Soap: The Unauthorized Inside Story of the Sitcom That Broke All the Rules

Soap: The Unauthorized Inside Story of the Sitcom
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  • 455 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Illustrated in B&W
  • Released: December 9, 2013
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Publisher: BearManor Media



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From its tumultuous beginnings in 1977 to its end by firing squad - on screen and off - "Soap" was as passionate and controversial as the times in which it was made. During its four-year run, it tackled sex, death, depression and infidelity, all with a wit and gentleness never before seen on American television. Throughout that time, a vocal minority hounded the sitcom and parent network ABC over its perceived irreverence toward the mores of a declining generation, even as the real world was convulsed by terrorism, energy crises, and fallout from the Vietnam conflict and governmental malfeasance. For the first time ever, Soap: The Unauthorized Inside Story of the Sitcom that Broke all the Rules takes you behind the scenes, from the producers' battles with network censors over an earlier series, to the creation of enduring story lines such as the death of Peter Campbell, and Burt's abduction by aliens. Based on interviews with nearly 30 members of the cast and crew, this book offers an extensive examination of each episode, and may finally reveal the societal forces that really led to the series' premature demise.

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  • ISBN: 1593936877
  • EAN: 9781593936877
  • Shipping Weight: 17.60/lbs (approx)
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