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- DescriptionIn this sophisticated examination of the HBO serial drama that aired from 2002 until 2008, Linda Williams, a leading film scholar and authority on the interplay between film, melodrama, and issues of race, suggests what exactly it is that makes The Wire so good. She argues that its narrative power derives from its genre, popular melodrama.
- Author BiographyLinda Williams is Professor of Film Studies and Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include Screening Sex and Porn Studies, both also published by Duke University Press; Playing the Race Card: Melodramas of Black and White from Uncle Tom to O. J. Simpson; Viewing Positions: Ways of Seeing Film; and Hard Core: Power, Pleasure, and the Frenzy of the Visible. In 2013, Williams received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
- Author(s)Linda Williams
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication08/08/2014
- GenreFilm, TV & Radio
- Series TitleSpin Offs
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Content Note60 color illustrations
- Weight404 g
- Width3819 mm
- Height5346 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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