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Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Autor/a de Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything

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Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the author of the New York Times bestseller Seinfeldia as well as Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, a history of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She spent a decade on staff at Entertainment Weekly and now writes for BBC Culture, Dame, Billboard, and New York's Vulture, among mostra'n més other publications. mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

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Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin
Armstrong, Jennifer
Data de naixement
20th Century
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female
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An intelligent piece of cultural journalism. Armstrong doesn't create a guide to the series, or spend a lot of time on interviews with the cast; instead she takes much of this information from other sources, in this age of the internet. Instead, she seeks to place MTM in the larger story of television and its impact on culture in the '60s and '70s, particularly well done by exploring the roles of the executives, head writers, prominent females in an industry still fraught with sexism, and one slightly obsessed fan. It's a fascinating story that is able to really capture the challenges faced in the era.

At the same time, this IS a history of MTM as a show. The fantastic rise of White and Engel, the insecurities of Harper and McLeod, the ups-and-downs for Asner and Knight, and the challenges of working with Leachman - all captured objectively but thrillingly. And Moore emerges as a more complex figure than I had initially realised. As someone who only came to the show two years ago (and watched the entire run since then), this is just what I wanted.
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therebelprince | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Apr 21, 2024 |
I came to Mean Girls very late for a millennial (in my 30s) but ended up really liking the movie once I got there. The musical soundtrack is great too. This book is a great overview of the movie's genesis, production, and legacy. There are even a few photos, which I wasn't expecting. I would recommend this if you liked the movie.
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rabbitprincess | Mar 31, 2024 |
If you have read other newspaper/magazine articles about the show back when it ended, you may not learn a great deal of new information.
 
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lieblbiz | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Aug 30, 2023 |
Very interesting and entertaining until lame last chapter.
 
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Mcdede | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Jul 19, 2023 |

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