Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled and Marxism

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 06 Sep 2006

All these writers you mention have the same attitude towards marriage? They have the same attitude towards religion? It's possible. I'd suggest that it's also irrelevant. What's relevant is the characters' attitude to these matters. If one writer shows Omar adopting, for instance, a particular religious stance, it has to be consistently applied throughout, regardless of any other writer's personal feelings.


  ----- Original Message -----
  Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 11:49 PM
  Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled and Marxism

  Allan Guthrie wrote:

  "Rob, surely every screenwriter on The Wire or Deadwood can't have the
  same 'social assumptions.'?"

  I get your point about collaborative works, but The Wire, at least, is a
  bad example to make your case. From what I know of the writers of The
  Wire, Simon, Burns, Pelecanos, Lehane (and didn't Richard Price also do
  some work on it?), from their individual works, interviews and, in a
  couple of cases, personal conversations, they are a pretty consistent
  bunch in their social assumptions. Of course, that's not too surprising
  in a work that consciously set out to address social assumptions, so the
  creator, David Simon, hired people who would fit in with his vision.



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