Greatest Hits is “An Anthology in Four Volumes” that examines, dissects and satirizes every angle of the pop culture universe: film and television, animation and live-action, rock and jazz music, vinyl records, classic video games, politics and daily life. Writer and artist Daniel Thomas MacInnes delivers his signature style of sharp wit, biting sarcasm, warm nostalgia, and the search for the cultural threads that bring us all together.
In Greatest Hits, MacInnes presents, in a incisive collection of essays and personal stories, the trivial absurdity and profound brilliance of modern life. These include denouncing the media circus surrounding Michael Jackson’s untimely death (“Now Watch the Thriller Zombies Chew On the Corpse”), championing the genius of 1970s Miles Davis (“Get Up With It”), conjuring childhood memories of video games (“Seven Cities of Gold”), and celebrating the animated movies of Studio Ghibli (“My Neighbor Totoro,” “Spirited Away”).
Like everyone’s favorite “greatest hits” albums, this book is a fitting portrait of the artist, and a perfect distillation of a singular and irresistible literary voice.
Greatest Hits essays include: ActRaiser; Anne of Green Gables; California Games; Donkey Kong Country; Herzog Zwei; My Neighbor Totoro; Napoleon Dynamite; Ratatouille; Sonic CD; Spirited Away; The Thriller Zombies Come to Chew on the Corpse; Truth is the First Casualty of War; and 80 more.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Zen Arcade: Classic Video Game Reviews 5
Part II: Pop Life 73
Part III: Videogame Classics 159
Part IV: Conversations On Ghibli: The Films Of
Hayao Miyazaki And Isao Takahata 239
About the Author 341