Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Post-Apocalyptic TV and Film by Barbara Gurr

By Barbara Gurr

This e-book deals analyses of the jobs of race, gender, and sexuality within the post-apocalyptic visions of early twenty-first century movie and tv exhibits. participants study the creation, copy, and re-imagination of a few of our so much deeply held human beliefs via sociological, anthropological, ancient, and feminist methods.                                                                 

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I'm Not High: (But I've Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about by Jim Breuer

By Jim Breuer

A deeply own, deeply hilarious memoir from certainly one of America's so much loved Saturday evening Live comedians.

With his goofy smile, sleepy eyes, and stoner's giggle, Jim Breuer will possibly not seem to be the main introspective comic in the market. the truth that he made his mark taking part in Goat Boy on Saturday evening Live and a recalcitrant toker within the stoner vintage Half Baked doesn't support his recognition in any respect. yet in I'm now not High, we meet a complete new Jim Breuer: the Jim who excursions the rustic along with his complete family members in tow; the Jim who cares for his sick eighty-five-year-old father; the Jim who considers himself a deeply religious individual. I'm now not High unearths the advanced guy at the back of the simpleminded personality, bringing to lifestyles precise tales from a occupation that has spanned riotous (yet by some means semi-righteous) many years.

Jim dishes on every thing from the SNL years to his early adventures in movie. the solid of characters in I'm now not High comprises Chris Farley, Dave Chapelle, and Tracy Morgan-who all taught Jim lasting classes concerning the high-stakes video game of reputation. He additionally chronicles the consistent position his relatives has performed in conserving him sincere. no matter if he's arguing together with his spouse approximately faith (Is it alright to think in God yet no longer think in church?), attempting to look after his young ones, or aiding his father get throughout the day along with his dignity in tact, it's transparent that a few of his most sensible fabric comes from his most sensible moments as a son and a dad and a husband.

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TV Drama in Transition: Forms, Values and Cultural Change by Robin Nelson

By Robin Nelson

TV Drama in Transition displays upon altering dramatic varieties on tv within the context of wide cultural shifts during the last twenty years. Analyses of a variety of sequence (from Heartbeat to Middlemarch and Our associates within the North; from NYPD Blue to dual Peaks to The X-Files) are interspersed with money owed of latest applied sciences, viewing tendencies and the political economic system of tradition. This publication is usually involved as a lot with the situation of tradition within the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, as in particular with television drama.

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Biographies & Space by Arnold

By Arnold

Bringing jointly a set of high-profile authors, Biographies and house provides essays exploring the connection among biography and area and the way particular matters are used as a way of explaining units of social, cultural and spatial relationships. Biographical equipment of ancient research can carry out the actual voice of topics, revealing own meanings and techniques in house in addition to supplying a method to investigate relatives among the non-public and the social. Writing approximately either genuine (architectural) and imagined (pictorial) area, the authors think about problems with gender, youth, sexuality and race, highlighting an expanding fluidity and interplay among thought, equipment and historical past. Biographies and house is an unique and fascinating new ebook, with direct relevance to either architectural and artwork heritage.

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Radio Times [UK] (21 May 2016)

Review: Get an identical nice content material you recognize and love, from the UK’s greatest promoting caliber journal. a week:
-> information and perspectives from broadcasting’s greatest names, top writers and brightest stars.
-> locate unmissable leisure with our roundup of the easiest of the Week
-> gorgeous photo-shoots, crimson carpet reportage and unique behind-the-scenes pix.
-> publications to the easiest television, movie and radio on a daily basis.
-> movie assessment from the Radio Times’ movie crew, together with Barry Norman and Andrew Collins.
-> the simplest of iPlayer, Netflix and different catch-up and on-demand prone.
-> finished listings so you’ll by no means pass over a convey, and with convenient hyperlinks so that you can bounce in your wanted day of the week.
-> Puzzles, together with crosswords, Egg Heads and basically attach.

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The Life and Times of Call the Midwife: The Official by Heidi Thomas

By Heidi Thomas

The significantly acclaimed British tv sequence "Call the Midwife," written via Heidi Thomas of "Upstairs Downstairs" popularity, used to be the top rated new drama release within the historical past of the BBC. Now it's poised to take American audiences by means of hurricane whilst it premiers on PBS in Fall 2012. Call the Midwife, the e-book, is the reputable spouse of the television phenomenon, that includes behind-the-scenes images, interviews, tales, and extra. "Downton Abbey" enthusiasts, prepare for the subsequent monster hit from around the pond.

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Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Season 3 & 4 by C. A. Taylor

By C. A. Taylor

Every one episode of HBO's online game of Thrones attracts hundreds of thousands of obsessed audience who experience the stunning plot twists, award-winning performances, and gorgeously rendered myth global. This respectable spouse booklet finds what it takes to translate George R. R. Martin's bestselling sequence right into a wildly well known tv sequence. With extraordinary scope and intensity, it showcases 1000s of unpublished set pictures, visible results artwork, and creation and gown designs, plus insights from key actors and workforce contributors that trap the simplest scripted and unscripted moments from Seasons three and four. Required examining for the die-hard fan, and the proper strategy to make amends for the sequence ahead of the much-anticipated Season five debuts, this certain quantity deals an specific window into cable's highest-rated convey.

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The Rise of Cable Programming in the United States: by Megan Mullen

By Megan Mullen

In 1971, the Sloan fee on Cable Communications likened the continued advancements in cable tv to the 1st makes use of of movable variety and the discovery of the phone. Cable's proponents within the overdue Nineteen Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies was hoping it's going to ultimately therapy all of the perceived ills of broadcast tv, together with lowest-common-denominator programming, lack of ability to serve the wishes of neighborhood audiences, and failure to acknowledge the desires of cultural minorities. but 1 / 4 century after the "blue sky" period, cable tv programming heavily resembled, and certainly depended upon, broadcast tv programming. no matter what occurred to the Sloan Commission's "revolution now in sight"? during this e-book, Megan Mullen examines the 1st half-century of cable tv to appreciate why cable by no means completed its promise as a noticeably diverse technique of conversation. utilizing textual research and oral, archival, and regulatory heritage, she chronicles and analyzes cable programming advancements within the usa in the course of 3 serious phases of the medium's heritage: the early neighborhood antenna (CATV) years (1948-1967), the confident "blue sky" years (1968-1975), and the early satellite tv for pc years (1976-1995). This historical past in actual fact finds how cable's roots as a retransmitter of broadcast indications, the regulatory constraints that stymied innovation, and the industrial luck of cable as an outlet for broadcast or broadcast-type courses all mixed to defeat such a lot utopian visions for cable programming.

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Beautiful TV: The Art and Argument of Ally McBeal by Greg M. Smith

By Greg M. Smith

In the course of its five-year run from 1997 to 2002, the preferred television exhibit "Ally McBeal" engaged audience in debates over what it skill to be a lady or a guy within the smooth place of work; how romance components into the healing figuring out of relationships; what worth eccentricity has and what kind of oddity society should still tolerate; and, what application delusion has within the pragmatic international. as well as those social matters, besides the fact that, "Ally McBeal" stood out for being well-constructed, narratively advanced, and stylistically wealthy - briefly, appealing television. ranging from the basis that a lot of tv this present day is 'drop-dead stunning' and that television might be studied for its formal characteristics in addition to its social effect, Greg M. Smith analyzes "Ally McBeal" when it comes to its aesthetic rules and narrative construction.He explores how 'Ally's' leading edge use of track, lighting tricks, delusion sequences, voiceovers, and flashbacks constructions a particular fictional universe, whereas it additionally opens up new probabilities for televisual expression. Smith additionally discusses the complicated narrative innovations that 'Ally's' writer David E. Kelley used to strengthen a long-running storyline and exhibits how those serial narrative practices may help us comprehend a variety of prime-time television serials. through taking heavily the artwork and argument of "Ally McBeal", "Beautiful television" conclusively demonstrates that aesthetic and narrative research is an critical key for unlocking the richness of latest tv.

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