Academia meets the Sopranos: Sopranos wins

There’s a lot of essays out there on the Sopranos, but like a lot of pop criticism (and academia in general), there’s so little substance to these essays that, once you get past the paragraphs name-dropping theorists and philosophers, past the paragraphs that awkwardly sum up the film/tv show for those who’ve never seen it (but are snoozy to those who do), and finally past the references to the other books and films the author has read, there’s very little analysis. I spent a little while looking around the web for some good reading on The Sopranos, and while Salon has a few good articles, this one by Martha P. Nochimson is one of the best: Tony’s Options: The Sopranos and the Televisuality of the Gangster Genre

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