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- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95
Based on extensive interviews with key industry and business figures and drawing on new empirical research into audience perceptions of business, The Television Entrepreneurs draws upon popular business-oriented shows such as The Apprentice and Dragons' Den to explore the relationship between television and business. Raymond Boyle and Lisa Kelly... more...
- Open Court 2012; US$ 17.95
Tony Soprano and the gang meet classic and modern philosophy in these witty, provocative essays. Covering everything from Aristotle to ziti, 17 wiseguys (three of them gals) explore such irresistible topics as: Is Tony Soprano a good man? Is Carmela a feminist? Morally speaking, who is the worst person on The Sopranos? Is watching the show harmful... 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...
- Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.66
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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
Game of Thrones, one of the hottest series on television, leaves hundreds of critics divided on how "feminist" the show really is. Certainly the female characters, strong and weak, embody a spectrum of archetypes--widow queens, warrior women, damsels in distress, career women, priestesses, crones, mothers and maidens. However, the problematic... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
This book explores the presence of the anti-hero in mainstream dramatic serial television. It offers critical examinations of Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, Breaking Bad, and Boardwalk Empire. What purpose might such unusual protagonists serve in today's culture and what do their tales tell about U.S. political and economic issues from 2008... 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...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57
Drawn from his published diaries, this is Michael Palin?s account of the making of the Monty Python TV and stage shows, films, books and albums. Monty Python at Work opens on 8th July 1969 with Michael Palin?s diary entry for the first day of filming on the very first episode of Monty Python?s Flying Circus . The diary entries that follow –... more...