Spy Television

Author: Wesley Alan Britton
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275981631
Size: 10,22 MB
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This comprehensive guide to television's spy genre covers 50 years of programs ranging from The Man From U.N.C.L.E. to Alias .

Historical Dictionary Of British Spy Fiction

Author: Alan Burton
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442255870
Size: 20,95 MB
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The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on individual authors, stories, films, filmmakers, television shows and the various sub-genres of the British spy story.

Music In Comedy Television

Author: Liz Giuffre
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317273575
Size: 12,31 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The study of television and music has expanded greatly in recent years, yet to date no book has focused on the genre of comedy television as it relates to music. Music in Comedy Television: Notes on Laughs fills that gap, breaking new critical ground. With contributions from an array of established and emerging scholars representing a range of disciplines, the twelve essays included cover a wide variety of topics and television shows, spanning nearly fifty years across network, cable, and online structures and capturing the latest research in this growing area of study. From Sesame Street to Saturday Night Live, from Monty Python to Flight of the Conchords, this book offers the perfect introduction for students and scholars in music and media studies seeking to understand the role of music in comedy onscreen and how it relates to the wider culture.

The New Television Handbook

Author: Patricia Holland
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317532139
Size: 12,77 MB
Format: PDF
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The New Television Handbook?provides an exploration of the theory and practice of television at a time when the medium is undergoing radical changes. The book looks at television from the perspective of someone new to the industry, and explores the place of the medium within a?constantly changing digital landscape. This title discusses key skills involved in television production, including: producing, production management, directing, camera, sound, editing and visual effects. Each of these activities is placed within a wider context as it traces the production process from commissioning to post-production. The book outlines the broad political and economic context of the television industry. It gives an account of television genres, in particular narrative, factual programmes and news, and it considers the academic discipline of media studies and the ways in which theorists have analysed and tried to understand the medium. It points to the interplay of theory and practice as it draws on the history of the medium and observes the ways in which the past continues to influence and invigorate the present. The New Television Handbook?includes: contributions from practitioners ranging from established producers to new entrants; a comprehensive list of key texts and television programmes; a revised glossary of specialist terms; a section on training and ways of getting into the industry. By combining theory, real-world advice and a detailed overview of the industry and its history,?The New Television Handbook?is an ideal guide for students of media and television studies and young professionals entering the television industry.

Tv Genres

Author: Brian Geoffrey Rose
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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"This book fills a need. It will be used by scholars and revered by undergraduates doing papers. It is a highly desirable acquisition for libraries of all types." Choice "[an] essential purchase for universityand most college libraries as well as large public libraries." Reference Books Bulletin

The Television Genre Book

Author: Glen Creeber
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1844578984
Size: 19,21 MB
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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 the debates, issues and concerns of the field. Structured in eleven sections, The Television Genre Book introduces the concept of 'genre' itself and how it has been understood in television studies, and then addresses the main televisual genres in turn: drama, soap opera, comedy, news, documentary, reality television, children's television, animation and popular entertainment. This third edition is illustrated throughout with case studies of classic and contemporary programming from each genre, ranging from The Simpsons to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and from Monty Python's Flying Circus to Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. It also features new case studies on contemporary shows, including The Only Way Is Essex, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Planet Earth, Grey's Anatomy and QVC, and new chapters covering topics such as constructed reality, travelogues, telefantasy, stand-up comedy, the panel show, 24-hour news, Netflix and video on demand.

The Sage Handbook Of Television Studies

Author: Manuel Alvarado
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1473911087
Size: 20,63 MB
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"Genuinely transnational in content, as sensitive to the importance of production as consumption, covering the full range of approaches from political economy to textual analysis, and written by a star-studded cast of contributors" - Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner, University of Queensland "Finally, we have before us a first rate, and wide ranging volume that reframes television studies afresh, boldly synthesising debates in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences...This volume should be in every library and media scholar’s bookshelf." - Professor Ravi Sundaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies Bringing together a truly international spread of contributors from across the UK, US, South America, Mexico and Australia, this Handbook charts the field of television studies from issues of ownership and regulation through to reception and consumption. Separate chapters are dedicated to examining the roles of journalists, writers, cinematographers, producers and manufacturers in the production process, whilst others explore different formats including sport, novella and soap opera, news and current affairs, music and reality TV. The final section analyses the pivotal role played by audiences in the contexts of gender, race and class, and spans a range of topics from effects studies to audience consumption. The SAGE Handbook of Television Studies is an essential reference work for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics across broadcasting, mass communication and media studies.

How To Archer

Author: Sterling Archer
Editor: It Books
ISBN:
Size: 14,73 MB
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Lying is like 95% of what I do. But believe me: in this book, I’ll let you know exactly how to become a master spy just like me. Obviously, you won’t be as good at it as I am, but that’s because you’re you, and I’m Sterling Archer. I know, I know, it sucks not being me. But don’t beat yourself up about it, because I’m going to show you all the good stuff—what to wear; what to drink; how to seduce women (and, when necessary, men); how to beat up men (and, when necessary, women); how to tell the difference between call girls and hookers (hint: when they’re dead, they’re just hookers) and everything about weapons, secret devices, lying ex-girlfriends, and turtlenecks. In a word? How to Archer. From the Back Cover Hi. I see you’re reading the back of my book. This tells me that you either: A) are hoping to find a brief summary of what to expect from a how-to book by Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, or B) don’t know how books work. If your answer was “A,” your best bet is probably the table of contents, which is where you’ll find the “contents” of this book listed in a convenient, easy-to-read “table” format. So maybe go check that out for a minute and then come back here. I’ll wait. . . . Pretty cool, right? What other book will teach you how to dress properly and how to drive an elephant? How to field strip an AK-47 and how to haggle with a Thai prostitute—in her native tongue? How to pilot an airboat and how to make about a million delicious cocktails, including a Molotov one? How to kill a guy and how to prepare a fabulous brunch? Plus how to do tons of other stuff that I forgot, but that is nonetheless probably in this book (which, to be honest, I really only kinda skimmed). So if you want to learn more about how to be more—or at all—like Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, quit smearing your greasy fingerprints all over this book and buy it. For one thing, I really need the royalties. For another thing, the last time I checked, this wasn’t a damn library. (Note: If your answer was “B,” this probably isn’t the book you want to start with.)

The Lady Was A Spy

Author: TR Garrison
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491766182
Size: 15,98 MB
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JEAN WEBB GREW UP WITHOUT A FATHER in the years after World War I, and she learned early on that she needed to go after what she wanted. Following in the footsteps of her Marine lieutenant father, she decided to serve her country, joining the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps while at Missouri University. Graduating with high honors, she became a second lieutenant in the US Army Intelligence Corps. After learning German and working at Army headquarters, she was recruited by the Office of Strategic Services, where she participated in important and dangerous missions during World War II. When the war was over her work wasn’t done: She spent a year and a half catching escaped Nazis and kicking communists out of northern Italy before settling down to a calm life as a private investigator in Phoenix, Arizona. But only six months passed before an undercover FBI agent in Mexico discovered that a hit had been put on Jean’s head. A past that she thought was over had caught up with her, and Jean was called back into action.

Agents Of Treachery

Author: Otto Penzler
Editor: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0307477517
Size: 13,64 MB
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Presents an anthology of spy stories, including such contributions as Lee Child's vision of a special ops cell formation and Joseph Finder's story about a Boston architect who comes to suspect his Middle Eastern neighbors.