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  • Analyzing Mad Menby Scott F. Stoddart

    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...

  • Television’s Top 100by Wesley Hyatt

    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...

  • Writing for Radioby Annie Caulfield

    Crowood 2011; US$ 13.11

    Writing for Radio -- A Practical Guide offers advice and inspiration for anyone thinking of writing or beginning to write for radio. The book focuses mainly on radio drama techniques, with advice from producers and experienced writers, but also covers documentary writing, radio soaps, radio comedy and essential advice on how to begin and maintain... more...

  • Heartland TVby Victoria E. Johnson

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 89.00

    Winner of the 2009 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award. The Midwest of popular imagination is a "Heartland" characterized by traditional cultural values and mass market dispositions. Whether cast positively —; as authentic, pastoral, populist, hardworking, and all-American—or negatively—as... more...

  • The Art of Auditioningby Rob Decina

    Allworth Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    A network daytime casting director highlights the difference between the craft of acting and the business of auditioning, and how those two worlds meet in television.  Included are proven-effective preparation techniques, including asking the right questions, making specific acting choices, sitting versus standing, finding beats and beat changes,... more...

  • Voice Acting For Dummiesby David Ciccarelli; Stephanie Ciccarelli

    Wiley 2012; US$ 19.99

    Make a career out of your voice? Easy. Voice acting is like acting, but just using your voice! It's a unique career where the actor's voice can be heard worldwide-in commercials, on audiobooks, in animated movies, documentaries, online videos, telephone systems and much, much more. The point is to bring the written word to life with the human voice.... more...

  • Funny You Should Askby Scott Lewellen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    This oral history of television sitcom writing offers the perspectives of 22 of the best and most prolific early comedy writers. How they broke into the business; how they wrote scripts (and where they got their ideas); what it was like to work on hits--and on flops; what the sitcom actors were like; how they collaborated with other writers and producers;... more...

  • The Ultimate South Park and Philosophyby Robert Arp; Kevin S. Decker; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95

    Enlightenment from the South Park gang faster than you can say, "Screw you guys, I'm going home"! The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! presents a compilation of serious philosophical reflections on the twisted insights voiced by characters in TV’s most irreverent animated series. Offers readers a philosophically... more...

  • Reality TVby Mark Andrejevic

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 36.99

    Drawing on cultural theory and interviews with fans, cast members, and producers, this book places the reality TV trend within a broader social context, tracing its relationship to the development of a digitally enhanced, surveillance-based interactive economy and to a savvy mistrust of mediated reality in general. Surveying several successful reality-TV... more...

  • Art and Politics in Have Gun--Will Travelby Kathleen L. Spencer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    From 1955 to 1964, American television was awash in adult Westerns, accounting for as much as one quarter of all prime-time programming. During its six seasons (1957-1963), Have Gun-Will Travel was recognized as one of the best shows on television--politically the most liberal, and intellectually and aesthetically the most sophisticated, largely due... more...