A film scholar on why we like ‘The Wire’

OK – I’ll fess up and say I have not seen what is touted as the greatest show ever – The Wire. It was shown at a time when I was first out of North America and before digital distribution got around the curse that is the DVD region system.

But, of course, I know of it. And now, as a remastered HD version is peeking over the horizon, film scholar Linda Williams looks into the film with a film scholars eyes. And, LA being LA, the book is reviewed in the LA Times Review of Books. The content sounds interesting, if dry, but the article is a great read for an interesting take on a ground breaking series.

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Phil Smy

I am currently a student in the Raindance Film Degree Masters program. This site comes from the research I am doing as I learn more about film production and distribution.

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