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- Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99
WHEN A YOUNG WRITER named Lorne Michaels talked NBC executives into taking a chance on a new weekend late-night comedy series, nobody really knew what to expect-not even Michaels. But Saturday Night Live, launched in 1975 and still thriving today, would change the face of television. It introduced brash new stars with names like Belushi, Radner, Chase,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99
Dreams in Television Narratives is the first comprehensive analysis of one of American televisions most frequently utilized tropes, the dream. From its beginning, television has been a storytelling medium. Whether delivered to a live audience or played out on a sound stage, narratives and those who write them have always been the crux of the... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.99
The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Success Acting in television commercials is a highly competitive business, but it can also be very lucrative. Whether you?re looking for your first break or want to take your acting career to the next level, Squire Fridell will give you the insider?s edge. Arguably the king of TV commercials, Fridell distills four decades... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99
This must-have book for every fan of HBO's hit show "The Sopranos" packs five scripts from the best episodes, handpicked by series creator David Chase. Completed scripts are included for the episodes: Pilot, College, The Happy Wanderer, The Knight in White Satin Armor, and Pine Barrens. 8-page photo insert. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 25.95
This thought-provoking book examines the philosophical issues arising from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series, revealing how the ragtag fleet's outward journey to Earth is also an inward exploration for the human survivors and their Cylon pursuers. more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95
The New York Times bestselling author of The Late Shift delivers "a boisterous, two-timing, high-stakes drama about the business of comedy" ( The Associated Press ). No one is more uniquely suited to document television's latest late- night travesty than veteran media reporter and bestselling author, Bill Carter. NBC's CEO, Jeff Zucker,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00
Drama! Excess! Men in bee suits! Often erroneously compared to soap operas of the United States, outside of the necessary and sometimes fantastical dramatic story arc, however, the telenovela differs greatly from U.S. soap operas and have regional and cultural distinctions throughout Latin America. In Telenovelas, Ilan Stavans has gathered over two-dozen... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00
AMC's episodic drama Mad Men has become a cultural phenomenon, detailing America's preoccupation with commercialism and image in the Camelot of 1960s Kennedy-era America, while self-consciously exploring current preoccupations. The 12 critical essays in this collection offer a broad, interdisciplinary approach to this highly relevant television... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00
Remember the finales of M*A*S*H, Cheers and Seinfeld? Do you know who shot J.R. on Dallas? This entertaining survey recounts these and other memorable events that generated some of American television's biggest audiences when they were first telecast from 1960 to the present. Here you will find the inside stories about the most popular specials,... more...
- A&C Black 2010; US$ 19.49
" The recipe book of great television from one of the best TV makers in the world " Jamie Oliver. Story structure is a huge weakness for many factual or reality filmmakers and TV producers, who often concentrate on subject areas and issues rather than dramatic and memorable narrative. Consequently programmes fail to attract the audience or... more...