-pound paper stock, separated by wax sheets, and packed in a flat envelope.

    TO SEE EXAMPLES OF THE ART, visit the "Story" section of this site.
    The set will include:
    *The Shooting of Wild Bill
    *The Funeral of Wild Bill
    *The Marriage of Alma and Ellsworth
    *Seth and Alma Embracing in the Doorway
    *Dan vs. The Captain
    *Amateur Night

    Postage cost is for US ORDERS. Intl shipping is available but will cost more and will vary depending on location. Domestic postage already included in the price will be deducted from the international cost, which we will settle up when the project is fully funded.

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    A Lie Agreed Upon + Max Dalton drawings

    One copy of a Lie Agreed Upon, signed by MZS, plus a set of 6 drawings by Max Dalton, the acclaimed illustrator who illustrated three other MZS projects. For samples of Max's Deadwood artwork, look at the "Story" section of this site. For a list of the Deadwood scenes that Max is dramatizing with his pen, see the stand-alone drawings reward that's listed in this section.

    Drawings might be shipped separately from the book to ensure their physical integrity. As always, foreign orders will cost over and above what's indicated here, and shipping costs & details will be settled with the backers individually after the fundraising period is through.

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