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empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



I've seen the wire at least 5 times straight through, but I never thought about this until now because of the McNulty/Stringer chat. As we all know, during the courtroom scene in the first episode, String holds up a drawing proclaiming "gently caress you detective" for McNulty to see. Later in the episode we learn that McNulty already had knowledge about the Barksdale gang, even though no other police officer had a clue who even Avon was at that time. So, the question I have is how does Stringer, at that time, know that McNulty is a detective? Did they have a run-in during the events before the show began? I may be mistaken, but I don't recall this ever being brought up in the show. McNulty just seems to have put the connection together on his own, yet how does Stringer know he's a cop?

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empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



The amount of money made is relative to the quantity of product initially purchased. If it's just some corner hustler that picked up one package at a time, that person might be doubling their money, whereas a large organization is picking up the equivalent of, say, hundreds of packages at a time is going to get their supply at a much cheaper rate, which enables them to make 4-5-? times as much.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



TheBalor posted:

The funny thing is, there was a journalist who watched the season five Wire premier with several current and former NYC drug lords. After watching the scene where Marlo was tossing poo poo around in the co-op meeting, they immediately declared that Marlo was not to be trusted, and that if Prop Joe didn't have him killed ASAP he was a fool.

Link for reference (at least I assume this is what you're talking about): http://freakonomics.com/2008/01/09/what-do-real-thugs-think-of-the-wire/

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Ainsley McTree posted:

Well. For someone who murders people for drug money.

All in the game, yo

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Interesting article about the sound editing of The Wire: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat...isrc=burger_bar

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Pretty sure I just saw Wallace in a trailer for a Zach Efron movie and I'm not sure how I feel about that...

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Domenick Lombardozzi seems to pop up in various shows and movies occasionally, though nothing particularly memorable. Wood Harris and his brother are gonna be in the upcoming season of Justified.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



cletepurcel posted:

Wasn't there a quote from one of the sound people where he said they put the train noises in the background whenever the progress of a case was being impeded? That would be it in both instances.

The train scene I always think of is Bunk, during one of his drinking scenes with Jimmy, taking a piss on the train tracks and jumping off it just before the train gets there (or maybe it was Jimmy that did it.)

It was McNulty, and an interesting thing about that scene that I read somewhere is that the train passing by wasn't planned in advance. Dominic West ad-libbed jumping away at the last minute. The train was just a regular train that just happened to be passing by at the time, and behind the scenes the crew was freaking out because they thought West was going to be hit.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



wormil posted:

Hmmm. Sandkings (as published in Omni) helped get me into science fiction when I was a kid and I'm sure I've read other Martin but I haven't read GOT, will put it on my list.

I watched 6 episodes of True Blood but it wasn't doing it for me. Then watched 6 episodes of Rome which I'll finish eventually, good but a little disjointed. But I'm thinking pretty hard about re-watching Sopranos because it's the only thing that might hold my interest right now and I've never seen the unedited series. I think Amazon Prime also has Oz, might check that out.

If you're looking for a new series and you haven't seen Deadwood, I would highly suggest that. Oz is good, but gets pretty weird and unbelievable at times, especially towards the end of the series. Still, definitely worth a watch.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



It was intentionally shot with a 4:3 aspect ratio, so there won't ever be a version in 16:9.

IIRC, they even considered switching formats when 16:9 became the standard around maybe season 3 but it was thought that the change would take away from the feel of the show.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Aishan posted:

It's never outright stated, but it's insinuated that when he was younger and lot more foolish he pocketed money seized from drug raids, much like we see Herc and Carver doing during the series.

Burrell brings it up more than once during his imminent firing and states it as fact in at least one scene that Daniels was once part of a unit in the Western that was investigated for embezzling money.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



gently caress trophy 2k14 posted:

Oh wow who'd have thought Baltimore still looks poor.

Hell, I'm surprised most of those places still look as "good" as they do.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



NOTinuyasha posted:

Mouzone's 'slow train coming' scene still makes me wonder. What (metaphorical) train? Slow? Where is it coming to? In context he's probably just mocking the city's attempts at reform but the dialog is sort of a mindfuck.

I took that more to mean progress is a slow train coming, but I guess reform works too.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



I just assumed the shot was framed that way to keep the sun from blinding the camera.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



After completing my 11th rewatch of The Wire a few weeks ago, I started going through ESPN's 30 for 30 series on Netflix, and tonight I watched the Randy Moss episode titled Rand University. As the narrator started speaking, I thought, "that sounds like Omar". Sure enough, Michael Kenneth Williams was the narrator. Funny enough, I also kept thinking, "man, Randy Moss sounds just like senator Clay Davis." He speaks briefly in this preview clip. Anyone else hear it? It comes out more in the full episode, but I just thought it was weird that the whole time watching it, all I could think about was Omar and Clay Davis.

http://youtu.be/ES5HPkICZtY

empty baggie fucked around with this message at 03:09 on Sep 24, 2015

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



The actor who played Bodie is in that new show " The Night Of". I don't know if he's going to be in more than the first episode, but he does a pretty good job playing a character that isn't too different from Bodie.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Yeah, the pilot episode of "The Night Of" was really drat good. Really hope they keep that level of quality going.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



awesmoe posted:

If business is going smoothly it's because he's successfully moving sex slaves (and drugs) across the atlantic

All in the game, yo

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Ha! Omar is in "the night of". Got a mini Wire reunion started.

E: and Michael K Williams off to a good start, and 3 episodes in of "The Night Of" keeping up with the quality of the first episode like I had hoped.

empty baggie fucked around with this message at 04:40 on Jul 25, 2016

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



"The Night Of" is based off of a British show, so I'm avoiding spoilers because the show is that good so far. I'm sure bodies actor will play a part in later episodes, but Michael K Williams killed it in his new role last night and I can't wait to see where they take his character.

Sorry to keep bringing it up in this thread when the show has its own going, but so far it's been really quality television and while not really like the wire, there's definitely a crossover audience considering how it portrays the judicial system so accurately (so far).

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



1-800-DOCTORB posted:



Who is making a thread for The Deuce?

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3832342&perpage=40

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



deoju posted:

Crab chips, and scrapple are some poo poo I can't get in Wisconsin.

Also "I want a Shrek Surlpee, Bernard! and some Krispy Kreme" cracks me the gently caress up.

About the Deuce, here are a couple Wire connections that I noticed...

This actor playing a kinda crooked cop.



I thought this might be the same actor too, but I'm not sure. But in both scenes there's two guys sitting on a bench talking about the crime game they are playing and the nature of America. These are both in the opening few minutes.





boner confessor posted:

yeah that's method man, wu-tang clan member who has built an acting career


Method Man is in both shows, but thatís not him on the bench in the Deuce. Thatís another rapper, Black Thought from the Roots, that plays Buddy Love. Method Man plays Rodney, the pimp with the straight hair.

empty baggie fucked around with this message at 21:55 on Oct 18, 2017

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003




Where's Wallace, Simon? Where's Wallace?

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Hasselblad posted:

Waterboy was on last night. D'Angelo was one of the players and was named Wallace. :tinfoil:
Also the Emmylou Harris tribute was on Axs a couple nights ago, and Bubble's sponsor was one of the performers. Never realized he was Steve Earle.

He also performed Down In the Hole for the 5th season credit song.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Yeah, McNulty pushed Bodies storyline along, but realistically, knowing what we know about the characters, even if McNutty hadnít ever gotten involved, Marlo would have soon enough had Bodie killed for some other reason.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Thatís that bollymore accent.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Just watched The Irishman, and I knew Herc was Fat Tony just from the voice. They really went all out changing his face.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Iím pretty sure I even saw pictures of him in makeup during filming, but the final product is crazy. I knew it was him from his voice, but other than his frame, he was almost totally unrecognizable.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Yeah, his kicking in that scene was very unconvincing. I had heard that they brought in people to help with posture so everyone wouldn't look like 80 year olds when they were trying to play someone in their 40's, but that scene made it really obvious.

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Michael Kostroff (Maury Levy) is also currently in the HBO show ďThe Plot Against AmericaĒ.

E: he was also in The Deuce, so I guess David Simon likes him.

empty baggie fucked around with this message at 21:32 on Apr 13, 2020

empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



Syrian Lannister posted:

I was always under the assumption she was an attorney, which is why she pushed for him to get his JD.

Not talking about Cheryl, Kima, or Nancy

I thought this as well.

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empty baggie
Oct 22, 2003



He's also Wags from Billions.

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