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Broadcasting

  • African Appropriationsby Matthias Krings

    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...

  • Jim Henson and Philosophyby Timothy Dale; Joseph Foy; Craig Yoe

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 18.99

    Jim Henson?s creations have inspired generations with characters that are among the world?s most recognizable cultural icons. Henson?s legacy endures because he never shied away from exploring deep questions, nor underestimated the ability of children (or adults) to grapple with profound philosophical issues. Anyone who grew up with his stories,... more...

  • American Dreamerby Sr. Robert Halmi; Isabella Rossellini; Patrick Stewart

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    This autobiography of one of history?s most revered television producers, the recently deceased Robert Halmi, traces a dreamer's path from Nazi resistance to America, where he became a photographer for Life and Sports Illustrated before earning over 400 Emmy nominations for his movies and miniseries. His story features a Who?s Who of Hollywood.... more...

  • Adapting Science Fiction to Televisionby Max Sexton; Malcolm Cook

    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...

  • Getting Out Aliveby Roger Mosey

    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...

  • Inside the Rise of HBOby Bill Mesce Jr.

    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...

  • Real People and the Rise of Reality Televisionby Michael McKenna

    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...

  • The Paranormal and the Paranoidby Aaron John Gulyas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book explores a genre of American science fiction television which emerged in the 1990s?that of conspiratorial science fiction. more...

  • Medienkonkurrenzen um 2000by Nadja Urbani

    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...

  • Cop Showsby Roger Sabin; Ronald Wilson; Linda Speidel

    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...