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David Simon's new project

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by CUinthenewsroom, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. I did a search and didn't find anything. This project sounds intriguing. It's called "Treme" and is about musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans.

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40364
     
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    I want to see this.

    On a related note, if you ever go to New Orleans and have time, check out the Musicians Village in the 9th Ward.

    http://www.habitat-nola.org/projects/musicians_village.php

    I can even e-mail you PDF maps and audio files for a self-guided tour of sorts if you're that interested.
     
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Also, I'd be surprised if Simon's relationship with Wendell Pierce (also in the cast, according to the story) didn't play a major role in this project coming together. Pierce grew up in the 9th Ward, and the segment with him and his father in Spike Lee's documentary was one of the more powerful of the film.
     
  4. Here is some more background on the project, apparently I am extremely late to the party as this was announced in July: http://blog.nola.com/davewalker/2008/07/hbo_sets_drama_series_in_treme.html
     
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I read about this a while ago. It was definitely in a planning stage for a while, maybe for 2 or 3 years? It may be really good, but I'll watch with a skeptical eye, because I believe that one of the things that made The Wire so good is that Simon and Ed Burns were writing about something they were intimately familiar with because of their experiences as a reporter and a homicide cop in Baltimore.
     
  6. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Agree. Although I think that Simon's belief in his abilities as a reporter are what made him decide to do this. From what I understand, in between The Wire wrapping up, other than the time he spent making Generation Kill, he basically has been hanging out in New Orleans gathering material, just talking to people, sketching out ideas. He and Burns did essentially live on the intersection of West Fayette and Monroe in Baltimore for a year before they started writing The Corner, so I'm confident they'll be able (especially with Wendell Pierce's help) to get it right.
     
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