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GonzoLeslie
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Why do shows use a ton of directors?

Just finished 2nd season of the wire. Noticed nearly every episode had a different director.

Was curious if other shows do this. Looked at sopranos and dexter on imdb. Both had a dozen directors or so.

1. why?
2. Its weird that I can't even tell a difference. Seems like theyre all the same
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Marciano1
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re: Why do shows use a ton of directors?
for a TV series I'm more interested in who wrote the episode than who directed it.


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Patrick O Rly
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re: Why do shows use a ton of directors?
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1. why?



Variety.

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2. Its weird that I can't even tell a difference. Seems like theyre all the same


I'm not sure about the Wire, but a director effects many things, including tone of the scene, how the lines are delivered, and they have input on editing.


Marciano1
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re: Why do shows use a ton of directors?
David Simon was the creator and writer of The Wire. No matter the director, everything was done the way Simon wanted it done.


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re: Why do shows use a ton of directors?
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David Simon was the creator and writer of The Wire. No matter the director, everything was done the way Simon wanted it done.


Yeah, TV shows are more about the writer/producer visions. Not like movies. Plus TV is filmed a lot faster than a movie...more directors gets shite done faster.


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Carson123987
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re: Why do shows use a ton of directors?
The writers and directors follow whatever the creator wants. Think Vince Gillian and David Chase


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