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Truth and Consequences: Game Shows in Fiction and Film

Mike Miley


Truth and Consequences interrogates the ways in which over two dozen works of fiction and film find meaning in the game show. Writers and filmmakers use the game show intermedially as a metaphor for what it means to be a person, a lover, a family, and a citizen in the media age. Despite media culture’s promises of global equality and connectivity (and one’s efforts to realize that promise), individuals wind up isolated by market-driven deception, wealth, or ethnicity. People use media to achieve greater intimacy with others, but the market nudges them to keep their distance from each other in ... More

Keywords: Game Shows, American Studies, Film and Television, Contemporary American Fiction, Intermediality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496825384
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496825384.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike Miley, author
Loyola University New Orleans

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