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Planet Simpson By Chris Turner

Planet Simpson
by Chris Turner

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In this analysis of the popular TV show, the author looks at how it is created, its finest moments and the influence it has across the world. He also discusses the characters' moral values, such as Marge and Lisa and the environment, Homer and consumerism and Mr Burns and corporate villainy.
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Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation by Chris Turner

Astute, funny, literate, politically and culturally aware; in this analysis of The Simpsons, Chris Turner, a provocative new writer, dissects the world's favourite TV show - its genesis, past, characters and influence. Bart, Homer and Marge have entered the lexicon of iconic, global characters. Bart has the highest recognition factor amongst kids in the UK & US, way above that of Harry Potter. The British voted it their favourite TV programme ever. The Archbishop of Canterbury called it 'one of the most subtle pieces of propaganda around in the cause of sense, humility and virtue.' Yet The Simpsons is thoroughly subversive and irreverent. Bringing the savvy insight to The Simpsons that has been brought to publishing on global politics, the internet and the fast-food industry, Chris Turner looks at how The Simpsons is created and the unique two-way relationship of inspiration and influence it has with the real world. From Marge and moral values to Lisa and the environment, from Homer and consumerism to Citizen Burns and corporate villainy - this is the first book to be written that is as intelligent, subversive, wide-ranging and funny as the show itself.

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Planet Simpson Reviews


"'The world's best TV programme ever' Observer"

About Chris Turner


Chris Turner lives in Toronto and is a freelance journalist. His work has been published by The Independent amongst other in the UK. When his article on the Simpsons generation was published in Shift magazine, Matt Groening found it so interesting he ordered multiple copies to give to his friends and colleagues.

Additional information

GOR002650295
Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation by Chris Turner
Chris Turner
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2004-09-09
352
0091897564
9780091897567
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.