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  • Fork Handlesby Ronnie Barker

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.69

    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...

  • Citizen Keaneby Cletus Nelson; Adam Parfrey

    Feral House 2014; US$ 18.95

    The strange saga of the famous kitsch artists, the Keanes, soon to be seen in the forthcoming movie Big Eyes . more...

  • Women in Game of Thronesby Valerie Estelle Frankel

    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...

  • Renegade Hero or Faux Rogueby Ashley M. Donnelly

    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...

  • Reality TVby Mark Andrejevic

    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...

  • Monty Python at Workby Michael Palin

    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...

  • Battlestar Galactica and Philosophyby Jason T. Eberl

    Wiley 2011; US$ 25.95

    This thought-provoking book examines the philosophical issues arising from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series, revealing how the ragtag fleet's outward journey to Earth is also an inward exploration for the human survivors and their Cylon pursuers. more...

  • Writing for Televisionby Yvonne Grace

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 20.37

    A no-nonsense, direct down-the-lens look at the television industry written from the point of view of a television drama producer who?s been there, done it, fought some battles and won the odd award. Written in an engaging, anecdotal tone, Writing for Television provides advice on: Getting an agent; The type of writer television's looking for; The... more...

  • Sound Effectsby Robert L. Mott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    [This work includes discussions of the history of sound effects, the different types of sound effects, creating sound effects from scratch, recording sounds in the studio and field, the advantages of live sounds over tape, knowing why and when to use sound effects, the difference between radio, TV and film sounds, Foleying and the Foley stage, and... more...

  • Mapping Smallvilleby Cory Barker; Chris Ryan; Myc Wiatrowski

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    One of the first full-length academic projects on the television series Smallville, this collection of new essays explains why the WB/CW series is important to understanding contemporary popular culture. The essays are presented in four sections covering broad categories: Clark Kent's metamorphosis to Superman and the influence of his parents and... more...