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Media And Entertainment In The 90's

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Media and Entertainment in the 90’s The music, books, television shows and overall media that were a product of the 90’s had a lasting impact on American culture. From Nirvana’s influence on the creation of the grunge music genre to the acclaimed Harry Potter franchise, entertainment established in the 90’s is still loved and revered by numerous people to date. Nirvana’s influential as well as successful 1991 album “Nevermind” was a huge push in making the “grunge” music genre popular and mainstream during the 90’s. Selling 11 million copies in America and an outstanding 30 million worldwide, “Nevermind” was truly one of the most significant decade-defining album of the 90’s, as it related to the niche interests of misfit teens. The lead…show more content…
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997) the debut book the series starred young boy wizard, Harry Potter, and his magical education. Author J.K. Rowling started writing the series as a single mother living in an unheated apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland. She spent many days writing The Philosopher’s Stone in a nearby coffee shop with her daughter, Jessica, next to her in her stroller. When completed, Rowling sent the book to loads publishers, all of whom rejected the book. Eventually, the book was sold to Bloomsbury press for $4000 in 1995. The Philosopher’s Stone was immediately a huge hit with adults and children alike. It was awarded the British Book Award as well as the Smarties Book Prize. Rowling then signed a 7 book contract with Scholastic, and the series was made into an incredibly successful movie franchise in 2001 The 90’s brought into existence countless important pieces of media. Nirvana’s creation of grunge music, The X-Files and its influence on the people who watched it, and the awe-inspiring Wizarding World of Harry Potter, are significant parts of American culture and history; and won’t soon be forgotten by the ones who enjoyed…show more content…
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