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David Simon and The Wire

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Genco_Olive_Oil, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Hey all. On Thursday afternoon David Simon, the creator of The Wire, is giving a lecture at my college. I'm required to attend as part of my American Studies course. It's entitled "The Audicity of Despair." I haven't seen much of the show. Can you "Wire" fans suggest some questions that would be germane to this topic? Thanks.
  2. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    "Why did you kill off Stringer Bell, you fuck?"
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I always wondered why McNulty went back to the bottle in the last season, he'd hooked up with Beadie, things seemed to be going well in his life, then he started catting around again.
    But generally, I'd ask him who his movie/TV influences were.
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Ask him why he overtly skewered the police, the newspapers, the school and politicians but never dealt directly with the general population that was benignly ignorant of the evils of the system. Also, judges were treated much too kindly. Take from someone who knows, first hand.
  5. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Ask him if he ever worked metro with Charles Dickens.
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Is Dickens the guy who plagiarized his way to a Pulitzer?
  7. RossLT

    RossLT Guest


    You could ask him what it was like to create the greatest drama in the history of TV.
  8. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Dickens worked preps at one point.

    "It was a tale of two halves."
  9. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Ask him if it's at all symbolic that his television series never got the attention it deserved from the American public, much the same way the issues he raised were also ignored.

    Also, ask him how the hell someone can kill himself just by sitting down with a belt around his neck. I never got that.
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Ask him if The Greek represents unfettered capitalism.
  11. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    He represents feta'd capitalism.
  12. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    "Why did you kill off Omar, you fuck?"
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