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This Thing of Ours: Investigating the Sopranos

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In a first-season episode of "The Sopranos," Tony Soprano is once again in conflict with his uncle Carrado "Junior" Soprano. Tony is in no mood for conciliation, but neither is Junior, who warns his nephew not to return unless he is armed: "Come heavy," he insists, "or not at all."

As a work of popular culture, a ground-breaking television series, and a cultural phenomenon,
Paperback, 225 pages
Published September 18th 2002 by Columbia University Press (first published August 1st 2002)
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Aug 05, 2011 Henry rated it really liked it
This book was written after the third season; I don't know if there is an updated edition. I enjoyed this book a lot, much more than I thought I would. The obvious thing that is missing, however, is a discussion of how the long-format, closed-end television series has changed and influenced broadcast tv, cable tv and cinema. Still, I recommend this to anyone with a taste for semiotics or analyses of popular culture.
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