Dreams In American Television Narratives

Author: Cynthia Burkhead
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441124179
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Dreams in Television Narratives is the first comprehensive analysis of one of American television's most frequently utilized tropes, the dream. From its beginning, television has been a storytelling medium. Whether delivered to a live audience or played out on a sound stage, narratives and those who write them have always been the crux of the television program. While film can claim a long history of scholarly inquiry into the connection between film and dreams, no comprehensive research exists on the subject of television dreams. Locating its primary function as narrative, the author uses examples from American sitcoms and dramatic programs, analyzing the narrative functions of dreams using, as its frame, Carl Jung's narrative stages of the dream: exposition, development, culmination, and conclusion. While television dreams are analyzed throughout, case studies of the television programs The Sopranos and Buffy the Vampire Slayer are included to show in detail how dreams function throughout a television series. Includes a compendium of over 1000 television episodes that include dreams, a valuable tool for any television scholar or enthusiast.

The Whedonverse Catalog

Author: Don Macnaughtan
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476670595
Size: 10,77 MB
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"The author describes all of Whedon's work, covering both the original texts of the Whedonverse, along with secondary materials focusing on Whedon's projects, including 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations"--

Joss Whedon A Creative Portrait

Author: David Lavery
Editor: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848850301
Size: 10,92 MB
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Spring 2012 saw the return to creative and critical success of Joss Whedon, with the release of both his horror flick The Cabin in the Woods and the box-office sensation, Marvel's The Avengers. After establishing himself as a premier cult creator, the man who gave us great television with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse and web series Dr Horrible's Sing-along Blog, as well as comic books including Fray and Astonishing X-Men, finally became the filmmaker he'd long dreamed of being. Drawing on a wide variety of sources and making use of psychologist Howard Gruber's insights into the nature of the creative process, Joss Whedon, A Creative Portrait offers the first intellectual biography of Whedon, tracking his career arc from activated fan boy to film studies major, third generation television writer, successful script doctor, innovative television auteur, beloved cult icon, sought-after collaborator, and major filmmaker with Marvel's The Avengers. Film and television scholar and Whedon expert David Lavery traces Whedon's multi-faceted magic from its source - the early influences of parents and teachers, comics, books, movies, collaborators - to its artistic incarnation.

The Television Genre Book

Author: Glen Creeber
Editor: British Film Inst
Size: 17,83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As with film, genre is central to the industry and the visual form that is television. This book--written by many of the leading figures in television studies and including over twenty international contributors--provides an accessible and transparent introduction to the subject's central debates, issues, and concerns. The central analysis is supported with in-depth "grey-box" studies and relevant information of a varied range of key programs such as: "The Jerry Springer Show, The Simpsons, Star Trek, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Twin Peaks, Walking with Dinosaurs, and The Singing Detective "and channels such as CNN, Discovery, and MTV. Fully illustrated and following the format of the bfi's "The Cinema Book," it comes with selected reading guides and full bibliographies that are intended to help students at all levels. An essential and authoritative guide to a major area within media and television studies, this ambitious book will both help explain and expand our knowledge of an important and fast-growing area of study.

Tele Visions

Author: Glen Creeber
Editor: British Film Institute
ISBN: 9781844570850
Size: 10,18 MB
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Tele-Visions: Methods and Concepts in Television Studies has been specifically designed to offer a comprehensive, authoritative, accessible, and lively introduction to the subject of television studies. Written by many of the leading international figures in the field, it covers all the major issues, debates, key terms, histories and methodologies that make up this exciting new area of expertise. Skillfully illuminated through actual programs, detailed case studies, and recommended readings, it offers invaluable insights into how television is produced, broadcast, controlled, consumed, and critically examined. From textual analysis to audience studies; from studying drama to studying documentary; from policy and regulation to regionality and globalization; from authorship to ideology; from modernism to postmodernism; from aesthetics to fandom; from histories to futures; this book offers an expansive and clearly structured account of both how and why we study television. Unapologetically ambitious, Tele-Visions both explains and expands our knowledge of the subject, clarifying traditional areas of debate while also setting out new agendas and critical possibilities. It is an essential book for anyone studying television and the media today. Fully illustrated--it includes selected reading guides and full bibliographies that will help students at all levels.

Grenz Berschreitungen

Author: Walter Grünzweig
Editor: Gunter Narr Verlag
ISBN: 9783823351986
Size: 18,29 MB
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It Girl Wild Und Gef Hrlich

Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Editor: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641029759
Size: 10,11 MB
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Zickenkrieg im Eliteinternat Waverly Callie demütigt Jenny, wo sie nur kann. Und alles nur, weil die jetzt mit Easy zusammen ist! Um ihren Ex-Lover zu verführen, spielt Callie all ihre weiblichen Trümpfe aus. Wie soll Jenny diese fiesen Sticheleien bloß aushalten? Unterdessen sorgt Superintrigantin Tinsley auf ihre unnachahmliche Weise für skandalöse Enthüllungen – und den Superschocker: Easy knutscht heimlich mit Jenny und mit Callie.

Fillory Die Zauberer

Author: Lev Grossman
Editor: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104009902
Size: 13,78 MB
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In der geheimen Welt des verborgenen Wissens hat die Macht einen schrecklich hohen Preis Quentin Coldwater steht kurz vor dem Abschluss der Highschool. Die Schule langweilt ihn – wie ihn eigentlich alles langweilt außer Fillory, das magische Land aus den phantastischen Büchern, die er liebt. Doch plötzlich findet sich Quentin, der gerade noch durch Brooklyn gelaufen ist, selbst in einer magischen Welt wieder, an einer geheimen Zauberschule: Brakebills College. Und auch Fillory gibt es wirklich. Aber es ist keine heile Welt, sondern ein düsterer Ort, von dem eine schreckliche Bedrohung ausgeht. Quentin und seine Freunde begeben sich auf eine gefährliche Reise – und müssen sich einem alles entscheidenden Kampf stellen... »Fillory verhält sich zu Harry Potter wie ein Glas Whiskey zu einem Becher dünnen Tees. Fest verankert sowohl in der Tradition des Fantasyromans als auch in der der allgemeinen Literatur, spielt er an auf die Welten von Oz und Narnia - auch Harry Potter lässt grüßen. Aber glauben Sie ja nicht, das sei ein Kinderbuch. Grossmans Gefühlswelten sind durch und durch erwachsen, seine Erzählweise düster, gefährlich und voller überraschender Wendungen. Hogwarts war nie so« George R. R. Martin, Das Lied von Eis und Feuer – A Game of Thrones

International Television Video Almanac

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Kain Und Abel

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Editor: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641207762
Size: 16,15 MB
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Nach russischer Kriegsgefangenschaft gelangt Abel Rosnovski, unehelicher Sohn eines polnischen Adligen, mit einem Auswandererschiff nach Amerika. Dort arbeitet er sich zum Hotelmanager hoch. Sein Schicksal kreuzt sich dramatisch mit dem von William Lowell Kane, Erbe eines gigantischen Vermögens, der zum Bankpräsidenten werden soll. Abel hatte ihn einst bewundert - doch dann nimmt, zurzeit der großen Wirtschaftskrise, ein lebenslänglicher Hass seinen Anfang. »Kain und Abel war der große Durchbruch in meiner Karriere als Schriftsteller. Bis heute ist es vielleicht das beliebteste meiner Bücher, überall auf der Welt. Aus diesem Grund ich mich entschlossen, meinen Roman ›Kain und Abel‹ (der 1979 zum ersten Mal erschien) noch einmal zu überarbeiten und so zu gestalten, wie er in meiner Vision schon immer hätte sein sollen. Ich hoffe, meine alten und zukünftigen Leser freuen sich darauf, William Lowell Kane und Abel Rosnovski wieder (oder auch zum ersten Mal) zu begegnen.« Jeffrey Archer