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  • ¿Qué ponen en la tele?by Claude Allard; Cécile Dollé

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 2.99

    La televisión alimenta las discusiones familiares. Por un lado, están los padres, que a menudo consideran que los niños la miran demasiado, incluso cuando ellos también están enganchados a la pequeña pantalla. Por el otro, están los hijos, fascinados por la cantidad de imágenes, remedio fácil contra el aburrimiento. Este libro intenta desembrollar... more...

  • Dashing, Daring, and Debonairby Herbie J. Pilato; Adam West; Joel Eisenberg

    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...

  • Popular Television in Authoritarian Europeby Peter Goddard

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 100.00

    Brings together work on forms of popular television within the authoritarian regimes of Europe after World War Two more...

  • Entertaining Televisionby Su Holmes

    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...

  • The Walking Dead Live!by Philip L. Simpson; Marcus Mallard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 76.00

    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...

  • In My Humble Opinionby Soraya Roberts

    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...

  • The Cinema of Hal Hartleyby Steven Rybin

    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...

  • Jimmy McGovernby Steve Blandford

    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...

  • Paul Abbottby Beth Johnson

    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...

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopediaby Nancy Holder; Lisa Clancy

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 30.03

    A comprehensive, authorized compendium of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, published in celebration of the revered show’s twentieth anniversary. From its debut in 1997, Buffy the Vampire Slayer became a cult hit with legions of devoted viewers and propelled the show’s creator Joss Whedon to stardom. Now, fans can discover Buffy’s world fully... more...