I’m rewatching The Wire and am appreciating it again. There are a few articles and analyses that add to my enjoyment — here are some links to visit for your multiple viewings and cinematic enrichment:
Erlend Lavik on cinematic style in The Wire:
Slavoj Žižek and Fredric Jameson on The Wire:
The Wire’s sound editor on some secrets:
Lorrie Moore writing about The Wire (subscribers only):
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Justified’s season 5 premieres January 7th on FX, and it’s going to be an amazing season. The promos are beginning to appear online. Check out the FX website for some of them:
I’ll also be slowly promoting my new novel, due out in June, posting things here as they appear. Here’s a new interview with my hometown magazine, Inside Merrick:
That’s all for now. Happy holidays, everyone!
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My novel, TRIPLINES, is back on track for a Spring 2014 publication. More details will follow soon. It’s my most autobiographical work, and was written while working in TV, so the process has taken longer than usual.
Speaking of TV, everything at Justified is moving along nicely. We’re in prep for the first episode, and will start shooting next week. It’s going to be a great season.
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Is there any possible formula to follow in order to be a good novelist?
Ninety-nine percent talent … ninety-nine percent discipline … ninety-nine percent work. He must never be satisfied with what he does. It never is as good as it can be done. Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. An artist is a creature driven by demons. He don’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why. He is completely amoral in that he will rob, borrow, beg, or steal from anybody and everybody to get the work done.
William Faulkner (September 25, 1897–July 6, 1962)
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Found this in my old phone — the Finale of #Awake that Kyle, Noelle and I broke out on cards. It’s blurry but you can see the green/red world beats with the last card a mix.
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