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Screwball Television

Author : David Scott Diffrient
ISBN : 9780815650690
Genre : Performing Arts
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Bringing together seventeen original essays by scholars from around the world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international perspectives on Gilmore Girls (WB/CW, 2000–2007). Adored by fans and celebrated by critics for its sophisticated wordplay and compelling portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship, this contemporary American TV program finally gets its due as a cultural production unlike any other— one that is beholden to Hollywood’s screwball comedies of the 1930s, steeped in intertextual references, and framed as a "kinder, gentler k

British Youth Television

Author : Faye Woods
ISBN : 9781137445483
Genre : Social Science
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In this book, Faye Woods explores the raucous, cheeky, intimate voice of British youth television. This is the first study of a complete television system targeting teens and twenty somethings, chronicling a period of significant industrial change in the early 21st century. British Youth Television offers a snapshot of the complexities of contemporary television from a British standpoint — youth-focused programming that blossomed in the commercial expansion of the digital era, yet indelibly shaped by public service broadcasting, and now finding its feet on proliferating platforms. Considering BBC Three, My Mad Fat Diary, The Inbetweeners, Our War and Made in Chelsea, amongst others; Woods identifies a television that is defiantly British, yet also has a complex transatlantic relationship with US teen TV. This book creates a space for British voices in an academic and cultural landscape dominated by the American teenager.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Television Series By Warner Bros Television

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Tv On Strike

Author : Cynthia Littleton
ISBN : 9780815610083
Genre : Business & Economics
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TV on Strike examines the 2007 upheaval in the entertainment industry by telling the inside story of the hundred-day writers' strike that crippled Hollywood. The television industry's uneasy transition to the digital age was the driving force behind the most significant labor dispute of the twenty-first century. The strike put a spotlight on how the advent of new-media distribution platforms is reshaping the traditional business models that have governed the entertainment business for decades. The uncertainty that sent writers out into the streets of Los Angeles and New York with picket signs laid bare the depth of the divide, after years of industry consolidation, between the handful of media barons who rule Hollywood and the writers whose works support the industry. With both sides afraid of losing millions in future profits, a critical communication breakdown spurred a brief but fierce fight with repercussions that continue today. The saga of the Writers Guild of America strike is told here as seen through the eyes of key players on both sides of the negotiating table and of the foot soldiers who shocked even themselves with the strength of their resolve to fight for their rights in the face of an ambiguous future.

Interrogating The Shield

Author : Nicholas Ray
ISBN : 9780815633082
Genre : Performing Arts
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"The Shield is more than just another American cop drama. As part of a well-established television genre that John Sumser … has astutely characterized as modem America's reelaboration of the 'frontier' narrative, The Shield is, to be sure, deeply invested in the dramatic spectacle of the affirmation of state authority-beatings, interrogations, wire taps, and 'stings.' But the series is also notable for its willingness to question the legitimacy of those who patrol the urban 'frontier' and to throw into crisis any clear delimitation between the licit use of force deployed by the state and the illicit transgressions of those whom the state would police. With a notable self-consciousness, The Shield both exposes the means by which, the putative boundary between the licit and the illicit is programmed and publicly instantiated, and labors to articulate the realities that this boundary seeks to foreclose. It places emphasis on the gross dichotomies of social existence out of which crime emerges and the attendant dichotomies of cultural authority-that enable abuses, of state power to persist. Self-reflexive, critically engaged, visually and narratologically challenging, The Shield is television drama that thinks and that demands that its audience should think. This volume is an attempt to respond to that demand." Book jacket.

Women And American Television

Author : Denise Lowe
ISBN : UOM:39015047847853
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents more than four hundred entries on writers, directors, actors, programs, and other topics related to women in the television industry.

Screwball Comedy And Film Noir

Author : Thomas C. Renzi
ISBN : 9780786488605
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is a comprehensive comparative analysis of the screwball comedy and film noir genres—two popular Hollywood staples that emerged around the same time. Despite their contrast in tone and theme, “Screwball” and “Noir” have many narrative elements in common. The author defines the two genres, discusses their historical development and inter-related conventions, and offers detailed comparative analyses of a number of films, among them The Lady Eve and His Girl Friday (screwballs), and Gilda and Sunset Blvd. (noirs).

Screwball Comedy

Author : Wes D. Gehring
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037946907
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Hollywood S Classic Comedies Featuring Slapstick Romance Music Glamour Or Screwball Fun

Author : John Howard Reid
ISBN : 9781430314875
Genre : Performing Arts
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200 films reviewed and rated, covering all genres of movie comedy from slapstick to sardonic, from madness to manners. Featured comedians include Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Bob Hope, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Bing Crosby, The Three Stooges, Eddie Cantor, Charlie Chaplin, Jacques Tati, Sid Field, The Crazy Gang, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Jack Hulbert, Joe E. Brown, Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, Clifton Webb, Red Skelton, Ronald Shiner, Cecil Kellaway, Norman Wisdom, Frankie Howerd, Toto, Arthur Askey, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Claudette Colbert, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Joan Davis, Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Stanley Holloway, Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake.

Romantic Vs Screwball Comedy

Author : Wes D. Gehring
ISBN : 9781461670919
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Including over 60 titles each of romantic and screwball comedy dating from the 1930's to the present, this research tool not only demonstrates how screwball and romantic comedy are two distinct genres, but also highlights pivotal social and artistic changes which impacted both genres. Includes 16 black and white movie stills, countless quotations from selected films, an annotated bibliography, and a two-part filmography. Not only an informative resource for film students and scholars, but also an interesting read for film buffs.

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