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The wire, Deadwood, Homicide, and NYPD blue : violence is power

Author: Jason P Vest
Publisher: Santa Barbara : Praeger, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Those who enjoy television police and crime series or cable network dramas are likely familiar with these shows. But what they may not realize is these engaging and often shockingly candid shows are all based on the vision of two writers--David Milch and David Simon. This is the most comprehensive text yet written about Milch and Simon, and documents how television dramas of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s mirrored  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: David Milch; David Simon; David Milch; David Simon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason P Vest
ISBN: 9780313378195 0313378193 9780313378201 0313378207
OCLC Number: 548555643
Description: x, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Prime-time realism : David Milch, David Simon, and television drama --
Peaks and valleys : David Milch and Hill Street blues --
Blue, black, and white : David Milch's NYPD blue --
Red balls : David Simon and Homicide : life on the street --
Street talk : David Simon's The corner --
American savagery : David Milch's Deadwood --
All the pieces matter : David Simon's The wire --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jason P. Vest.

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This book offers the only examination of the television writing of David Milch and David Simon as significant contributions to American culture, literature, and social realism.  Read more...

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