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It's Only Teenage Wasteland: The Home Media Revival of Freaks and Geeks

Barnett, Katie (2017) It's Only Teenage Wasteland: The Home Media Revival of Freaks and Geeks. In: Cult Media: Re-packaged, Re-released and Restored. Palgrave Macmillan (Springer International), Cham, pp. 85-101. ISBN Print: 978-3-319-63678-8 Online: 978-3-319-63679-5

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This chapter explores the circumstances surrounding the cancellation of Freaks and Geeks and its status as a cult programme, a label that is in part linked to the programme's struggle to be broadcast and then released. It considers one of the main barriers to Freaks and Geeks' home media release, the licensing of the vast amount of music used in the programme, and how crucial the music is to its construction, both aurally and narratively. It also examines how Freaks and Geeks offers audiences a glimpse `back in time' to before the majority of its stars were famous, a time capsule of talent that would fully emerge during the 2000s.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: 'Freaks and Geeks', cult programmes, media, film, cinema, cult distribution, cult films
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Arts
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Depositing User: Katie Barnett
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2019 04:44
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:30

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