Wire in the Media: Clippings and Clipped Ties
Posted Apr 6, 2007 @ 7:06 PM
Posted Apr 6, 2007 @ 7:18 PM
Heavan & Here
The Ella Fund
The Wire' On HBO: Play Or Get Played In David Simon's Baltimore. It has several David Simon Q & A's and it's frequently updated.
Edited by Puds38, Apr 8, 2007 @ 6:34 PM.
Posted Apr 6, 2007 @ 9:17 PM
So one interminably long credits sequence later,
That said, I didn't fall in love with it at first.
Posted Apr 8, 2007 @ 3:20 AM
MTV aired a "sneak preview" of the upcoming entire season on Saturday, and in the 3rd episode ex-Lost star Harold Perrineau plays a prank on Evangeline Lilly by inviting her to his house.
And in a couple shots, there's Bubs just hanging around.
Posted Apr 8, 2007 @ 5:25 AM
Especially fun is any behind the scenes shots and Andre Royo's skits he uploads.
Posted Apr 10, 2007 @ 8:06 PM
The money quote:
In some ways, you learn the rules and then you live by the rules the rest of your career, and you're sort of crippled by the rules. You don't know it because you're doing fine. You're making the front page now and then and you're getting some stories. But they only take you so far. That's sort of a weird thing, but you don't know it until you know it, and sometimes you never know it, I guess. Some times people are content with the straight way of reporting.
But I'd like to submit that our feigned notion of objectivity - we all get our points across in some ways - only takes you so far toward the truth. There's a lot of arrogance, institutional arrogance. The 'distanced observer' is what's most valid, most important and most precious to the reader. I am the de facto story teller. My point of view wins. I got the ink.
The great disease there is that our points of view are decidedly similar: middle class, maybe a little less white middle class than they were. It's the point of view of the collective consciousness of that centrist point of the country that we're writing for in all of our demographic surveys. We're looking where circulation grows, and it's always that guy with the 2.4-car garage and the 3.2 kids, and he has an information-sector job. We're all really sort of writing for that guy.
The horrible thing about that is that after a while, the stories don't capture anything but our own sense of what the story should be.
So much more located here
Edited by escpla, Apr 10, 2007 @ 8:13 PM.
Posted Apr 12, 2007 @ 1:08 AM
The irony is, I don't know how realistic Simon's take could actually be-- I mean, on the one hand, if all those bodies turned up in a real life Baltimore, there's no doubt the national media would be all over it. People on all the opinion shows would be offering half-baked, uninformed opinions ranging from blaming the "incompetency" of the po-lice to blatant racism (and that might very likely be a sort of calculated racism to get everyone riled up and get more eyeballs to the shows for the apology [or non-apology, depending on which idiot shot his/her mouth off, and on which 24 hour cable news network]). There would be clips of a few Baltimore officials giving national news conferences to try and smooth things over while appearing duly concerned about what is clearly a horrifying situation . . . and then it would just sort of slide under the radar, replaced by the media's dogged determination to breathlessly keep us all informed about every detail of the death of some talentless gold digger on a fucking round the clock basis (to say nothing of the vomit-inducing aftermath of that death).
In other words, Simon will no doubt have plenty of fodder for season 5 . . . but it will be pretty hard to really show just how much the media lets us down by flat out ignoring (or giving short shrift to) many important newsworthy events in favor of mind-melting fluff (or brain-blasting dreck, if you prefer). I mean-- how do you tell the story of the media not really bothering to tell the story (unless the first four seasons are sort of the meta equivalent of that, with the largely absent or merely peripheral media presence in those seasons)?
Edited by East Popcorn St, Apr 12, 2007 @ 1:09 AM.
Posted Apr 28, 2007 @ 6:03 PM
Posted Apr 30, 2007 @ 4:41 PM
They are braver souls than me. Last time I went to Mondawmin mall, folks started shooting. I haven't been back since.
"We try to support local boutiques as much as we can," says Johnson, a local artist and fashion expert with a keen eye for what clothes look and feel like in Baltimore. She's spent HBO's money on items from Mount Vernon's Katwalk, Zone and the new ultra-hip shop Gentei. And Johnson finds the majority of her Baltimore-centric fashions at stores in Lexington Market, on Howard Street and in Mondawmin Mall.
Posted May 1, 2007 @ 12:56 PM
Posted May 5, 2007 @ 11:43 AM
From the Baltimore Sun:
Dukie on the Hill for HBO
There will be stars and players in the stands as well as on the field at Saturday night’s Orioles’ game. A large contingent of cast and crew members of The Wire, HBO’s Baltimore-based drama, will be in attendance for the contest with the Cleveland Indians, according to Diego Aldana, a spokesman for the cable channel.
The trip to Camden Yards is a night out for actors, producers and technicians who began filming the final season of the series last month in Baltimore. One performer, however, will be onstage for a moment: Jermaine Crawford, who plays city school student Duquan "Dukie" Weems, will throw out the first pitch for the game that starts at 7:05 p.m.
Crawford, a Washington resident and the youngest regular member of the cast, was chosen by having his name drawn from a hat, according to Aldana.
Posted May 10, 2007 @ 4:54 PM
Posted May 11, 2007 @ 6:28 PM
"Final Grades" (air date 12/10/06)
Burrell tries to help Daniels. Bubbles' big plan backfires and leaves him in big trouble. Colvin tries to find a solution for Namond while Omar makes new plans. McNulty tries to pay back his debt.
Well at least the producers picked the kick ass episode to submit. (I'm seriously doubting they are changing their minds on this one.) Williams actually still has a couple of weeks to change it, if he or the producers choose to. I'm thinking they didn't go with 13 as they submitted it for Drama Series and they can already see him in that one.
Edited by RoxieVelma, May 11, 2007 @ 6:32 PM.
Posted May 11, 2007 @ 6:39 PM
Posted May 11, 2007 @ 10:43 PM
Supporting Actress: Sonja Sohn, "Unto Others"
Supporting Actor: Wendell Pierce, "Unto Others"
Supporting Actor: Andre Royo, "Final Grades"
Guest Actress: Marlyne Afflack (Naresse Campbell), episode unknown at this time
Edited by RoxieVelma, May 11, 2007 @ 10:44 PM.
Posted May 12, 2007 @ 11:49 AM
Lead Actor: The Wire (Michael K. Williams - "Unto Others")
Posted May 12, 2007 @ 12:31 PM
Posted May 12, 2007 @ 2:28 PM
Supporting Actor: Andre Royo, "Final Grades"
Man, he should be a shoe-in to win that category w/ that epi.
Posted May 30, 2007 @ 6:24 PM
Posted May 30, 2007 @ 7:56 PM
Posted May 30, 2007 @ 8:42 PM