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Title:Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Neal Gabler
Publisher:Vintage
ISBN:0375706534
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:320
Category:Non fiction, History, Film, Philosophy, Sociology, Cultural, Criticism

Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality by Neal Gabler

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Life: The Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality A thoughtful in places chilling account of the way entertainment values have hollowed out American life i The New York Times Book Review i .

From one of America s most original cultural critics and the author of b Winchell b the story of how our bottomless appetite for novelty gossip glamour and melodrama has turned everything of importance from news and politics to religion and high culture into one vast public entertainment .

Neal Gabler calls them lifies those blockbusters written in the medium of life that dominate the media and the national conversation for weeks months even years the death of Princess Diana the trial of O J Simpson Kenneth Starr vs William Jefferson Clinton Real Life as Entertainment is hardly a new phenomenon but the movies and now the new information technologies have so accelerated it that it is now the reigning popular art form How this came to pass and just what it means for our culture and our personal lives is the subject of this witty concerned and sometimes eye opening book

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