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The Resource All the pieces matter : the inside story of The wire, by Jonathan Abrams

All the pieces matter : the inside story of The wire, by Jonathan Abrams

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All the pieces matter : the inside story of The wire
Title
All the pieces matter
Title remainder
the inside story of The wire
Statement of responsibility
by Jonathan Abrams
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--Provided by publisher
  • "an oral history of HBO"s The Wire"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
All the pieces matter : the inside story of The wire, by Jonathan Abrams
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm91121418
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451498144
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017031862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
All the pieces matter : the inside story of The wire, by Jonathan Abrams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm91121418
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451498144
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017031862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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