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Author Vest, Jason P., 1972-

Title The wire, Deadwood, Homicide, and NYPD blue : violence is power / Jason P. Vest
Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 290 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Prime-time realism : David Milch, David Simon, and television drama -- Peaks and valleys : David Milch and Hill Street blues -- Blue, black, and white : David Milch's NYPD blue -- Red balls : David Simon and Homicide : life on the street -- Street talk : David Simon's The corner -- American savagery : David Milch's Deadwood -- All the pieces matter : David Simon's The wire -- Conclusion
Summary Those who enjoy television police and crime series or cable network dramas are likely familiar with Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Deadwood, The Wire, and Homicide: Life on the Street. But what they may not realize is these engaging and often shockingly candid shows are all based on the vision of two writersÑDavid Milch and David Simon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-251), filmography, discography and index
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Subject Milch, David, 1945- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Simon, David, 1960- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Detective and mystery television programs -- United States.
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States.
Violence on television.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0313378207 (electronic bk.)
9780313378201 (electronic bk.)