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The Television Will be Revolutionized
The Television Will be Revolutionized
By NYU Press
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ean: 9780814752203, isbn: 0814752209,

Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2008After occupying a central space in American living rooms for the past fifty years, is television, as we've known it, dead? The capabilities and features of that simple box have been so radically redefined tha...


Technicolored: Reflections on Race in the Time of TV (a Camera Obscura book)
Technicolored: Reflections on Race in the Time of TV (a Camera Obscura book)
By Duke University Press Books
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ean: 9781478000488, isbn: 1478000481,

From early sitcoms such as I Love Lucy to contemporary prime-time dramas like Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, African Americans on television have too often been asked to portray tired stereotypes of blacks as villains, vixens, victims, and ...


Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era
Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era
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ean: 9780814731994, isbn: 0814731996,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
Satirical TV has become mandatory viewing for citizens wishing to make sense of the bizarre contemporary state of political life. Shifts in industry economics and audience tastes have re-made television comedy, once considered a wasteland of escapist...


A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove (Southwestern & Mexican Photography)
A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove (Southwestern & Mexican Photography)
By Brand: University of Texas Press
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ean: 9780292735842, isbn: 0292735847,

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Widely acclaimed as the greatest Western ever made, Lonesome Dove has become a true American epic. Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel was a New York Times best seller, with more than 2.5 million copies currently in print. The Lonesome Do...


Distribution Revolution: Conversations about the Digital Future of Film and Television
Distribution Revolution: Conversations about the Digital Future of Film and Television
By imusti
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ean: 9780520283251, isbn: 0520283252,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
Distribution Revolution is a collection of interviews with leading film and TV professionals concerning the many ways that digital delivery systems are transforming the entertainment business. These interviews provide lively insider accounts from stu...


Andy Griffith Show Book
Andy Griffith Show Book
By Blair
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mpn: Ill., ean: 9780895870438, isbn: 0895870436,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
The Andy Griffith Show was one of the most successful series in television history. It ranked among the top ten shows in the nation during each of its eight prime-time seasons, from 1960 to 1968. Over forty years later, the 249 episodes still remain ...


Queering Visual Cultures: Re-Presenting Sexual Politics on Stage and Screen
Queering Visual Cultures: Re-Presenting Sexual Politics on Stage and Screen
By Universitas Press
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ean: 9780995029132, isbn: 099502913X,

The contemporary popular cultural space has leveraged the queer in the same format of representation as its presentation in the 1990s. Although the queer is portrayed in a less perverse light than a decade ago, popular cultural representations of the...


Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom
Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom
By University of Illinois Press
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ean: 9780252076510, isbn: 9780252076510,

This book explores the role film and television stardom has played in establishing, reinforcing, and challenging popular ethnic notions of Latina/os in the United States since the silent film era of the 1920s. In addition to documenting the importanc...


The Ethics of Star Trek
The Ethics of Star Trek
By Harper Perennial
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ean: 9780060933265, isbn: 0060933267,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
For Trekkies everywhere, a fascinating look at the philosophy of Star Trek, from Kirk and Spock to Janeway and Seven of NineFor four decades, Star Trek has been the obsession of millions of fans. But real Trekkies know that the show is more than just...


Monster Culture in the 21st Century: A Reader
Monster Culture in the 21st Century: A Reader
By Bloomsbury Academic
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ean: 9781441178398, isbn: 1441178392,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
In the past decade, our rapidly changing world faced terrorism, global epidemics, economic and social strife, new communication technologies, immigration, and climate change to name a few. These fears and tensions reflect an evermore-interconnected g...


The Electronic Mirror: What Classic TV Tells Us About Who We Were and Who We Are (and Everything In-Between!)
The Electronic Mirror: What Classic TV Tells Us About Who We Were and Who We Are (and Everything In-Between!)
By Throckmorton Press LLC
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ean: 9781732620704, isbn: 1732620709,

CLASSIC TELEVISION: married couples in separate beds, families too perfect to be true, stories that avoid “mature” subjects, and bad hairstyles—all shown in living black-and-white. But can these programs actually teach us something about life t...


Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing Is as It Seems
Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing Is as It Seems
By imusti
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ean: 9780470603017, isbn: 0470603011,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
A look at the philosophical underpinnings of the hit TV show,Mad Men With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties,and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the moststylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television...


Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture (Film and Culture)
Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture (Film and Culture)
By Columbia University Press
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ean: 9780231129534, isbn: 023112953X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
Conventional wisdom holds that television was a co-conspirator in the repressions of Cold War America, that it was a facilitator to the blacklist and handmaiden to McCarthyism. But Thomas Doherty argues that, through the influence of television, Amer...


Are You In The House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999
Are You In The House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999
By Headpress
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ean: 9781909394445, isbn: 1909394440,

Beginning in the 1960s through its heyday in the 1970s and beyond, the telefilm stands as an important cultural artefact masquerading as disposable entertainment. Made specifically for the small screen, within the tight constraints of broadcasting st...


Better Living Through Reality TV:  Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship
Better Living Through Reality TV: Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship
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ean: 9781405134415, isbn: 1405134410,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
Combining cutting-edge theories of culture and government withprogramming examples—including Todd TV,Survivor, and American Idol—Better Livingthrough Reality TV moves beyond the established concerns ofpolitical economy and cultural studies to con...


Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest (Smart Pop series)
Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest (Smart Pop series)
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
In the fall of 2000, Gilmore Girls premiered on the WB and viewers were introduced to the quirky world of Stars Hollow and the Gilmores who had made it their home, mother-daughter best friends Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. With the show in its seventh se...


Star Trek: A Cultural History (The Cultural History of Television)
Star Trek: A Cultural History (The Cultural History of Television)
By Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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ean: 9781538112755, isbn: 1538112752,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
First airing in 1966, with a promise to “boldly go where no man has gone before,” Star Trek would eventually become a bona fide phenomenon. Week after week, viewers of the series tuned in to watch Captain Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the crew of ...


The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years
The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years
By Thomas Dunne Books
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ean: 9781250065841, isbn: 1250065844,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
This is the unauthorized, uncensored and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one fro...


The Essential Wrapped In Plastic: Pathways to Twin Peaks
The Essential Wrapped In Plastic: Pathways to Twin Peaks
By John/Thorne
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ean: 9780997108101, isbn: 099710810X,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
For thirteen years, Wrapped In Plastic magazine studied the celebrated television series, Twin Peaks, and the follow-up feature film, Fire Walk With Me. Many of the important essays and interviews from those pages have been revised and reorganized fo...


The Television Genre Book
The Television Genre Book
By imusti
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mpn: 56 black & white halftones, ean: 9781844575268, isbn: 1844575268,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
Genre is central to understanding the industrial context and visual form of television. This new edition of the key textbook on television genre brings together leading international scholars to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to...



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