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Two interviews with Matthew Rhys (Philip): one with U.S. National Public Radio (audio, 7.5 minutes), and one very long transcript of a conference call Rhys gave with various citizen media. (If the full transcript of the latter is too much in one place, Starrymag has an abbreviated version.)

This Hollywood Reporter piece by showrunner Joe Weisberg about his time in the CIA is fun (just ignore the silly title).

Two interviews with Alison Wright (Martha), from the Examiner, and from the Huffington Post.

An interview with Costa Ronin (Oleg) from Paste Magazine.

Annet Mahendru (Nina) linked on Twitter to a picture of an interview she gave that's nowhere to be found online.

And here's the Colbert Report appearance by Keri Russell (only viewable from within the U.S.).

TV Guide's Mega Buzz column has some spoilers for next week's season two finale.

Two new editorials that deal with The Americans: from the Huffington Post, "My take on The Americans," from Deseret News, "Most of America is conservative: Is TV finally catching up?"

This UK-based site has all sorts of TV scripts for download, including the The Americans pilot.

There is apparently a The Americans wiki now, and among other things, they have some suggestions for what to serve at a season two finale party.
wendelah1: Elizabeth Jennings (Elizabeth Jennings)
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I'm a fanfiction writer who's mostly written for The X-Files, Fringe, and various small fandoms. There are transcripts available for every episode of both shows, which is a resource I've found invaluable. Does anyone here know if there is someone already doing The Americans episode transcripts? If not, is anyone interested in doing it?

I've recently started writing fanfic for The Americans. It would be so helpful to be able to just pull up the transcript whenever I wanted to fact-check something, or make sure I've heard a bit of dialogue correctly. It's also much faster and easier (and less painful emotionally) to read the transcript rather than have to re-watch an episode.

Is it unrealistic of me to want this, given how small a fandom we still are? Probably. But I still want it.

As long as I'm asking for the moon, wouldn't it be wonderful to have an up-to-date wiki devoted solely to The Americans, with articles about all of the characters, and links to resources pertinent to the time period, spycraft, etc.?

Resources

Feb. 4th, 2014 09:04 pm
soupytwist: girl, reading in bed (get caught reading)
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So, fellow Americans fans, I am hoping some of you have also found yourself doing dorky research as a result of this show. :) The people who work on The Americans have clearly done shedloads, and I suspect I am not alone in finding some of the history and surrounding context a bit overwhelming at times. (Even as someone who really liked Russia before watching!) Plus, for fanfic purposes there's always more research that can be done. And so...

I was hoping we could pool resources. Do you have a favourite history book, documentary, fictional work, or other media that you think community members would enjoy as shedding light on the world of the show?


My contribution, which inspired this post because I love it so much, is Francis Spufford's book, Red Plenty. It's a bit hard to describe - it's both fiction and non-fiction, and it's trying to do something I've not seen any other book doing - but it's super readable.

a bit more about why I think Americans fans would really like it )

So, yeah, I basically think everyone in this community would probably like this book, haha. Have any of you read it? What did you think?


(Just for the record: I ran this by the mods and they said yes, so, thankyou Jae and Treon, for letting me ramble. :) )

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