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- 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
From cops who are paragons of virtue, to cops who are as bad as the bad guys...from surly loners, to upbeat partners...from detectives who pursue painstaking investigation, to loose cannons who just want to kick down the door, the heroes and anti-heroes of TV police dramas are part of who we are. They enter our living rooms and tell us tall tales about... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00
The Wire's provocative subject matter, layered narrative and explicit critiques of American socio-economic institutions make it one of the most teachable television series in recent years. This collection of new essays offers practical examples for implementing The Wire in the college classroom as a cultural text to engage students in critical... 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...
- transcript 2015; US$ 47.70
Was haben Charlotte Roches Romane mit Elfriede Jelineks Werk oder mit Hermann Nitschs Orgien-Mysterien-Theater gemeinsam? Können Finanzkrisenromane gesellschaftspolitisch etwas leisten, was ein Film wie »Wall Street« nicht kann? Was hat die Filmheldin Lara Croft gegen Kleists Bühnen-Penthesilea und gegen ihre amazonischen Schwestern im Roman aufzubieten?... 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...
- 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...