Simpsons

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Release date: 2019-06-19

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From its crudely drawn vignettes on The Tracey Ullman Show to its nearly 700 episodes, The Simpsons has evolved from an alternative programming experiment to a worldwide cultural phenomenon. At 30 seasons and counting, The Simpsons boasts the distinction as the longest-running fictional primetime series in the history of American television. Broadcast around the globe, the show's viewers relate to a plethora of iconic charactersfrom Homer, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, and Bart to Kwik-E-Mart proprietor Apu, bar owner Moe, school principal Seymour Skinner, and conniving businessman Montgomery Burns, among many others. In The Simpsons: A Cultural History, Moritz Fink explores the show's roots, profiles its most popular characters, and examines the impact the series has hadnot only its shaping of American culture but its pivotal role in the renaissance of television animation. Fink traces the show's comic forerunnersdating back to early twentieth century comic strips as well as subversive publications like Mad magazineand examines how the show, in turn, generated a new wave of animation that changed the television landscape. Drawing on memorable scenes and providing useful background details, this book combines cultural analysis with intriguing trivia. In addition to an appreciation of the show's landmark episodes, The Simpsons: A Cultural History offers an entertaining discussion of the series that will appeal to both casual fans and devoted aficionados of this groundbreaking program.

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Genre: Animated films

Collection: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 264

ISBN: 9781538116173

Additional Information

Genre: Animated films

Collection: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 264

ISBN: 9781538116173

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