Wow. I didn’t even know about this, but apparently there’s a movie about druglord Avon Barksdale of the Wire. The movie will hit the stores in March. I’m not too sure about the quality of the movie though, have a look and share your thoughts.
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The Telegraph has an interesting article on the Wire cast and what they are up to now that the show has finished.
Last time i spotted my personal favourite “McNulty” was in Frank Millers 300.
With the announcement that BBC2 is going to air all five seasons of The Wire, everyone is quick to jump on the bandwagon and tell their praise. The show is scheduled for 1120pm, and will be on every night for the next 12 weeks.
Love film has a published an interview with the Wire author Ed Burns.
LF: How far were any of the characters or cases in The Wire based on real people and situations?
EB: None of them were based on real people and real situations. I knew that world intimately and I did a lot of wire tap cases – with warrants too, I mean legally! – and I know the moves. I spent thousands of hours with all sorts of gunmen and drug dealers. So creating stories is easy because you’re drawing on all that wealth and then layering the details, again, because you’ve seen it.
Check out the full interview at Lovefilm
Love this ad, really cool feel to it. Haven’t seen anything like this in the UK yet, but perhaps will do now that the wire is getting bigger over here also. Enjoy below.
Have you seen any other ” the Wire ” ads for other brands?
Little known to the wider audience perhaps, George Pelecanos is a DC based writer who also became producer of the show.
I’m yet to read any of his own novels, but according to the latest issue of Stop Smiling, his style seem quite similar to that of David Simon and Edward Burns; the gritty reality of the hustler. There doesn’t seem to be an excerpt online, but you can buy the magazine for a cheap $8.
Apparently the article authour and myself share the same faviourite scene, from season 2 when McNulty on purpouse drives his own car into a bridge two times after a night on the binge. So thankyou Pelecanos for writing that brilliant scene. Check it out below.
What happened to Slim Charles from the Wire? I know.
I’ve spent this morning listening to live recordings of Anwan Glovers go-go band The Backyard Band and it’s pretty damn good. I got the CD from the latest issue of Stop Smiling which has a nice lengthy feature on the Big G.
Apparently just like snoop of the wire, Anwan Glover’s character Slim Charles wasn’t that distant from his own life. In 2004 he got arrested for gun possession, and in 2007 his brother got gunned down a couple of blocks from where they grew up.
Currently living it up in New York, Anwan Glover is sharing his focus between his music and acting career. And after the wire, there’s a high demand for his services.
Here’s a brilliant clip with Slim Charles of the Wire scene stealing presence. Brilliant lines at the end.
“Don’t matter who did what to who at this point, fact is we went to war and now there ain’t no going back. I mean, shit, it’s what war is you know, once you’re innit, your innit.. If it’s a lie, then we fight on that lie, but we got to fight”
Haven’t written anything in ages, or at least since the wire season 5 ended. Look forward to the DVD box but anyways, what I wanted to write was just a short first impression note on another show by David Simon and Ed Burns, Generation Kill.
I’ve only watched the very first episode and just like the wire I assume it will take a couple of episode before it sucks you right in. Also like the wire it has the same realistic feel to it (although I don’t know if the creators are as familiar with the war in the dessert as they’re with the war on the streets).
IMDB users so far are rating the show an impressive 9.0 (compared to the wire 9.7), but suspect this might shoot up once the show catching main stream glory.
What’s your verdict so far? Please don’t post any spoilers as I’ve yet to watch the first seven episodes.
Here’s the second part of Pete Handelman’s brilliant homage to the Wire, great stuff
This is the most fun fan homage to The Wire I’ve seen yet and telling by the ratings on youtube I’m not the only one to think so. Thanks to creator Pete Handelman who posted a link in the comments. Loved you’re Bunk and Omar characters ! Look forward to episode 2
Five season of the Wire is gone. It’s been one hell of a ride. Big ups and downs.
Have to say that I thought the ending was pretty damn perfect. A little bit sentimental, but not over the top. And even if the show came to and end, the city and streets continue to live its life…
Cheers to you McNulty, Bunk, Daniels, Rhonda, Kima, Herc, Ellis, Lester, Bubbles, Omar, Prez, Burrell, Bodie, Avon, Stringer, Carcetti, Marlo, Chris, Bunny, Cutty, Poot, Snoop, Prop Joe, Duke, Clay Davis, Wee-Bey, D’Angelo, Clarence, Valchek, Monk, Shamrock, Fitz, Sobotka, Gus, Scott, The Greek, Butchie, O-Dog, and the rest of you!
One of my favourite scenes, when McNulty gets profiled Pure genious!
What’s your favourite The Wire moments, from any season?