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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 41.99
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...
- Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.09
With a foreword by Ronnie Corbett. Loved by millions and collected here for the first time is the very best of Ronnie Barker?s classic sketches, monologues, songs and, of course, the brilliant two-handers that he wrote for The Two Ronnies. Celebrating his genius for comic wordplay, this wonderful collection includes ?Pismonouncers Unanimous?, ?An... more...
- Allworth Press 2014; US$ 16.95
Voice-over acting is no longer all about having that announcer-y? boom or classic fireside radio voice. More and more casting directors are looking for regular, conversational? voices to represent a product in a commercial or to play the animated moose in a new Hollywood flick, but the competition is fiercer now than ever before. In a business that... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00
American viewers are attracted to what they see as the non-scripted, unpredictable freshness of reality television. But although the episodes may not be scripted, the shows are constructed within a deliberately designed framework, reflecting societal values. The political, economic and personal issues of reality TV are in many ways simply an exaggerated... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95
Reality TV is popular entertainment. And yet a common way to start a conversation about it is ?I wouldn?t want anyone to know this but?? Why do people love and love to hate reality TV? This book explores reality TV in all its forms - from competitive talent shows to reality soaps - examining a range of programmes from the mundane to those that... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 41.95
The only book on the market to specifically address its audience, Recording Voiceover is the comprehensive guide for engineers looking to understand the aspects of capturing the spoken word. Discussing all phases of the recording session, Recording Voiceover addresses everything from microphone recommendations for voice recording to pre-production... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95
Most of the bright and talented actresses who made America laugh in the 1950s are off the air today, but their pioneering Hollywood careers irrevocably changed the face of television comedy. These smart and sassy women successfully negotiated the hazards of the male-dominated workplace with class and humor, and the work they did in the 1950s is inventive... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 42.95
How does television function within society? Why have both its programmes and its audiences been so widely denigrated? Taking inspiration from Richard Hoggarts classic study The Uses of Literacy , John Hartleys new book is a lucid defence of the place of television in our lives, and of the usefulness of television studies. Hartley re-conceptualizes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95
Radio Drama brings together the practical skills needed for radio drams, such as directing, writing and sound design, with media history and communication theory. Challenging the belief that sound drama is a 'blind medium', Radio Drama shows how experimentation in radio narrative has blurred the dividing line between fiction and reality in modern... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 21.95
Television: Technology and Cultural Form was first published in 1974, long before the dawn of multi-channel TV, or the reality and celebrity shows that now pack the schedules. Yet Williams' analysis of television's history, its institutions, programmes and practices, and its future prospects, remains remarkably prescient. Williams stresses the... more...