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The Wire – Where are they now?

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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Interview with Ed Burns at Lovefilm

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

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Who the f*ck is George Pelecanos, and what’s he doing on the Wire?

Little known to the wider audience perhaps, George Pelecanos is a DC based writer who also became producer of the show.

20081020140153_1pelecanosI’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.

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David Simon and Ed Burns Presents – Generation Kill

Generation KillPerhaps not completely the Wire related, but still noteworthy of this humble blog. The Wire creators David Simon and Ed Burns have been busy working as writers (both) and producer (Simon) of a new TV mini-series called Generation Kill.

According to the tiny information on IMDB, the show will be about a marine’s experience during the American-lead assault on Baghdad in 2003.

The movie is based on the book of the same name by Evan Wright, which got quite good reviews.

…showing the unsettling combination of feeble and vicious resistance put up by the Iraqi army, the Fedayeen militiamen and their Syrian allies against American forces bulldozing through towns and cities and into Baghdad.
– Publisher Weekly

And if there’s one thing that those guys have proved to the audience before, it’s that they will show us the war as authentic as possible – without the usual Hollywood dust added to make it more exciting and easier to comprehend.

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