Production Culture: Industrial Reflexivity and Critical by John Thornton Caldwell

By John Thornton Caldwell

In Production Culture, John Thornton Caldwell investigates the cultural practices and trust platforms of Los Angeles–based movie and video creation staff: not just these in prestigious positions reminiscent of manufacturers and administrators but additionally many “below-the-line” employees, together with gaffers, editors, and digicam operators. Caldwell analyzes the narratives and rituals during which staff make experience in their exertions and critique the movie and television in addition to the tradition writ huge. As a self-reflexive undefined, Hollywood consistently exposes itself and its creation methods to the general public; employees’ rules concerning the are embedded of their day-by-day practices and the media they bring about. Caldwell indicates ways in which students may possibly study from the industry’s recurring self-scrutiny.

Drawing on interviews, observations of units and places of work, and analyses of television indicates, files, financial information, and promotional fabrics, Caldwell indicates how movie and video staff functionality in a reworked, post-network undefined. He chronicles how staff have spoke back to alterations together with media convergence, exertions outsourcing, more and more risky hard work and company kinfolk, new creation applied sciences, company conglomeration, and the proliferation of user-generated content material. He explores new struggles over “authorship” inside collective inventive endeavors, the best way that branding and syndication became principal company suggestions for networks, and the “viral” use of business self-reflexivity to inspire shoppers via DVD bonus tracks, behind-the-scenes documentaries, and “making-ofs.” an important, on-the-ground research of an in flux, Production Culture bargains new methods of pondering media construction as a cultural activity.

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Social Class and Television Drama in Contemporary Britain by David Forrest,Beth Johnson

By David Forrest,Beth Johnson

This assortment is a wide-ranging exploration of latest British tv drama and its representations of social category. via early studio-set performs, cleaning soap operas and interval drama, the quantity demonstrates how type offers a bridge throughout a number of genres and traditions of tv drama. The authors hint this thematic emphasis into the current day, supplying attention-grabbing new insights into the nationwide dialog round category and identification in Britain this present day. The chapters have interaction with various subject matters together with authorial explorations of Stephen Poliakoff and Jimmy McGovern, case stories of tv performers Maxine Peake and Jimmy Nail, and discussions of the sitcom style and animation shape. This booklet deals new views on renowned British tv exhibits equivalent to Goodnight Sweetheart and Footballers’ Wives, and research of more moderen sequence comparable to Peaky Blinders and This is England

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Der Televisionär: Wolfgang Menges transmediales Werk. by Gundolf S. Freyermuth,Lisa Gotto

By Gundolf S. Freyermuth,Lisa Gotto

Wolfgang Menge (1924-2012) conflict einer der wichtigsten Drehbuchautoren der bundesdeutschen Nachkriegszeit. Fernsehspiele wie »Die Dubrow-Krise«, »Das Millionenspiel« oder »Smog« schrieben TV-Geschichte, Serien wie »Stahlnetz«, »Ein Herz und eine Seele« oder »Motzki« begeisterten und provozierten ein Millionenpublikum. Als Talkshow-Gastgeber wurde Menge zu einem der prominentesten Köpfe des Fernsehens – als Verfasser von Hörspielen, Theaterstücken und Kinofilmen, Romanen und Sachbüchern erprobte er transmediales Schreiben.
Dieser Band verbindet kritische mit dokumentarischen Perspektiven und versammelt Analysen seines Werks, Zeugnisse von Weggefährten sowie historische Schlüsseltexte über und von Wolfgang Menge.

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Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail by Alan Schroeder

By Alan Schroeder

With its willing observations, diligent examine, and insider revelations, Alan Schroeder’s renowned, big-picture historical past explores the phenomenon of yank presidential debates like no different quantity. From pundits to political operatives, debate moderators to the viewing public, Schroeder examines how a few of the stakeholders make and event this strong event.

For this 3rd version, Schroeder analyzes the 2008 and 2012 presidential debates and the position of social media and modern information shops in shaping their layout and reception. He additionally expands his insurance of earlier campaigns, together with the landmark 1960 assembly among John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. moment basically to the large Bowl in audience, presidential debates are must-see television, but their notion and execution mostly stay a secret to the public—even to newshounds. Schroeder information the major levels of the controversy: anticipation, within which campaigns negotiate principles, formulate technique, organize solutions, and steer press insurance; execution, during which the applicants, moderators, panelists, and tv pros create and venture the development; and response, within which commentators, spin medical professionals, and the general public assessment the functionality and movement storylines in new instructions. New chapters concentrate on real-time debate responses and the level to which post-debate information assurance affects voter determination making and candidate behavior.

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Adapting Science Fiction to Television: Small Screen, by Max Sexton,Malcolm Cook

By Max Sexton,Malcolm Cook

Before it reached tv, technological know-how fiction existed at the published web page, in comedian books, and on motion picture displays for many years. Adapting technological know-how fiction to the hot medium posed monstrous demanding situations: Small viewing monitors and restricted construction amenities made it tough to accomplish the feel of ask yourself that had turn into the genre's hallmark. but, tv additionally provided remarkable possibilities. Its serial nature allowed for longer, extra advanced tales, in addition to constructing characters and development suspense through the years. manufacturers of technological know-how fiction tv programming realized to create variations that commemorated the resource material—literature, comics, or film—while taking complete benefit of television's special aesthetic.

In Adapting technology Fiction to tv: Small monitor, multiplied Universe, Max Sexton and Malcolm cook dinner research how the style developed over the years. The authors examine productions in either the united kingdom and the us, starting from Walt Disney's acclaimed "Man in Space" in the Nineteen Fifties to the BBC's reimagined Day of the Triffids in the Nineteen Nineties. Iconic characters from Flash Gordon and Captain Nemo to Superman and Professor Quatermass all play a task during this background, in addition to such authors as E. M. Forster and Wernher von Braun. the true stars of this learn, besides the fact that, are the pioneering manufacturers and administrators who discovered easy methods to carry imagined worlds and awesome tales into residing rooms around the globe.

The authors make the case that tv has develop into extra refined, in a position to taking up greater issues and deploying a extra complicated use of the picture than different media. a distinct reappraisal of the historical past and dynamics of the medium, Adapting technology Fiction tv will be of curiosity not just to students of technology fiction, yet to an individual drawn to the early background of tv, in addition to the evolution of its targeted ability to inform stories.

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Love You to Death - Season 4: The Unofficial Companion to by Crissy Calhoun,Heather Vee,Julie Plec

By Crissy Calhoun,Heather Vee,Julie Plec

The fan-favorite Love You to loss of life books go back with a vital advisor to the fourth season of the CW’s hit express The Vampire Diaries. The season 4 better half delves headlong into the twists and turns of every episode, exploring the layers of wealthy historical past, supernatural mythology, ancient and pa tradition references, and the complexities and motivations of the show’s memorable forged of characters. upload improved chapters at the making of the exhibit, the folks who carry the realm of Mystic Falls to lifestyles, and the intensely unswerving viewers that retains it thriving, and you have got a consultant as compelling and addictive because the convey itself.

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The Twilight Zone FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the by Dave Thompson

By Dave Thompson

(FAQ). The Twilight area is likely one of the so much liked exhibits in American tv background, a pioneering delusion behemoth that bridged the cultural hole among the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties with thought-provoking secret, mind-boggling theorems, and infrequently outright horror. The Twilight sector FAQ takes the reader again to that halcyon period, in retrospect at the convey and its influence as a strength for societal switch, through reflections at the manifold issues and controversies that the convey took on from the gap race to the pink threat, from paranoia to insanity and past. Dave Thompson lines the historical past of the express from its earliest flowering within the brain of then-unknown Rod Serling via its sluggish start, shaky starting, and breathless five-season run and he exhibits the way it turned the blueprint for thus a lot of the myth tv that has undefined. Chapters take care of the comedian books, novels, and plenty of different spin-offs, together with the motion picture, the television revamps, or even the enjoyment park trip. additionally, this FAQ bargains an entire consultant to each episode, offering info at the solid and song and pinpointing either the easiest and the worst of the sequence, all including as much as a brightly opinionated time desktop that catapults the reader again to the genuine golden age of yankee television.

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Louisville Television (Images of America) by David Inman

By David Inman

T-Bar-V Ranch went off the air in 1970, yet ask any Louisville child boomer to sing the subject track and you’ll immediately pay attention, “Brush your tooth each one morning / Get plenty of sleep at evening / brain your mother and daddy / reason they recognize what's right.” Such is the ability of homegrown tv. This publication is a glance at Louisville tv heritage over the past 50 years, from T-Bar-V to Tom Wills’s retirement. alongside the way in which, you are going to seize a glimpse of Diane Sawyer (as the WLKY “weather girl”) and dozens of pictures of in the neighborhood produced musical exhibits, online game indicates, speak indicates, children’s exhibits, and newscasts—not to say the entire lyrics to the T-Bar-V Ranch starting and shutting subject song.

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Spartacus in the Television Arena: Essays on the Starz by Michael G. Cornelius

By Michael G. Cornelius

Spartacus, the Thracian gladiator became insurgent chief, endures as a near-mythic hero who fought for the oppressed opposed to a Roman oligarchy equipped at the backs of slave hard work. just like Spartacus as a noble if doomed avenger is ordinary and his tale has been retold via historical past as a cautionary story approximately social injustice.
the tv sequence Spartacus takes a distinct view, with a violent depiction of the guy and his instances and a spotlight at the archetype of the gladiator—powerful, brave and righteous. This choice of new essays experiences the sequence as an exploration of masculinity.
on the earth of Spartacus, males jockey for social place, query the character in their lives, research their relationships with ladies and with one another, and discover their roles in society and the universe. The sequence additionally deals a compelling research of the composite nature of historic narrative in tv and movie, the place key evidence from unique assets are interwoven with interval elaborations, offering audiences with a historical past and a fiction whose traces stay blurred via a far off but all-too-familiar past.

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Love in Western Film and Television: Lonely Hearts and Happy by S. Matheson

By S. Matheson

This choice of ground-breaking articles examines difficulties romance offers within the American Western. taking a look a number movies, this e-book bargains readers very important and demanding insights into the complex nature of affection and the flexible frontier narrative that handle key social, political, and moral elements of the Western genre.

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