Articles about The Wire: Season 4

What if 'The Wire' Were Set in Ramallah?
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A hit TV series has found audiences among Israelis and Palestinians alike with its brutal honesty about the ugliness of war and the complexity of human life.
Added by on 6/3/15
Jamie Hector on loving The Wire and building his own backstory for Marlo
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Jamie Hector—who played Marlo Stanfield—reflected to @TheAVClub on his time on The Wire, discussing how he came into the series, how much effort he put into building his character's backstory, and why he never worried about the lack of awards won by the show.
Source: www.avclub.com
Added by on 1/10/15
Nicolas Cage Slept in Dracula's Castle and More from Idris Elba
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Beloved actor Idris Elba has been on the radar since breaking into American television on "The Wire." With his latest film "No Good Deed" out in theaters now, Elba stopped by Reddit for an "Ask Me Anything" session. Here are some highlights.
Added by on 9/26/14
You can't take it back: 8 Shame MacGuffins in pop culture
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The MacGuffin is a time-honored pop-culture device, the object of desire (but ultimate meaninglessness) driving countless films, TV episodes, novels, and games. Here are 8
Source: www.avclub.com
Added by on 7/23/14
Alec Baldwin Interviews David Simon (from 'The Wire')
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This week Alec sits down with David Simon, the creator of The Wire.  Simon talks about his early years as a newspaperman at The Baltimore Sun and how he doesn't "belong" in the world of Hollywood.  "I can't help it," says Simon, "I'm from a different planet, which is journalism."
Source: www.wnyc.org
Added by on 6/24/13
Own The Wide World of "The Wire"
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52 characters from "The Wire," illustrated on one poster by Dennis Culver - for $25, it can be yours (h/t @avkesner)
Added by on 11/27/12
Dominic West on The Hour, John Carter, and yes, The Wire
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Dominic West spent the early years of his career appearing in a decidedly diverse list of films. But he turned a major corner when he pulled the role of Jimmy McNulty on The Wire. Since then, he's continued to keep things interesting as an actor, both on the big screen and the small screen. An interview with him here in @TheAVClub
Source: www.avclub.com
Added by on 11/27/12
'The Wire' Was Really a Victorian Novel
Interesting
Most people know McNulty and Bunk as characters in David Simon's acclaimed HBO series—but they were actually players in a 19th-century book by H.B. Ogden. Seriously.
Added by on 9/10/12
The K is for Krushing It
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Michael K. Williams - on Twitter at @BKBMG - discusses life since "The Wire," "Boardwalk Empire" and more in a lengthy @vulture profile
Source: www.vulture.com
Added by on 9/4/12
Random Roles: Clarke Peters on 'Red Hook Summer,' and 'Treme' and performing with a purpose
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Forever known as The Wire's dogged Detective Lester Freamon, Clarke Peters has screen career that spans three decades. He's also a regular in London's West End theater. And since The Wire, he's made his mark on Treme, Damages, and Life On Mars, most recently turning up as the pivotal character in Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer." He talks about all his roles here.
Source: www.avclub.com
Added by on 8/30/12
Jamie Hector on loving The Wire and building his own backstory for Marlo
Interesting
Jamie Hector—who played Marlo Stanfield—reflected to @TheAVClub on his time on The Wire, discussing how he came into the series, how much effort he put into building his character's backstory, and why he never worried about the lack of awards won by the show.
Source: www.avclub.com
Added by on 1/10/15
Nicolas Cage Slept in Dracula's Castle and More from Idris Elba
Interesting
Beloved actor Idris Elba has been on the radar since breaking into American television on "The Wire." With his latest film "No Good Deed" out in theaters now, Elba stopped by Reddit for an "Ask Me Anything" session. Here are some highlights.
Added by on 9/26/14
Alec Baldwin Interviews David Simon (from 'The Wire')
Interesting
This week Alec sits down with David Simon, the creator of The Wire.  Simon talks about his early years as a newspaperman at The Baltimore Sun and how he doesn't "belong" in the world of Hollywood.  "I can't help it," says Simon, "I'm from a different planet, which is journalism."
Source: www.wnyc.org
Added by on 6/24/13
Own The Wide World of "The Wire"
Interesting
52 characters from "The Wire," illustrated on one poster by Dennis Culver - for $25, it can be yours (h/t @avkesner)
Added by on 11/27/12
Dominic West on The Hour, John Carter, and yes, The Wire
Interesting
Dominic West spent the early years of his career appearing in a decidedly diverse list of films. But he turned a major corner when he pulled the role of Jimmy McNulty on The Wire. Since then, he's continued to keep things interesting as an actor, both on the big screen and the small screen. An interview with him here in @TheAVClub
Source: www.avclub.com
Added by on 11/27/12
The K is for Krushing It
Interesting
Michael K. Williams - on Twitter at @BKBMG - discusses life since "The Wire," "Boardwalk Empire" and more in a lengthy @vulture profile
Source: www.vulture.com
Added by on 9/4/12
Random Roles: Clarke Peters on 'Red Hook Summer,' and 'Treme' and performing with a purpose
Interesting
Forever known as The Wire's dogged Detective Lester Freamon, Clarke Peters has screen career that spans three decades. He's also a regular in London's West End theater. And since The Wire, he's made his mark on Treme, Damages, and Life On Mars, most recently turning up as the pivotal character in Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer." He talks about all his roles here.
Source: www.avclub.com
Added by on 8/30/12
What if 'The Wire' Were Set in Ramallah?
Interesting
A hit TV series has found audiences among Israelis and Palestinians alike with its brutal honesty about the ugliness of war and the complexity of human life.
Added by on 6/3/15
You can't take it back: 8 Shame MacGuffins in pop culture
Interesting
The MacGuffin is a time-honored pop-culture device, the object of desire (but ultimate meaninglessness) driving countless films, TV episodes, novels, and games. Here are 8
Source: www.avclub.com
Added by on 7/23/14
'The Wire' Was Really a Victorian Novel
Interesting
Most people know McNulty and Bunk as characters in David Simon's acclaimed HBO series—but they were actually players in a 19th-century book by H.B. Ogden. Seriously.
Added by on 9/10/12