Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls

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Syracuse University Press, Apr 13, 2010 - Performing Arts - 380 pages
Bringing together seventeen original essays by scholars from around the world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international perspectives on Gilmore Girls (WB/CW, 2000–2007). Adored by fans and celebrated by critics for its sophisticated wordplay and compelling portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship, this contemporary American TV program finally gets its due as a cultural production unlike any other— one that is beholden to Hollywood’s screwball comedies of the 1930s, steeped in intertextual references, and framed as a "kinder, gentler k

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I love to read well-thought-out criticism of books, movies, and television that I enjoy, and Screwball Television offers many examples of that in its seventeen critical essays about Gilmore Girls. As ... Read full review

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David Scott Diffrient is assistant professor of film and media studies at Colorado State University. He is the author of M*A*S*H. David Lavery is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of seventeen books, including Lost’s Buried Treasures, Reading Deadwood, and Deny All Knowledge: Reading The X-Files.

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