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Author Fink, Moritz, author.

Title The Simpsons : a cultural history / Moritz Fink.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  791.4572 FIN    DUE 08-03-20
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  791.4572 FIN    Available
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Description xvi, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series The cultural history of television
Cultural history of television.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-236) and index.
Contents Introduction: Yellow planet -- Part one: From counterculture to couch culture ; "So, we meet again, Mad magazine" : the Simpsons' comics ancestors ; The birth of The Simpsons ; The Simpsons' road to success -- Part two: Springfield on the map. At home at 742 Evergreen Terrace ; A town called Springfield ; Pop culture institution -- Part three: Simpsonized. The renaissance of animation -- Merchandising The Simpsons -- The Simpsons in remix culture -- Conclusion: The future of The Simpsons -- Appendix: Thirty years and thirty landmark episodes : an opinionated compendium.
Summary This book looks at The Simpsons place in the pop culture firmament, from inspirations like Mad magazine to its critical role in the renaissance of animated television. The author recounts the birth of the show, discusses its remarkable merchandising success, and examines the show's popularity as the longest running episodic program in TV history.
Subject Simpsons (Television program)
ISBN 9781538116166 hardcover alkaline paper $35.00
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