Sensing the City Through Television

Author: Peter Billingham
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 184150842X
Format: PDF
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How do fictional representations of the city contribute to our sense of identity? Does this feed back into how we see cities and their cultures? This in-depth analysis with five case studies provides the basis for a critique on the political, sociological and cultural implications of this strand of popular programming. The book features: Queer as Folk The Cops Holding On Homicide-Life on the Street Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City Each programme is discussed in terms of structure, content, characterisation, and narrative, and each is placed within a specific ideological context. The case studies represent a broad range of British and American cities and city sub-cultures, while the book draws on the author's exclusive interviews with Tony Garnett, Tony Marchant, and David Snodin. The author further extends his analysis to investigate the intrinsic issues related to the implications of popular and high drama and culture. As one of the first substantial investigations of the city in television drama, this book reflects and contributes to a growing general interest in the politics of representation. This is suitable for accommodation into the popular academic courses on drama and film/media studies both as a textbook and for supplementary reading.

Global Cinematic Cities

Author: Johan Andersson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850999
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Capturing a rapidly transforming urban world, this collection investigates the emerging dynamics between filmmaking and urban change on a global scale. It surveys film, media and screen cultures in Buenos Aires, Beijing, Berlin, Cairo, Copenhagen, Delhi, Kolkata, Lagos, Los Angeles, Malmö, Manila, Paris, Rome, and Shanghai. Drawing on work in film and urban studies, the volume innovatively rethinks the “cinematic city” and argues for its ongoing relevance. Film festivals, transnational production, public screens, media ecologies, nostalgia, cinephilia, infrastructure, and informal economies illuminate the juxtaposition of cinema and urban space. Works covered include The Bourne Legacy (2012), Her (2013), Medianeras (2011), Last Flight to Abuja (2012), Maach, Mishti, and More (2013), The Future of the Past (2012), Good Morning Aman (2009), Couscous (2007), the transnational television production The Bridge, and Chinese video art.

An Introduction to Television Studies

Author: Jonathan Bignell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136483268
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this comprehensive textbook, now updated for its third edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of individual programmes. Features include: a glossary of key terms key terms defined in margins suggestions for further reading activities/assignments for use in class New and updated case studies feature: ‘Every Home Needs a Harvey’ ad approaches to news reporting television scheduling CSI Crime Scene Investigation animated cartoon series Individual chapters address: studying television, television histories, television cultures, television texts and narratives, television genres and formats, television production, television and quality, television realities, television you can’t see, television audiences, beyond television.

Television Cities

Author: Charlotte Brunsdon
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822372517
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Television Cities Charlotte Brunsdon traces television's representations of metropolitan spaces to show how they reflect the medium's history and evolution, thereby challenging the prevalent assumptions about television as quintessentially suburban. Brunsdon shows how the BBC's presentation of 1960s Paris in the detective series Maigret signals British culture's engagement with twentieth-century modernity and continental Europe, while various portrayals of London—ranging from Dickens adaptations to the 1950s nostalgia of Call the Midwife—demonstrate Britain's complicated transition from Victorian metropole to postcolonial social democracy. Finally, an analysis of The Wire’s acclaimed examination of Baltimore, marks the profound shifts in the ways television is now made and consumed. Illuminating the myriad factors that make television cities, Brunsdon complicates our understanding of how television shapes perceptions of urban spaces, both familiar and unknown.

Popular Television Drama

Author: Jonathan Bignell
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719069338
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This collection of essays examines landmark British television programs of the last forty years, from Doctor Who to The Office, and from The Demon Headmaster to Queer As Folk. Contributions from prominent academics focus on the full range of popular genres, from sitcoms to science fiction, gothic horror and children's drama, and reconsider how British television drama can be analyzed. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in many academic disciplines that study television drama.

Radical Initiatives in Interventionist and Community Drama

Author: Peter Billingham
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841500682
Format: PDF, Docs
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Annotation This new series of cutting edge critical essays and articles on issues concerning drama and performance opens with Volume 1, which focuses on issues of Interventionist Drama and related examples of Drama as Community. This first collection is a fusion of high-quality scholarly research with dynamic and perceptive accounts from practitioners. Similarly this collection represents an eclectic mix of material that is absolutely contemporary and previously unpublished, offering a unique insight into some of the ideological, methodological and aesthetic issues surrounding the generic area of Interventionist and Community Theatre.

TV Formats Worldwide

Author: Albert Moran
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841503061
Format: PDF
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Beginning around 2003, the growth of interest in the genre of reality shows has dominated the field of television studies. However, concentrating on this genre has tended to sideline the even more significant emergence of the program format as a central mode of business and culture in the new television landscape. TV Formats Worldwide redresses this balance and heralds the emergence of an important, exciting, and challenging area of television studies. Topics explored include reality TV, makeover programs, sitcoms, talent shows, and fiction serials, as well as broadcaster management policies, production decision chains, and audience participation processes. This seminal work will be of considerable interest to media scholars worldwide.

Television in Spain

Author: Paul Julian Smith
Publisher: Tamesis Books
ISBN:
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A new guide to Spain's most popular and dynamic medium, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2006.

British Television Drama

Author: Lez Cooke
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN:
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A history of British television drama from its beginnings on the BBC to the 21st century.

Sensing the 21st Century City

Author: David Grahame Shane
Publisher: Academy Press
ISBN:
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Will cities exist in the next century? Or will everywhere be urban? Contemporary communication and transportation networks allow for greater urban dispersal, yet cities continue to centralise great densities of activities and innovations. What form will the 21st century city take? And what role will architects and urban designers take in shaping the future form of the city? The sensing of the city -- remotely and up close -- addresses an immense variety of issues, relating to the problems and complexities of contemporary and future urban design. Pulls together work by architects and urban designers at the forefront in their utilisation of remote sensing and telecommunications tools. Provides concise and accessible information on new scientific theories and technologies for a general architecture and urban design professional and student readership Features spectacular satellite and night-time light imagery Includes critical discussion on the politics of mass media and urban morphogenesis -- who will be the actors in shaping and designing the future of cities? It will have an interdisciplinary appeal - of interest to a wider audience of urban studies and future studies in general.