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Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction
Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction
By John L Pollock
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mpn: line illustrations, ean: 9780195060133, isbn: 019506013X,



The Golden Web: A History of Broadcasting in the United States: Vol. 2 - 1933 to 1953 (v. 2)
The Golden Web: A History of Broadcasting in the United States: Vol. 2 - 1933 to 1953 (v. 2)
By Oxford University Press
SKU: #001013
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sku: 001013, ean: 9780195004755, isbn: 0195004752,

Sweeping narrative of the technological advances, events, and personalities that have made radio and television a dominant force in contemporary society...


The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell: Creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful
The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell: Creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful
By Sourcebooks
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mpn: black & white halftones, colour illustra, ean: 9781402280672, isbn: 140228067X,

Praise for THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS LIFE OF WILLIAM J. BELL "A beautiful dedication to Bill and the pioneering legacy of the Bell family. Their endless commitment, passion, and creativity have left an indelible mark on the genre."-Frank Valentini, exec...


Staging Chinese Revolution: Theater, Film, and the Afterlives of Propaganda
Staging Chinese Revolution: Theater, Film, and the Afterlives of Propaganda
By imusti
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mpn: 9780231166386, ean: 9780231166386, isbn: 0231166389,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Staging Chinese Revolution surveys fifty years of theatrical propaganda performances in China, revealing a dynamic, commercial capacity in works often dismissed as artifacts of censorship. Spanning the 1960s through the 2010s, Xiaomei Chen reads film...


Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live
By Beech Tree Books
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Saturday Night Live came alive at 11:30 P.M. on October 11, 1975, from NBC's venerable Studio 8H in New York. From the moment SNL went on the air, millions of young viewers recognized that here, finally, was something different on their screens: a sh...


Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television (Film and History)
Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television (Film and History)
By Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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ean: 9781442237476, isbn: 1442237473,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
While women have long been featured in leading roles in film and television, the intellectual depictions of female characters in these mediums are out of line with reality. Women continue to be marginalized for their choices, overshadowed by men, and...


Television Criticism
Television Criticism
By Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Television Criticism presents a four-part original treatment of television criticism with a foundational approach to the nature of criticism. Readers gain an understanding of the business of television, production background in creating television st...


Bewitched Forever: The Immortal Companion To Television's Most Magical Supernatural Situation Comedy
Bewitched Forever: The Immortal Companion To Television's Most Magical Supernatural Situation Comedy
By Brand: Tapestry Press
SKU: #VIB1930819072
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sku: VIB1930819072, ean: 9781930819078, isbn: 1930819072,

...a heady dissertation on the culturally profound spells, curses, and machinations behind the seminal series.— The Village Voice...


Morta Las Vegas: CSI and the Problem of the West (Postwestern Horizons)
Morta Las Vegas: CSI and the Problem of the West (Postwestern Horizons)
By University of Nebraska Press
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ean: 9780803299931, isbn: 0803299931,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
Through all its transformations and reinventions over the past century, “Sin City” has consistently been regarded by artists and cultural critics as expressing in purest form, for better or worse, an aesthetic and social order spawned by neon sig...


Fawlty Towers: The Story of Britain's Favourite Sitcom
Fawlty Towers: The Story of Britain's Favourite Sitcom
By Hodder & Stoughton
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ean: 9780340898116, isbn: 0340898119,

Fawlty Towers was only on television screens for 12 half-hour episodes, but it has stayed in viewer's lives ever since. The Major; "Don't mention the war!;" "He's from Barcelona;" Basil the Rat—everyone has a favorite line, moment, or character. ...


Days of Our Lives: A Tour Through Salem
Days of Our Lives: A Tour Through Salem
By Dutton Adult
SKU: #1101928258
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sku: 1101928258, ean: 9780525943020, isbn: 0525943021,

Complemented by more than two hundred full-color photographs and illustrations, an entertaining travel guide takes fans of the long-lived soap opera Days of Our Lives on a tour of Salem, as it looks at some of the shows most memorable moments and cha...


The Complete Inspector Morse (Expanded and Updated Edition): From the Original Novel to the TV Series
The Complete Inspector Morse (Expanded and Updated Edition): From the Original Novel to the TV Series
By Titan Books
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ean: 9780857682482, isbn: 0857682482,

A companion to the PBS Mystery! hit Inspector Morse TV series, covering all 33 episodes of the show, as well as the original novels that inspired the series and other related media such as the radio plays. Also includes a critique of each episode,...


History, Fiction, and The Tudors: Sex, Politics, Power, and Artistic License in the Showtime Television Series (Queenship and Power)
History, Fiction, and The Tudors: Sex, Politics, Power, and Artistic License in the Showtime Television Series (Queenship and Power)
By Palgrave Macmillan
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ean: 9781137438812, isbn: 1137438819,

This is the first book-length study of the award-winning historical drama The Tudors. In this volume twenty distinguished scholars separate documented history, plausible invention, and outright fantasy in a lively series of scholarly, but accessible ...


Movies Made for Television: 1964-2004 (5 Volume Set)
Movies Made for Television: 1964-2004 (5 Volume Set)
By Scarecrow Press
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ean: 9780810851740, isbn: 0810851741,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
In October 1964, NBC aired the first made-for-television film, See How They Run, starring John Forsythe, Jane Wyatt, Leslie Nielsen, and George Kennedy. In the more than forty years since, over 5,400 made-for-television films and miniseries have been...


Blue Skies: A History of Cable Television
Blue Skies: A History of Cable Television
By Brand: Temple University Press
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
Blue Skies is the first complete history of cable television, the most influential technology affecting the lives of almost every American.  Author Patrick Parsons writes about the early days of cable -- they go back farther than most people know --...


Breaking Down Breaking Bad: Critical Perspectives
Breaking Down Breaking Bad: Critical Perspectives
By University of New Mexico Press
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ean: 9780826356833, isbn: 0826356834,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
The story of Walter White’s transformation from chemistry teacher to drug lord has captured the imagination of television viewers around the world. This collection of essays sets the series in the context of American culture, analyzing its reinvent...




Forfeiting All Sanity: A Mother's Story of Raising a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Forfeiting All Sanity: A Mother's Story of Raising a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
By Brand: Tate Publishing
SKU: #9781615668120
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sku: 9781615668120, ean: 9781615668120, isbn: 1615668128,

Jennifer dropped to her knees, trying to make sense of the doctor's diagnosis: 'Your daughter has fetal alcohol syndrome.' Her adopted daughter, Ashley, the blond, blue-eyed angel she longed and prayed for since she was a teenager, would forever be a...


Downtown Film and TV Culture 1975-2001
Downtown Film and TV Culture 1975-2001
By Intellect Ltd
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ean: 9781783204229, isbn: 1783204222,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
Downtown Film and TV Culture, 1975–2001 brings together essays by filmmakers, exhibitors, cultural critics, and scholars from multiple generations of the New York Downtown scene to illuminate individual films and filmmakers and explore the creation...


Television, Social Media, and Fan Culture
Television, Social Media, and Fan Culture
By Lexington Books
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ean: 9781498506182, isbn: 1498506186,

Television, Social Media, and Fan Culture examines how fans use social media to engage with television programming, characters, and narrative as well as how television uses social media to engage fan cultures. The contributors review the history and ...



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