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All the pieces matter : the inside story of The Wire

Author: Jonathan P D Abrams
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation. Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan P D Abrams
ISBN: 9780451498144 0451498143
OCLC Number: 1008768023
Description: xi, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: An argument of dissent --
Like a novel --
Character research --
Build a city --
A real rom-com --
No one was ever safe --
The bastard child of HBO --
Kids don't vote --
Turn the camera back --
We opened the conversation.
Responsibility: Jonathan Abrams.

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"The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation. Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. The show's actors, such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael B. Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own. Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology. Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy. When critics compile lists of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time, The Wire routinely takes the top spot. It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made. With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, compelling, and complete account of The Wire, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy"--

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