The Sopranos Sessions

Author: Matt Zoller Seitz
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1683355261
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On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist’s office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranoslaunched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano’s hometown paper, New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors’ archival writing on the series, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show’s artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

Dr Joyce Brothers

Author: Kathleen Collins
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442268700
Size: 19,68 MB
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This is the first book to examine the life and career of Dr. Joyce Brothers, a nearly ubiquitous figure who appeared on television from the mid-1950s (as a contestant on The $64,000 Question) through the twenty-first century. Known primarily for her insight as a psychologist, Brothers wrote a daily newspaper advice column for more than five decades until her death in 2013. The author situates Dr. Brothers within the context of the broader American culture, incorporating relevant social, cultural, and historical events into this biographical narrative.

Roger Sessions

Author: Andrea Olmstead
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135868921
Size: 14,99 MB
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Recognized as the primary American symphonist of the 20th century, Roger Sessions (1896-1985) is one of the leading representatives of high modernism. His stature among American composers rivals Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, and Elliott Carter. Sessions was awarded two Pulitzer prizes, election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, winning the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, the Gold Medal of the American Academy, and a MacDowell Medal, in addition to 14 honorary doctorates. Roger Sessions: A Biography brings together considerable previously unpublished archival material, such as letters, lectures, interviews, and articles, to shed light on the life and music of this major American composer. Andrea Olmstead, a teaching colleague of Sessions at Juilliard and the leading scholar on his music, has written a complete biography charting five touchstone areas through Sessions’s eighty-eight years: music, religion, politics, money, and sexuality.

The Sopranos And Philosophy

Author: Richard Greene
Editor: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698088
Size: 11,58 MB
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This collection of essays by philosophers who are also fans does a deep probe of the Sopranos, analyzing the adventures and personalities of Tony, Carmella, Livia, and the rest of television's most irresistible mafia family for their metaphysical, epistemological, value theory, eastern philosophical, and contemporary postmodern possibilities. No prior philosophical qualificationsor mob connections are required to enjoy these musings, which are presented with the same vibrancy and wit that have made the show such a hit.

Paying Respect To The Sopranos

Author: Christopher J. Vincent
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786451815
Size: 14,46 MB
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This work provides a detailed account of lead character Tony Soprano’s psychological journey through all episodes of all six seasons of the popular HBO show The Sopranos. Through a window of psychological interpretation and social analysis, the author examines creator David Chase’s unique interweaving of modern family dynamics, organized crime, American society, and mental health. Early chapters focus on Tony’s influential early life experiences and the mental stress that affects him as a result of violent criminal activity and fluctuating relationships with his wife and children. Later chapters focus on internal conflicts and behavioral symptoms and the critical role of Tony’s psychiatric therapy sessions. The book’s final chapters explore the Soprano family as a unified whole.

The Press Gang

Author: Godfrey Cheshire
Editor: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609809785
Size: 11,22 MB
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A dialogue about cinema's legacy and best directors through essays by three of the best long-form critics out there, collected from the legendary NYPress for the first time. Comprising of the kind of long-form criticism that is all too rare these days, the weekly film columns in the NYPress included polemics, reviews, interviews, festival reports and features. A far cry from what is often derisively termed the "consumer report" mode of criticism, Cheshire, Seitz and White were passionately engaged with the film culture of both their own time, and what had come before. They constituted three distinctly different voices: equally accomplished, yet notably individual, perspectives on cinema. Their distinctive tastes and approaches were often positioned in direct dialogue with each other, a constant critical conversation that frequently saw each writer directly challenging his colleagues. Dialogue is important in criticism, and here you can find a healthy example of it existing under one proverbial roof. This three-way dialogue between Cheshire, Seitz and White assesses the 1990s in cinema, along with pieces on New York's vibrant repertory scene that allow us to read the authors' takes on directors such as Hitchcock, Lean, Kubrick, Welles, Fassbinder and Bresson; as well as topics such as the legacy of Star Wars, film noir, early film projection in New York City, the New York Film Critics Circle, Sundance, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the emerging cinema of Iran and Taiwan.

All Due Respect The Sopranos Changes Everything

Author: Alan Sepinwall
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476761507
Size: 15,20 MB
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"The Sopranos is the one [show] that made the world realize something special was happening on television. It rewrote the rules and made TV a better, happier place for thinking viewers, even as it was telling the story of a bunch of stubborn, ignorant, miserable excuses for human beings" (From All Due Respect…The Sopranos Changes Everything). In this chapter from the critically acclaimed book The Revolution Was Televised, Alan Sepinwall explores why The Sopranos was critical to ushering in a new golden age in television. Drawing on a new interview with creator David Chase, Sepinwall weaves fascinating behind-the-scenes details about the show with his trademark incisive criticism—including his theory on the controversial series finale.


Author: Peter Lehman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135273472
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Lehman brings together new work on masculinity in film by established film scholars, new academics, performance artists, and cultural critics. The essays analyze trends from the role of gay men in saving heterosexuality to the emergence of new queer cinema.

The Essential Sopranos Reader

Author: David Lavery
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081313014X
Size: 16,93 MB
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The Sopranos is recognized as the most successful cable series in the history of television. The Washington Post has called the popular series, winner of twenty-one Emmys and five Golden Globes, “the television landmark that leaves other landmarks in the dust.” In every aspect—narrative structure, visual artistry, writing, intertextuality, ensemble acting, controversial themes, dark humor, and unflinching examinations of American life—The Sopranos has had few equals. Offering a definitive final assessment of the series, The Essential Sopranos Reader aims to comprehensively examine the show’s themes and enduring cultural significance. Gender and ethnicity, the role of dreams, the rebirth of HBO, the series’ controversial finale, and other topics come under scrutiny in this highly accessible, engaging collection. The book concludes with an interview with Dominic Chianese, who played Uncle Junior in all six seasons of the show.

The Sopranos

Author: Allen Rucker
Editor: New Amer Library
Size: 18,72 MB
Format: PDF
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Discusses the history of the fictional family, including Tony Soprano's childhood and life as part of the Soprano family, and provides information about the cast of the HBO series and a synopsis of the first three seasons.