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- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 4.99
The Untold History of Television provides an exciting glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have defined the landscape of popular culture. Critically acclaimed for its writing, acting, and cinematography, Breaking Bad follows Walter White, an everyday chemistry teacher who, when faced with a life-changing terminal cancer... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95
What can Kyle, Cartman, Kenny and Stan teach us about imagination, logic and reason? Is South Park anti-religion? Is this tiny town in the Rockies democratic, anarchic, or something else? Will Mr. Garrison and Big Gay Al ever be happy together in gay marriage? In the six years since the original publication of South Park and Philosophy... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00
Spartacus, the Thracian gladiator turned rebel leader, endures as a near-mythic hero who fought for the oppressed against a Roman oligarchy built on the backs of slave labor. The image of Spartacus as a noble if doomed avenger is familiar and his story has been retold through history as a cautionary tale about social injustice. The television series... more...