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Reading The Sopranos

Author : David Lavery
ISBN : 1845111214
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents a collection of essays analyzing the popular television drama for its impact on popular culture and its depiction of contemporary issues such as crime, violence, law enforcement, and family life.
Category: Performing Arts

The Sopranos On The Couch

Author : Maurice Yacowar
ISBN : 0826415423
Genre : Performing Arts
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If television programming is normally considered a wasteland, then The Sopranos may be thought of as a jungle: richly colored, teeming with life, dark with mystery. The Sopranos on the Couch is a must for all who are already caught up in the excitement, as well as for viewers who are coming to the show for the first time. Yacowar helps us understand exactly why we can't get enough of Tony Soprano and that colorful mafia family that we hate to love and often love to hate!This pop-culture sensation is not only the most controversial series on television, but also the most provocative, thoughtful, and complex. Its language and themes have stretched the norms of commercial television, many characters and phrases having entered our everyday life.The Sopranos on the Couch is the first book to provide a compact, lively, and authoritative examination of each episode and season - the themes, inside jokes, and allusions - thereby putting the series into a broader cultural context.
Category: Performing Arts

Entertaining With The Sopranos

Author : Carmela Soprano
ISBN : 9780446549325
Genre : Cooking
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Fans of a certain multi-award-winning HBO® dramatic series and lovers of fine eating everywhere made The Sopranos Family Cookbook a runaway #1 bestseller, thanks to its intimate vignettes and delectable Old Country recipes. But that just got the party started. Now comes the ultimate guide to making every event the perfect occasion, served up by the Garden State's most gracious hostess, Carmela Soprano. From graduation parties to holiday gatherings to poolside barbecues, Carmela gives you everything you need to keep your personal crew as happy as a clam in red sauce: over 75 delicious new Neapolitan-based recipes as well as scores of Soprano-approved tips on picking the ideal location, choosing tasteful decorations, whipping up the best drinks, and selecting the right music. Sweetening the festa are dozens of never-seen illustrations and insightful commentaries from Soprano relatives and intimates. You'll find "AJ" Soprano's confirmation invitation, advice on "party anxiety" from therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi, a term paper by Meadow Soprano on "Why My Grandmother Can't Cook," advice from family friend Paulie Walnuts on throwing a surprise party, and much, much more. Unsure about wine? Follow the advice of Artie Bucco, proprietor of the renowned Nuovo Vesuvio restaurant in Newark, New Jersey: "If you have steak, a `big' meat dish, think of a `big' red wine like a California Burgundy. I guess you could match it with a big white wine, too, but I don't know of any big white wines." Want to surprise with a birthday gift? Model yours after what Carmela plans on giving her husband, waste management executive Tony Soprano, on his fiftieth: a Dean Martin impersonator, an outdoor screening of his favorite film, The Public Enemy, starring James Cagney, and a monogrammed putter. (But no ritzy watch. He has a dozen of them.) Planning a wedding? Find inspiration in the vision of Carmela's sister-in-law, Janice Soprano Baccilieri: "As guests enter a cathedral of pines, they would pass an ancient wishing well where they could deposit small presents or deep thoughts about life and love. Ideally, I would love for the whole ceremony to be done in the nude, but unfortunately, the time for that kind of pagan openness has long passed." Flustered by funerals? Heed the wise suggestions for his own wake from Tony's Uncle Corrado "Junior" Soprano: "A lot of food, no crap, a lot of homemade Bucassi vino, a nice speech from Bobby Bacala, since he was always the nicest to me of all those bums, and me singing like Caruso on the Victrola." In Carmela's words: "What's closer to a celebration of life than celebrations? Look for them, jump into them, charger plates and all, and have a ball."
Category: Cooking

The Sopranos

Author : Dana Polan
ISBN : 9780822392415
Genre : Performing Arts
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“In its original run on HBO, The Sopranos mattered, and it matters still,” Dana Polan asserts early in this analysis of the hit show, in which he sets out to clarify the impact and importance of the series in both its cultural and media-industry contexts. A renowned film and TV scholar, Polan combines a close and extended reading of the show itself—and of select episodes and scenes—with broader attention to the social landscape with which it is in dialogue. For Polan, The Sopranos is a work of playful irony that complicates simplistic attempts to grasp its meanings and values. The show seductively beckons the viewer into an amoral universe, hinting at ways to make sense of its ethically complicated situations, only to challenge the viewer’s complacent grasp of things. It deftly exploits the interplay between art culture and popular culture by mixing elements of art cinema—meandering plots, narrative breaks, and an uncertain progression—with the allure of a soap opera, delving into its characters’ sex lives, mob rivalries, and parent–child conflicts. A show about corrupt figures who parasitically try to squeeze illicit profit from the system, The Sopranos itself seems a target of attempts to glom on to its fame as a successful TV series: attempts by media executives, marketers, critics and writers, and even presidential candidates. “Everyone wants a piece of Sopranos action,” says Polan, and he traces the marketing of the series across both official and unauthorized media platforms, including cookbooks, games, DVDs, and the kitschy Sopranos bus tour. Critiquing previous books on The Sopranos, Polan suggests that in their quest to find deep meaning, many of the authors missed the show’s ironic and comedic side.
Category: Performing Arts

The Sopranos On The Couch

Author : Maurice Yacowar
ISBN : 082641401X
Genre : Sopranos (Television program).
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The first in-depth look at a television phenomenon.
Category: Sopranos (Television program).

There S More To New Jersey Than The Sopranos

Author : Marc Mappen
ISBN : 9780813545868
Genre : History
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Collects humorous, scandalous, and tragic stories of New Jersey history, ranging from the discovery of mammoth skeletons to the Lindbergh kidnapping.
Category: History

Paying Respect To The Sopranos

Author : Christopher J. Vincent
ISBN : 9780786451814
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
Category: Performing Arts

The Sopranos

Author : Allen Rucker
ISBN : UVA:X004470251
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
Category: Performing Arts

This Thing Of Ours

Author : David Lavery
ISBN : 1903364442
Genre : Sopranos (Television program)
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As a work of popular culture, an innovative television series and a media phenomenon, 'The Sopranos' has made an impact throughout the world. This text investigates both the wide appeal and controversial reception of this highly-debated drama.
Category: Sopranos (Television program)

The Sopranos And Philosophy

Author : Richard Greene
ISBN : 9780812698084
Genre : Philosophy
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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.
Category: Philosophy