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Letterman : the last giant of late night
Letterman : the last giant of late night
Zinoman, Jason2018
In a career spanning more than thirty years, Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. Yet he is a remote, even reclusive, figure whose career is widely misunderstood. Zinoman goes behind the scenes of Letterman's television career to illuminate the origins of his revolutionary comedy, its overlooked influences, and how his work intersects with and reveals his famously eccentric personality.
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New york : HarperCollins, 2018.
xvi, 345 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
First published in 2017.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: pt. I EDUCATION OF A TALK-SHOW HOST, 1947--1979 -- 1.Shock Jock -- 2.When David Met Merrill -- pt. II THE ANTI-TALK SHOW, 1980--1984 -- 3.The Art of Stupid -- 4.Not Tonight -- 5.The Harvard Takeover -- pt. III THE ARCHANGEL OF IRONY, 1984--1987 -- 6.The Pounding Fathers of Late Night -- 7.The Writer Under the Stairs -- 8.The Letterman Generation -- 9.The Two Daves -- pt. IV WRITER'S BLOCK, 1988--1993 -- 10.Comedy Is Not Pretty! -- 11.Meg and Mom -- pt. V THE VERY BIG SHOW, 1993--2015 -- 12.The Agony of Victory -- 13.The Oscar Myth -- 14.Hinky -- 15.More Pun Than Humans Should Be Allowed to Have.
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Brighton LibraryBiography791.45028 LETAvailable