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- Taylor Trade Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99
Be they actors, comedians, singers, dancers, or talk show hosts and personalities, everyone from George Burns and Milton Berle to Jack Benny and Jackie Gleason to Sid Caesar and Caesar Romero ignited their own particular brand of ?man-erisms.? In the process, they each inspired their own particular brand of audience to cheer them on?whatever their... more...
- Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 15.99
Entertaining television challenges the idea that the BBC in the 1950s was elitist and 'staid', upholding Reithian values in a paternalistic, even patronising way. By focusing on a number of (often controversial) programme case studies - such as the soap opera, the quiz/ game show, the 'problem' show and programmes dealing with celebrity culture - Su... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 79.99
Centering on media studies, this collection of essays examines both the show The Walking Dead and its source material, the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman. These essays look at the show from a variety of perspectives?from art and theology to gender, violence, and politics?through the prism of media studies. more...
- Orion 2016; US$ 3.99
In the late 1960s, Harlan Ellison launched a weekly column for the Los Angeles Free Press , where he uncompromisingly discussed the effects of television on modern society. He assaulted everything from television sitcoms to corrupt politicians, talk shows to military massacres. Today, more than four decades later, almost all of his criticism still... more...
- Orion 2016; US$ 3.99
In the late 1960s Harlan Ellison, launched a weekly column for the Los Angeles Free Press , where he uncompromisingly discussed the effects of television on modern society. He assaulted everything from television sitcoms to corrupt politicians, talk shows to military massacres. Today, more than four decades later, almost all of his criticism still... more...
- ECW Press 2016; US$ 8.99
A smart, engaging investigation of the show that brought real teens to TV My So-Called Life lasted only 19 episodes from 1994 to 1995, but in that time it earned many devoted viewers, including the showrunners who would usher in the teen TV boom of the late ?90s and the new millennium. With its focus on 15-year-old Angela Chase?s search for... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 24.99
Over the course of nearly thirty years, Hal Hartley has cultivated a reputation as one of America's most steadfastly independent film directors. From his breakthrough films The Unbelievable Truth (1989), Trust (1990), and Simple Men (1992) to his recently completed 'Henry Fool' trilogy, Hartley has honed a rigorous, deadpan, and instantly... more...
- Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 95.00
The first complete study of one of Britain's leading television writers, Jimmy McGovern. With chapters covering series such as Brookside, Cracker, The Street and Accused, the book also analyses a key period in the history of television drama. more...
- Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 100.00
Creator of television series such as Shameless, Clocking Off, State of Play, Reckless, Linda Green and Children's Ward, Paul Abbott is a British 'showrunner' and writer whose name and reputation for edgy, intelligent, successful and socio-political programmes holds significant weight both in the contemporary television industry and with the public.... more...