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Toss Up: Trivial Pursuit?

Mike Miley

in Truth and Consequences: Game Shows in Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825384
eISBN:
9781496825438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825384.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how game shows came to have a pitiful scholarly reputation after the quiz-show scandals of the 1950s. The chapter also discusses how an intermedial study of how game shows are ... More


Love Connection: The Game Show’s Erogenous Zones

Mike Miley

in Truth and Consequences: Game Shows in Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825384
eISBN:
9781496825438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825384.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A game show seems to be the last place where one would find love; however, many artists have seen a deeper quest hidden inside the game show’s pursuit of trivial knowledge: the desire to know another ... More


Truth and Consequences: Game Shows in Fiction and Film

Mike Miley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825384
eISBN:
9781496825438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825384.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Truth and Consequences interrogates the ways in which over two dozen works of fiction and film find meaning in the game show. Writers and filmmakers use the game show intermedially as a metaphor for ... More


Fear Factor: Game Shows, State Power, and Death

Mike Miley

in Truth and Consequences: Game Shows in Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825384
eISBN:
9781496825438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825384.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The works discussed transpose the conceit of The Most Dangerous Game to the world of commercial broadcast entertainment, pitting characters against each other in competition for the ultimate prize: ... More


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