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Just What Is It That Makes Tony Soprano Such an Appealing, Attractive Murderer?

Murray Smith

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Tony Soprano is a vicious thug. And yet, he commands the loyalty, affection and sympathy of most viewers of The Sopranos. The case of Soprano gives rise to two philosophical questions. The first ... More


Distinctive product: three kinds of quality: The Sopranos, Shooting the Past, Shameless

Robin Nelson

in State of Play: Contemporary 'High-end' TV Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073106
eISBN:
9781781701119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073106.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter takes three very different examples of TV3 drama output and considers them in turn, first from the point of view of their textual features and then in respect of the bases on which they ... More


Violence and Therapy in The Sopranos

Jason Jacobs

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

During its five seasons, the television series The Sopranos, which premiered in 1999 on HBO, has offered an emphatically realist account of organised crime in a fictional New Jersey mob family. Its ... More


Emotional Rescue: The Sopranos (HBO 1999–2007), ER (NBC 1994–) and State of Play (BBC1 2003)

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter employs textual analysis in order to focus on three examples of television programmes often referred to as 'quality' television drama: ER, The Sopranos, and State of Play. Concentrating ... More


The Contemporary Television Series

Michael Hammond and Lucy Mazdon (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This study of the contemporary prime-time ‘quality’ serial television format gives an account of prominent programmes such as 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER, The Sopranos and The West Wing, and ... More


Our Mobsters, Ourselves

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0051
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes The Sopranos as a meditation on the nature of morality, the possibility of redemption, and the legacy of Sigmund Freud. During its two-year run, The Sopranos, an HBO series by ... More


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