The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade

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by Ad7 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:40 pm

Just finished watching the whole thing for the first time.

Bunk :wub: :slol: "my clothes stink of pussy"

Clay Davis "shhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttt" :lol:

Mcnulty going all dexter in the last series :lol:

Omar :(

Really enjoyed that. Loved the way they offed people with no ceremony or build up.

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by Monkey Man » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:32 pm

Starts at 12.15am (Yahoo also has been archiving the panels so far.) -

Watch 'The Wire' cast reunite tonight at PaleyFest NY!

Omar, Bunk, Marlo, Prez, Kima, Carver, D'Angelo and Rawls, together again

The East Coast branch of the Paley Center is in the midst of PaleyFest New York, which started last weekend and will run through Sunday. Like its LA counterpart, the focus is mainly on current shows (and mainly ones that film in New York, or at least in parts east), but like its LA counterpart so often features, there's a special reunion, and I get to moderate it: "The Wire."

We'll have co-creator David Simon, producer Nina Noble, and at least eight castmembers: Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn, Michael Kenneth Williams, Seth Gilliam, Jim True-Frost, John Doman, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., and Jamie Hector. Dominic West is otherwise occupied on a film shoot, but he recorded a video message that will be played at the start.

The theater at the Paley Center isn't very big — I'm hearing the front row may have to accommodate some additional surprise alums— and tickets to the event sold out quickly, but fortunately Yahoo is livestreaming all the panels, including this one. I've embedded the livestream code below, and it should go live sometime tonight around 7:15 p.m. (Yahoo also has been archiving the panels so far.)

Should be a fun night, with several champion talkers on one stage. I will do my best to not go pure Chris Farley on the gang, but I can make no promises.

Link to the stream in here - http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watchi ... leyfest-ny

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by chalkitdown » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:42 pm

Downloaded the first 3 seasons of the Remaster yesterday in preparation for a rewatch. It looks really strawberry floating good! :wub: :mrgreen:

Gonna watch the first 2 episodes tonight with the missus. English isn't her first language so I imagine there will be a lot of translating and explaining of slang. :lol: She survived through complete watches of Battlestar Galactica and Six Feet Under well enough with me but this will be a totally different story.

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Memento Mori » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:45 pm

You are going to be pressing pause a lot.

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Ad7 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:48 pm

Found I've got a wire soundtrack cd the other day, all the shows music with dialogue snippets in between.

"Hey, hey! Omar comin, OMAR COMIN"

:datass:

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by chalkitdown » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:53 pm

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Fascinating to see a president give an interview and not the other way 'round :lol: So weird. Good watch. Some of the camerawork was terrible, though.

Just finished season 2 of our HD rewatch last night. A much better season than most give it credit for. Probably has more humour than any other season, too.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu May 21, 2015 6:46 pm

How have they managed that? Cropped image or is it 4:3 HD?

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by Ario » Thu May 21, 2015 6:52 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:How have they managed that? Cropped image or is it 4:3 HD?


According to http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Wire- ... ay/120000/

First, though, a bit of history. While all five seasons of the show were originally broadcast in 1.33:1, The Wire was shot in 35mm and, for a time, protected for 16:9 letterbox by cinematographer Bob Colesberry, who initially wanted to film the series in widescreen. All good, right? Not quite. As Simon succinctly explained in a candid and revealing December 2014 blog post, "If you compose a shot for a wider 16:9 screen, then you are, by definition, failing to optimize the composition of the 4:3 image. Choose to serve one construct and at times you must impair the other." Moreover, by the end of the second season, Simon, Colesberry and the cinematographers who proceeded him were no longer actively protecting the image for a possible 1.78:1 presentation.

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Dual » Thu May 21, 2015 7:31 pm

What does that mean? Its going to look like crap?

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by Saint of Killers » Thu May 21, 2015 7:38 pm

Ario wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:How have they managed that? Cropped image or is it 4:3 HD?


According to http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Wire- ... ay/120000/

First, though, a bit of history. While all five seasons of the show were originally broadcast in 1.33:1, The Wire was shot in 35mm and, for a time, protected for 16:9 letterbox by cinematographer Bob Colesberry, who initially wanted to film the series in widescreen. All good, right? Not quite. As Simon succinctly explained in a candid and revealing December 2014 blog post, "If you compose a shot for a wider 16:9 screen, then you are, by definition, failing to optimize the composition of the 4:3 image. Choose to serve one construct and at times you must impair the other." Moreover, by the end of the second season, Simon, Colesberry and the cinematographers who proceeded him were no longer actively protecting the image for a possible 1.78:1 presentation.


Ta for the link.

If creative had their say and they're happy with it then that's all I care about.

Dual wrote:What does that mean? Its going to look like crap?


Comparison clips here (and lots of detail on the process too): SPOILERS :!: :arrow: http://davidsimon.com/the-wire-hd-with-videos/

Looks good to me.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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by Buffalo » Thu May 21, 2015 8:19 pm

Day 1

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by chalkitdown » Thu May 21, 2015 9:21 pm

Dual wrote:What does that mean? Its going to look like crap?


I'm halfway through season 4 of my HD rewatch and it looks spectacular. No problems whatsoever.

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Ario » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:58 pm

My Boxset arrived today

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Will post impressions after episode 1

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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by chalkitdown » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:49 pm

Coming towards the end of season 4 in my HD rewatch. I had forgotten just how strawberry floating good this season is and the amazig character development on Prez. I do miss McNulty being a main character, though.

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by Saint of Killers » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:20 pm

:o HD versions are on Sky On Demand!

Boxset popped up again a few weeks back. I assumed they were SD because there was strawberry float ALL fanfare about them being HD versions. Just went to DL first ep, hit play after I had a few mins ready to watch and *BAM* it was in HD!

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Saint of Killers » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:40 am

Series 4 :wub:

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: The Wire - Greatest TV show of the decade
by Saint of Killers » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:48 am

chalkitdown wrote:Coming towards the end of season 4 in my HD rewatch. I had forgotten just how strawberry floating good this season is and the amazig character development on Prez. I do miss McNulty being a main character, though.


Was that purely the choice of the writers, or was Dominic West filming something else?

Says a lot for the series that it can stand on its own even without one of its primary characters getting reduced screen time.

Series 4 opening theme music... I could listen to it all day long. Such a brilliant performance of the song.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)

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