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  • The DVD Novel: How the Way We Watch Television Changed the Television We Watchby Greg Metcalf

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    In 1981, NBC's Hill Street Blues combined the cop show and the soap opera to set the model for primetime serial storytelling, which is evident in The Sopranos , The Wire , and Breaking Bad . In 1963, ABC's The Fugitive showed how an anthology series could tell a continuing tale, influencing The X-Files , House , and Fringe . In 1987, NBC's... more...

  • Design for Motionby Austin Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Plumb the depths of core motion design fundamentals and harness the essential techniques of this diverse and innovative medium. Combine basic art and design principles with creative storytelling to create compelling style frames, design boards, and motion design projects. Here, in one volume, Austin Shaw covers all the principles any serious motion... more...

  • Dexter and Philosophyby Richard Greene; George A. Reisch; Rachel Robison

    Open Court 2011; US$ 17.95

    What explains the huge popular following for Dexter , currently the most-watched show on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer driven by a cruel compulsion to brutally slay one victim after another? Although Dexter Morgan kills only killers, he is not a vigilante animated by a sense of justice but a charming psychopath animated by... more...

  • Directing Single Camera Dramaby Mike Crisp

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 57.95

    Directing drama for the single camera is like no other form of Filmmaking, or any other medium involving actors. Experience in documentary or theatre may provide useful clues, but the techniques for drama film directors, although not basically complicated, are unique. Experienced directors in other spheres of directing will find this book invaluable... more...

  • Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapterby Benjamin Cook; Russell T Davies

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 31.98

    For this new edition of The Writer's Tale , Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook expand their in-depth discussion of the creative life of Doctor Who to cover Russell's final year as Head Writer and Executive Producer of the show, as well as his work behind the increasingly successful Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures spin-offs. Candid and... more...

  • Documentary Storytellingby Sheila Curran Bernard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    Documentary Storytelling has reached filmmakers and filmgoers worldwide with its unique focus on the key ingredient for success in the growing global documentary marketplace: storytelling. This practical guide reveals how today?s top filmmakers bring the tools of narrative cinema to the world of nonfiction film and video without sacrificing the rigor... more...

  • Downton Abbey and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2012; US$ 4.99

    A unique philosophical look at the hit television series Downton Abbey Who can resist the lure of Downton Abbey and the triumphs and travails of the Crawley family and its servants? We admire Bates's sense of honor, envy Carson's steadfastness, and thrill to Violet's caustic wit. Downton Abbey and Philosophy draws on some of history's most... more...

  • Everything I Know I Learned From TVby Mark Rowlands

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 17.58

    Everything I Know I Learned From TV uses characters we all know and love and their TV worlds to explain the great questions of philosophy. The only qualifications you need to join in are ownership of a sofa, a remote control, a sense of humour and an enquiring mind. The philosophy discussed is very much 'life' philosophy, answering the questions... more...

  • Extreme Weather and Global Mediaby Julia Leyda; Diane Negra

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    In the two decades bracketing the turn of the millennium, large-scale weather disasters have been inevitably constructed as media events. As such, they challenge the meaning of concepts such as identity and citizenship for both locally affected populations and widespread spectator communities. This timely collection pinpoints the features of an often... more...

  • Film Soleilby D.K. Holm

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 7.99

    If traditional film noir is a genre of mid-century black and white urban crime thrillers evoking an expressionist mood with its dark corners and back alleys, with its trench coats and shadows slanting through Venetian blinds in dusty offices where the scent of death hangs in a plume of coiling cigarette smoke and where mysterious women with golden... more...