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  • Television Writingby Linda Aronson

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 15.40

    A practical guide to writing for television, from an award-winning writer who has worked for television in Australia, the US and UK. more...

  • Supernatural and Philosophyby Galen A. Foresman; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95 US$ 12.57

    No doubt the years hunting monsters and saving the universe have had their toll on the Winchesters, but their toughest and most gruesome battles are contained in this book. Think Lucifer was diabolically clever? Think again. No son is more wayward than the one who squanders his intellect and academic career pursuing questions as poignant as ?Half-awesome?... more...

  • The Visual Storyby Bruce Block

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    If you can't make it to one of Bruce Block's legendary visual storytelling seminars, then you need his book! Now in full color for the first time, this best-seller offers a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film, video, animated piece, or video game. You'll learn how to structure your visuals... more...

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophyby James B. South; William Irwin

    Open Court 2011; US$ 17.99

    "In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the Forces of Darknes. She is the Slayer . . ." So, if you're kind of killing time between apocalypses or just wondering about that meaning of life thing, here's some readage . . . Look, these guys'll I-think-therefore-I-am you into the freakin'... more...

  • Quality TVby Janet McCabe; Kim Akass

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    In his seminal book'Television?s Second Golden Age', Robert Thompson described quality TV as ?best defined by what it is not?: ?it is not ?regular? TV?. Audacious maybe, but his statement renewed debate on the meaning of this highly contentious term. Dealing primarily with the post-1996 era shaped by digital technologies and defined by consumer choice... more...

  • Dexterby Douglas L. Howard

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Based upon the successful Jeff Lindsay novel 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter', Showtime's and FX's 'Dexter' continues to raise the bar on television drama, as it chronicles the grisly exploits of a police blood spatter expert who moonlights as a serial killer (or vice versa). Unlike other serial killers, however, Dexter only kills the bad guys, a distinction... more...

  • The Buffyverse Catalogby Don Macnaughtan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    This bibliographic guide covers the "Buffyverse"--the fictional worlds of the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999-2004), as well as the original Buffy feature film of 1992. It is the largest and most inclusive work of its kind. The author organizes and describes both the original texts... more...

  • 5000 Episodes and No Commercialsby David Hofstede

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 14.95

    Groundbreaking! Does for TV shows what Leonard Maltin?s guides do for movies! Forget movies! Sales of TV DVDs are outpacing all other categories, according to Video Store magazine. The Simpsons, 24, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Alias , even old chestnuts like Columbo and Home Improvement are blowing out of the stores as fans and collectors rush... more...

  • Why We Love Sociopathsby Adam Kotsko

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    Sociopaths are pervasive in contemporary television, from high-brow drama all the way down to cartoons -- and of course the news as well. From the scheming Eric Cartman of South Park to the seductive imposter Don Draper of Mad Men , cold and ruthless characters captivate us, making us wish that we could be so effective and successful. Yet... more...

  • The Language of Televisionby Albert Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The first part of this book assesses how television presents viewers with information - contrasting the ?official reality? of news and current affairs programmes with the anarchic view of the world put out by such as Morecambe and Wise and the two Ronnies. It challenges the politics of programme schedules and takes care to consider the language used... more...