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

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Ansonia Public Library 791.45 ABR (Text to phone) 34045120756791 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 09/25/2018
Bethel Public Library NEW 791.45 ABR (Text to phone) 34030142360368 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Derby Neck Library 791.45 ABR (Text to phone) 34046140390983 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Derby Public Library 791.45 ABA (Text to phone) 34047140404592 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Milford Public Library 791.457 A (Text to phone) 34013141981822 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 09/24/2018
New Milford Public Library 791.4572 ABR (Text to phone) 34021129880866 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Ridgefield Library 791.4572 ABR (Text to phone) 34010142094860 Adult Fine Arts Available -
Salem Free Public Library 791.457 ABR (Text to phone) 33640140841143 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Bunker Hill Branch 791.45 ABR C2 (Text to phone) 34005100473478 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury 791.45 ABR (Text to phone) 34005100473460 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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An argument of dissent -- Like a novel -- Character research -- Build a city -- A real rom-com -- No one was ever safe -- The bastard child of HBO -- Kids don't vote -- Turn the camera back -- We opened the conversation.
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"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.
Subject: Wire (Television program)

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