The Resource Letterman : the last giant of late night, Jason Zinoman., (ebook)

Letterman : the last giant of late night, Jason Zinoman., (ebook)

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Letterman : the last giant of late night
Title
Letterman
Title remainder
the last giant of late night
Statement of responsibility
Jason Zinoman.
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Language
eng
Summary
New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman delivers the definitive story of the life and artistic legacy of David Letterman, the greatest television talk show host of all time and the signature comedic voice of a generation.In a career spanning more than thirty years, David Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. While he remains one of the most famous stars in America, he is a remote, even reclusive, figure whose career is widely misunderstood. In Letterman, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of the New York Times, mixes groundbreaking reporting with unprecedented access and probing critical analysis to explain the unique entertainer's titanic legacy. Moving from his early days in Indiana to his retirement, 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. Zinoman argues that Letterman had three great artistic periods, each distinct and part of his evolution. As he examines key broadcasting moments--"Stupid Pet Tricks" and other captivating segments that defined Late Night with David Letterman--he illuminates Letterman's relationship to his writers, and in particular, the show's co-creator, Merrill Markoe, with whom Letterman shared a long professional and personal connection.To understand popular culture today, it's necessary to understand David Letterman. With this revealing biography, Zinoman offers a perceptive analysis of the man and the artist whose ironic voice and caustic meta-humor was critical to an entire generation of comedians and viewers--and whose singular style ushered in new tropes that have become cliches in comedy today
Biography type
individual biography
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MMI
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Zinoman, Jason
Dewey number
791.4502/8092
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1992.4.L39
LC item number
Z56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Letterman, David
  • Television personalities
  • Comedians
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Letterman : the last giant of late night, Jason Zinoman., (ebook)
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text
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1 online resource (368 p.)
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online
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9780062377241
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  • ocn975270617
  • (OCoLC)975270617
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Letterman : the last giant of late night, Jason Zinoman., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (368 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062377241
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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F29FA4F5-95E1-4B70-B034-B67F0313BCD7
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  • ocn975270617
  • (OCoLC)975270617

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