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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 40.99
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$ 14.38
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?,... more...
- Allworth Press 2014; US$ 16.95
Talon Beeson is an actor, director, and teacher. Talon received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory and his MFA in Acting from DePaul University. After years on stage, he started working in voice-over in 2000 and has been heard in many commercials including DeVry, Johnsonville, Kingsford, and several others. Currently he is the... 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$ 39.95
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$ 39.95
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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00
Created around the world and available only on the Web, internet "television" series are independently produced, mostly low budget shows that often feature talented but unknown performers. Typically financed through crowd-funding, they are filmed with borrowed equipment and volunteer casts and crews, and viewers find them through word of... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 18.99
Jim Henson?s creations have inspired generations with characters that are among the world?s most recognizable cultural icons. Henson?s legacy endures because he never shied away from exploring deep questions, nor underestimated the ability of children (or adults) to grapple with profound philosophical issues. Anyone who grew up with his stories,... 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...