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On The Wire By Linda Williams,

  • Title: On The Wire
  • Author: Linda Williams
  • ISBN: 9780822357179
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Paperback
  • Many television critics, legions of fans, even the President of the United States, have cited The Wire as the best television series ever In this sophisticated examination of the HBO serial drama that aired from 2002 until 2008, Linda Williams, a leading film scholar and authority on the interplay between film, melodrama, and issues of race, suggests what exactly it is thMany television critics, legions of fans, even the President of the United States, have cited The Wire as the best television series ever In this sophisticated examination of the HBO serial drama that aired from 2002 until 2008, Linda Williams, a leading film scholar and authority on the interplay between film, melodrama, and issues of race, suggests what exactly it is that makes The Wire so good She argues that while the series is a powerful exploration of urban dysfunction and institutional failure, its narrative power derives from its genre The Wire is popular melodrama, not Greek tragedy, as critics and the series creator David Simon have claimed Entertaining, addictive, funny, and despairing all at once, it is a serial melodrama grounded in observation of Balti s people and institutions of cops and criminals, schools and blue collar labor, local government and local journalism The Wire transforms close observation into an unparalleled melodrama by juxtaposing the good and evil of individuals with the good and evil of institutions.
    On The Wire Many television critics legions of fans even the President of the United States have cited The Wire as the best television series ever In this sophisticated examination of the HBO serial drama that

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    1. Linda William s engaging look at the importance of HBO s landmark tv series The Wire persuasively argues that the series is than a modern day version of Dickensian narrative focused on social issues and economics Instead, Williams through close readings of each season of the series via individual episodes and industrial modes shows that what makes the series so important and unique is its embrace of melodrama In using tropes of TV melodrama Williams argues the series is best positioned to depic [...]

    2. I usually get enticed into picking up a film criticism book only to be let down Most film criticism books end up sounding like the author liking the sound of their own voice me I was very pleasantly surprised by how engaging is Linda Williams s On The Wire If you are a fan of the TV series The Wire, then I definitely recommend reading this book Williams goes in depth on the show s origins and looks at the show and its place in wider society with the focus of a surveillance camera I couldn t put [...]

    3. I must admit being skeptical of Linda Williams s thesis that The Wire is best understood as melodrama But after reading her convincing and compelling analysis, I not only came away with new insights into a series that I knew very well, but have fully revised my notions of how serial melodrama applies to contemporary television This vital book is essential reading for scholars and viewers of both The Wire and television drama broadly Jason Mittell, author of Television and American Culture

    4. Using The Wire as text, Williams applies literary criticism to view the series as melodrama, particularly Dickensian melodrama Interestingly, she not only uses this to analyze the writing, but also the visual aspects of the show costume, lighting, camera direction and sounds This was a good way to revisit a familiar favorite.

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