• Into The Unknown: Into The Unknown by Andy Murray

    By Andy Murray

    because the earliest days of British tv drama, scriptwriter Nigel Kneale has been a seminal determine. His Quatermass serials for the BBC have been a seismic occasion within the Nineteen Fifties, ahead of discovering foreign luck while tailored via Hammer movies for the large display. Later television performs, equivalent to the line, The Stone Tape and The yr of the intercourse Olympics, skilfully mixture components of technological know-how fiction and the ghost tale. they continue to be classics and Kneale himself an exceptional impression on pop culture. Revised and up to date, this re-creation of Into the Unknown charts Nigel Kneale's striking profession, from his adolescence at the Isle of guy, to his fraught days on the BBC, unusual adventures in Hollywood, and his prestige as legend to legions of enthusiasts. It attracts on a wealth of analysis and lots of hours of interviews with Kneale himself, in addition to well-known admirers. those comprise John chippie, Ramsey Campbell, provide Morrison, Russell T Davies, and Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson of the League of Gentlemen.

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  • 101 Things To Know About I Dream Of Jeannie & Bewitched by Gina Meyers

    By Gina Meyers

    do you know that the subject songs from “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Bewitched” have lyrics? do you know that Jeannie, the resident genie from the hit ‘60’s sitcom “I Dream Of Jeannie”, made magic via blinking her eyes? And do you know that Samantha Stephens, the lead personality within the 60’s magical hit sitcom “Bewitched” was once a squeaky-clean suburban house-witch who attempted tough to abstain from twitching her nostril and taking part in her witchy craft so that it will please her uptight ads government husband, Darrin? one hundred and one issues to grasp approximately I Dream of Jeannie & Bewitched solutions these questions and extra. during this bonus characteristic, additionally obtain the topic track lyrics, tales advised via actual lifestyles Bewitched lovers, and plenty more!!!

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  • Television and Postfeminist Housekeeping: No Time for Mother by Elizabeth Nathanson

    By Elizabeth Nathanson

    In this e-book, Nathanson examines how modern American tv and linked electronic media depict women’s daily lives as homemakers, occupation girls, and moms. Her concentrate on American pop culture from the Nineteen Nineties throughout the current finds extremes: narratives approximately girls who can't continue residence and narratives approximately ladies who only maintain condominium. Nathanson appears particularly on the factor of time during this context and argues that the media constructs panics approximately household time shortage whereas while supplying recommendations for these very panics. interpreting television courses comparable to How fresh is your home, Up All Night, and Supernanny, she reveals that media’s portrayals of women’s time is important to knowing definitions of femininity, women’s exertions, and relaxation within the postfeminist context.

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  • The Complete Married…With Children Book: TV’s Dysfunctional by Denise Noe

    By Denise Noe

    Married . . . with little ones premiered on Fox television in 1987 and up to date the Don Ameche and Frances Langford radio comedy sequence, The Bickersons, and Jackie Gleason's television vintage, The Honeymooners, with a raunchy, state of the art slant that desirous about a lovely but laughable family members headed by way of endearingly improper Al (Ed O'Neill), his housework-hating spouse, attractive daughter, and randy son. For eleven seasons, the intense staff of expertise positioned the funk in dysfunctional.

    Rediscover the exhilarating humor and highbrow pleasure in Denise Noe’s first publication. She delves behind-the-scenes with Michael Moye, Ron Leavitt, Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate, David Faustino, David Garrison, Amanda Bearse, E. E. Bell, and Ritch Shydner.

    You’ll be occupied with the tale of the way rogue writers created a intentionally off-the-wall application; the way it virtually acquired derailed prior to construction begun; how an argument may have plucked the sequence off the air yet ended up injecting a far wanted shot within the arm; how a reality-based exhibit occasionally—and courageously—ventured into comedy with a fable, horror, and/or technology fiction spin.

    Illustrated. Bibliography. Appendix that includes episode synopses.

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  • Reconsidering Roots: Race, Politics, and Memory (Since 1970: by Erica Ball,Kellie Carter Jackson,Norvella Carter,Warren

    By Erica Ball,Kellie Carter Jackson,Norvella Carter,Warren Chalklen,Elise Chatelain,Robert K. Chester,Clare Corbould,Henry Gates Jr.,C. King,David J. Leonard,Delia Mellis,Francesca Morgan,Tyler D. Parry,Martin Stollery,Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang,Bhekuyise Zungu

    This wide-ranging interdisciplinary collection—the first of its kind—invites us to recon­sider the politics and scope of the Roots phenomenon of the Nineteen Seventies. Alex Haley’s 1976 e-book was once a publishing sensation, promoting over 1000000 copies in its first 12 months and profitable a countrywide ebook Award and a unique Pulitzer Prize. The 1977 tv model used to be greater than a blockbuster miniseries—it was once a galvanizing nationwide occasion, drawing a record-shattering viewership, incomes thirty-eight Emmy nominations, and altering in a single day the discourse on race, civil rights, and slavery.

    These essays—from rising and validated students in background, sociology, movie, and media studies—interrogate Roots, assessing the ways in which the ebook and its dramatization recast representations of slavery, hard work, and the black kin; mirrored at the promise of freedom and civil rights; and engaged discourses of race, gender, violence, and tool within the usa and overseas. Taken jointly, the essays ask us to re-evaluate the constraints and chances of this paintings, which, even supposing dogged through controversy, needs to be understood as essentially the most remarkable media occasions of the past due 20th century, a cultural touchstone of tolerating significance.

    Contributors: Norvella P. Carter, Warren Chalklen, Elise Chatelain, Robert okay. Chester, Clare Corbould, C. Richard King, David J. Leonard, Delia Mellis, Francesca Morgan, Tyler D. Parry, Martin Stollery, Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang, Bhekuyise Zungu

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  • Mayberry Trivia: 1,500 Questions About A TV Classic by Scott Hopkins

    By Scott Hopkins

    Are you partial to The Andy Griffith express? if this is the case, then this is often the booklet for you !

    1,500 minutiae questions on this vintage television convey will supply hours of leisure.

    - identify the nation investigator that loves to pass frog-gigging with Andy.

    - What couple met at Wilton Blair’s funeral in 1960?

    - precise or fake: Ernest T. Bass throws rocks together with his left hand.

    -Who steers whereas Barney’s broken-down automobile is driven again to town?

    A.Opie
    B. Aunt Bee
    C. Gomer
    D. Thelma Lou

    Don’t recognize? Don’t fear, the solutions are supplied at the turn facet of the questions.
    Lots of good fortune to you and yours !

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  • Warte, bis es dunkel ist: Eine Liebeserklärung ans Kino by Michael Althen

    By Michael Althen

    „Das Kino ist keine Wunschmaschine, sondern vor allem eine Folterbank. So lange guy jung ist, lässt es uns von all jenen Wünschen träumen, die wir uns erfüllen können, wenn wir erst mal alt genug sind. Kaum ist guy erwachsen, schürt es die Sehnsucht nach einer Jugend, die wir so leider nie erlebt haben. Im Kino ist guy entweder zu alt oder zu jung, zu reich oder zu arm – oder zu deutsch, um etwa amerikanisch zu sein oder französisch.“ So schreibt der Autor, ein begeisterter Kinobesucher seit seiner frühesten Jugend, über den verwirrenden Einfluss des movies auf unser Leben.
    Was stellen wir eigentlich mit all den Geschichten an, denen wir im Laufe des Lebens im Kino begegnen – und vor allem: used to be stellen sie mit uns an? Wie intensiv schaut guy sich Filme an, um dort praktische Anleitungen zu finden, wie guy sich zu kleiden und zu frisieren hat, wie guy sich bewegen soll. Immer gab es Augenblicke, die dem identifikationssüchtigen Zuschauer zeigten, dass er so sein wollte wie die da oben: dieselben Cowboystiefel wie Clint Eastwood, dieselbe Lederjacke wie Tom Cruise, dasselbe vehicle wie James Bond, zumindest aber den Wodka Martini, geschüttelt, nicht gerührt. In Filmen haben wir die Frauen geliebt, denen wir nie begegnet sind, haben Drogen genommen, mit denen wir in Wirklichkeit nie in Berührung gekommen sind. Wir haben das Kino für unser Leben gehalten und aus dem Alltag einen movie gemacht. Der Autor zeigt, wie wunderbar das immer und immer wieder geschieht.

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