The Aussies have got bitten by the Wire bug, badly. Season 1 has just started on Australian ABC2 and is getting some fans. You definitely need to check out the video review on the link below as the characters presenting the show is absolutely hilarious.
Thanks to our aussie friends of f*ckingfanclub.com for the tip.
Namond The Wire (image from hbo.com)
A year after the Wire actor Julito McCullum who played the hopper Namond is moving on to new exciting opportunities. His next stop is in NYC at the Staten Island Fringe Festival.
“It’s sort of like ‘The Wire.’ We’re touching on topics and subjects that people are afraid to speak about,” says McCullum, who moved from Brooklyn to Mariners Harbor in December.
Get the full story at SIlive.com
The wire writer George Pelecanos says that watching the wire using subtitles is criminal – you’ll miss a big bit of the experience.
“We wrote it so audiences would have to work at it!” he said in an interview with The Independent.
“We were not going to compromise in making it immediately accessible for everyone.
“It [subtitling] kind of reminds me of scenes from that [1980 disaster film spoof] comedy, Airplane!, when two black guys speak, and subtitles appear on the screen.”
Read the full story at the independent
The wire writer George Pelecanos says that watching the wire using subtitles is just criminal – you’ll miss the whole point.
“We wrote it so audiences would have to work at it!
We were not going to compromise in making it immediately accessible for everyone.
It [subtitling] kind of reminds me of scenes from that [1980 disaster film spoof] comedy, Airplane!, when two black guys speak, and subtitles appear on the screen.”
Apparently the Brits are having a difficult time to get to grips with the Baltimore street slang. Read the full story at the independent
When the real world catches up with fiction. Apparently a teen was killed during a gun battle at Jamie Hector’s, who plays gangster Marlo Stanfield, baby shower in New York. A massive 50 bullets were fired outside th party.
Read the full Story at smh.com.au.
When the real world catches up with fiction. Apparently a teen was killed during a gun battle at Jamie Hector’s, who plays gangster Marlo Stanfield, baby shower in New York. A massive 50 bullets were fired outside the party.
“What a gun battle,” a police source told the Daily News. “They have been watching too much TV.”
Read the full Story at smh.com.au
Thanks for the heads up from my friends at Entourage F*cking Fan Club.
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.
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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 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.
Stop Smiling Anwan Glover Feature
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”