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- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99
The origins of, and in many ways the prototype for, modern reality programming can be traced to Real People , a show which focused on average individuals, primarily Americans, and applauded their individuality. This book provides an examination of Real People , why it succeeded, and what implications it had for future television programming.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99
This book looks at the adaptation of science fiction from literary and film sources for television. The authors examine television as having a separate identity and separate aesthetic principles from film and draw appropriate comparisons. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95
There are two ages in the history of television: before HBO and after HBO. Before the launch of Home Box Office in 1972, the industry had changed little since the birth of broadcast network television in the late 1940s. The arrival of the premium cable channel began a revolution in the business and programming of TV. For the generation that has grown... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 24.78
Delinquent presenters, controversial executive pay-offs, the Jimmy Savile scandal… The BBC is one of the most successful broadcasters in the world, but its programme triumphs are often accompanied by management crises and high-profile resignations. One of the most respected figures in the broadcasting industry, Roger Mosey has taken senior roles at... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
A dramatic account of the politics and personalities behind NBC's calamitous attempt to reinvent late-night television. When NBC decided to move Jay Leno into prime time to make room for Conan O'Brien to host the Tonight show-a job he had been promised five years earlier-skeptics anticipated a train wreck for the ages. It took, in fact, only... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
Why would a Hollywood film become a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comic book, or a Congolese music video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad ways Africans respond to the relentless onslaught of global culture. He seeks out places where they have adapted pervasive cultural forms to their own purposes as photo novels, comic books, songs, posters,... more...