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  • Style in British Television Dramaby Lez Cooke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This pioneering book provides detailed analysis of scenes from nine British television dramas produced between 1954 and 2001. Taking dinner table scenes as a recurring motif, the study analyses changes in televisual style with reference to production practices, technology, aesthetic preferences, and social and institutional change. more...

  • Televising Democraciesby Bob Franklin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Published in 1992, this was the first book to assess the impact of television broadcasting on the House of Commons and its Member?s behaviour. It looks at the implications for political journalism as well as broader questions concerning the role of media in a democracy. Bringing together contributions from senior broadcasters, politicians from various... more...

  • Television News and the Elderlyby Michael L. Hilt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This concise survey investigates the television general managers? and news directors? attitudes towards the elderly in the United States. Originally published in 1997, it raises important issues of ageing in relation to the media with specific focus on the older viewer?s status as a viewing audience of the news and how they are presented in the news.... more...

  • The Untold History of Televisionby Kathleen Olmstead

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 8.99

    The Untold History of Television provides a captivating glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have both defined and changed the pop culture landscape. Go behind the scenes to explore the inception and development of these series, thought-provoking episode analysis, and on-the-set stories about the cast and crew. This ebook bundles... more...

  • The Use and Abuse of Televisionby J. Mallory Wober

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    A critical review of the harms and benefits of television that also examines systems for maximizing television's benefits. The author breaks away from the conventional jargon of audience measurement and other traditional research methods, proposing instead new and alternative European and Australian methods of evaluating programming. Typical characterizations... more...

  • Videology and Utopiaby Alfred Willener; Guy Milliard; Alex Ganty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    When this book was originally published in 1976, video represented a new instrument, a new medium, and a new field of research with largely unrealized potential. The video-taperecorder was an addition to the technology of mass communications, a handy gadget for recording synchronized images and sound on magnetic tapes for storage or simultaneous playback.... 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 Ad-Makersby Tom von Logue Newth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95

    The Ad-Makers looks at the cinematic form where commerce and creativity collide most dramatically: the TV commercial. Featuring interviews from top professionals in the field, the book provides the kind of behind-the-scenes expertise that it usually takes a lifetime of professional practice to acquire. Gathered from the disciplines of cinematography,... more...

  • Armchair Nationby Joe Moran

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.98

    But what does your furniture point at?' asks the character Joey in the sitcom Friends on hearing an acquaintance has no TV. It's a good question: since its beginnings during WW2, television has assumed a central role in our houses and our lives, just as satellite dishes and aerials have become features of urban skylines. Television (or 'the idiot's... more...

  • The Art of Short Form Contentby Bryan Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 36.95

    The Art of Short Form Content: From Concept to Color Correction is an in-depth examination of the craft of creating short form filmic content ? a category which includes television commercials, music videos, television promos, movie trailers, digital billboards, corporate videos, and pretty much anything else with a running time under five minutes.... more...