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Gilligan's Island

Author: Walter Metz
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2012.
Series: Contemporary approaches to film and television series., TV milestones.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the under-studied sitcom Gilligan's Island that addresses key questions about American social life in the 1960s.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Metz, Walter, 1967-
Gilligan's Island.
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2012
(OCoLC)929556416
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Metz
ISBN: 9780814333723 0814333729 9780814336472 0814336477
OCLC Number: 744977417
Description: viii, 115 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction: a minimalist allegory --
The existential island --
A boy and his whale --
Studying Gilligan --
An industrial history of Gilligan's Island --
The narrative innovations of Gilligan's Island --
Gilligan's cave --
The skipper's war trauma --
Gilligan fights the cold war --
Gilligan and identity politics --
What great books would you bring to a desert island? --
To be Gilligan, or not to be --
Prospero's children --
A poke in CBS's eye: the aesthetics of Gilligan's Island --
Gilligan goes to carnival --
Gilligan and the short story --
Gilligan's Island and film history --
Gilligan's Island and performativity --
Gilligan, the natural man --
The afterlife of Gilligan's Island --
Conclusion: television in the age of the DVD.
Series Title: Contemporary approaches to film and television series., TV milestones.
Responsibility: Walter C. Metz.

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