I've read that the art of film making was developed with white skin in mind. Are there articles or books that describe this bias in more detail? I remember reading somewhere that The Wire, having to film many scenes featuring only black people, developed techniques to film black skin more effectively. Is that true? Thank you.
I'm curious as to how writers of fiction or television (specifically writers who are not from the depicted region or culture or economic class themselves) of shows like The Wire or Deadwood or The Sopranos, are able to write a wide range of dialects, vernaculars and idioms so successfully.* [more inside]
I'm curious about the theoretical tax situations of characters from The Wire. [more inside]
WireFilter: What's the deal with Brother Mouzone? Accurate from-the-streets representation of idiosyncratic archetype, or straight caricature and relevant only as a plot device? [spoilers therein] [more inside]
Looking for examples and/or literary history of a trope that I'd refer to as the Villains' Satan. [more inside]
"The Wire" Filter: How did Cheese's opponent cheat in the dogfight? [more inside]
What is Casualty Section as repeatedly referenced in the Wire? [more inside]
My girlfriend is writing her masters thesis about the series The Wire from the standpoint of a social worker. I'm looking for good sources for her e.g. she told me about a professor who teaches The Wire in his classes (see: Slate article). [more inside]
I have just finished watching "The Wire" for the first time and I am looking through posts in the green and the blue about the show - and there's been a lot of discussion over the years! What are the absolute essential articles about the background and the making of the show that I shouldn't miss? [more inside]
I'm currently in the process of rewatching The Wire for the third time, and there is something that has been bugging me about season two for a long time (there are no real spoilers in this question, btw). The second season is thematically all about "the death of the American blue-collar worker", in this case the stevedores working at Baltimore harbor. But this doesn't ring true to me. I mean, yes, American industrial production is plummeting in favor of countries with cheaper labor (like China), but doesn't that mean that the US has to import more stuff? And clearly it is. And most of those imports comes in by boat. So why isn't the harbor be prospering? [more inside]
In the penultimate episode of season two of The Wire why does [more inside]
Help me fine-tune this The Wire inspired t-shirt I'm design! [more inside]
I started watching The Wire. The first episode depicts the Baltimore narcotics division spending much of their day writing paperwork on typewriters. When they make a mistake they use white-out. In 2002. What the hell? [more inside]
What is the best blog out there annotating and providing context for understanding Tremé? [more inside]
In season 1, episode 10 of The Wire ("The Cost"), who is Orlando supposed to be buying the drugs from? (Probable spoilers within.) [more inside]
Where can I find spoiler-free information on The Wire? Also (and related), should I watch the prequels ahead of time? [more inside]
I have a question about the character McNulty on The Wire, at the end of Season One. Spoiler ahead: [more inside]
What does Valcheck say in Polish in episode 12 of series 2 of The Wire? (Spoilers within) [more inside]
I am watching The Wire again, and wondering approximately how much time the entire show covers?
On the TV show the Wire, they talk about "the bug". What disease are they referring to?
Looking for two songs featured on "The Wire." The first is from the episode "Amsterdam," playing at Cutty's homecoming party. The second is from the episode where the Stanfield organization forces Bodie to buy product from them. Chris Partlow and Snoop approach Bodie and ask if he'll accept, then a car drives by and drops off the drugs. The song is playing in the car.
What were some of the slang terms used for guns on The Wire? From what i remember, bodie and poot (and the other corner kids) had an unusual slang term for the guns they hid in the wheelwells of cars. It wasn't strap, heat, piece, or nine. Any ideas?
Who are the actual people Senator Clay Davis (a character in the HBO show The Wire) is based on? [more inside]
The Wire, season 2, episode 6: What does Omar say to the prosecutor right before the theme song starts? [more inside]
Any fan of The Wire knows that the show features a lot of characters played by 'non-actors.' For example, ex-convict Snoop plays Snoop, Mello is played by the real Jay Landsman, the former mayor of Baltimore (Kurt Schmoke) popped up as a health commissioner during the Hamsterdam crisis, etc. Is there a list of every such 'non-actor' on The Wire? I did google, but didn't use the right terms, or somesuch.
Where online can I find a list of vocabulary from "The Wire" and some plain-language definitions? [more inside]
I have a question about Season 4 of The Wire. Spoiler inside. [more inside]
So I'm way behind you guys on The Wire, watching DVD releases in the UK, but I having just seen the opening of Season 4 episode 2 I have a question. [more inside]
The Wire's finished (wipes tear)... what do I watch/read/listen to, now ? [more inside]
I am looking for a quote that I heard or read recently, something along the lines of "It is pointless to struggle against overwhelming injustice; it is worse not to struggle against it" or "You ask how it is that I can expend effort fighting against an unchangeable, unjust system? I ask how it is that you can live with not doing so." I'm looking for the exact quote, and the book or essay or what-have-you in which it originally appeared that I can read for some context. [more inside]
I'm looking for the (apparently gone) stream of David Simon's performance of "My Nemesis" at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
How do I convince someone to take the plunge, and make the commitment...to Watch THE WIRE? [more inside]
Where does HBO's The Wire film? [more inside]
Anyone know who does the theme song on this season's (season 4) The Wire? Damn it's good.
Is Baltimore really as much of a complete shithole as it's made out to be on The Wire?
At the end of the most recent episode of The Wire (episode 28- dead soldiers), what was the song they sang at the wake?