Beautiful Tv

Beautiful TV PDF Book Detail:
Author: Greg M. Smith
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292777842
Size: 65.13 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 285
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Book Description: During its five-year run from 1997 to 2002, the popular TV show Ally McBeal engaged viewers in debates over what it means to be a woman or a man in the modern workplace; how romance factors into the therapeutic understanding of relationships; what value eccentricity has and how much oddity society should tolerate; and what utility fantasy has in the pragmatic world. In addition to these social concerns, however, Ally McBeal stood out for being well-constructed, narratively complex, and stylistically rich—in short, beautiful TV. Starting from the premise that much of television today is "drop-dead gorgeous" and that TV should be studied for its formal qualities as well as its social impact, Greg M. Smith analyzes Ally McBeal in terms of its aesthetic principles and narrative construction. He explores how Ally's innovative use of music, special effects, fantasy sequences, voiceovers, and flashbacks structures a distinctive fictional universe, while it also opens up new possibilities for televisual expression. Smith also discusses the complex narrative strategies that Ally's creator David E. Kelley used to develop a long-running storyline and shows how these serial narrative practices can help us understand a wide range of prime-time TV serials. By taking seriously the art and argument of Ally McBeal, Beautiful TV conclusively demonstrates that aesthetic and narrative analysis is an indispensable key for unlocking the richness of contemporary television.

Tv Guide

TV Guide PDF Book Detail:
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Size: 42.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Television programs
Languages : en
Pages :
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Life

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Size: 14.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
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Beside Lake Beautiful

Beside Lake Beautiful PDF Book Detail:
Author: William Alfred Quayle
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 49.80 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Michigan, Lake
Languages : en
Pages : 239
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Radio Television News

Radio   Television News PDF Book Detail:
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Size: 75.68 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Electronics
Languages : en
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Movie And Television Locations

Movie and Television Locations PDF Book Detail:
Author: Leon Smith
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN:
Size: 25.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 285
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Book Description: It is often said that the greater Los Angeles area is the largest movie set in the world, and if a person lives there long enough their home or street will probably be featured in a film or television show. The tourism industry in Tinseltown is huge business, with thousands of devoted fans each day flocking to see just where their favorite star's blockbuster was filmed.This work documents locations used in over 335 motion pictures and 86 television series filmed in Los Angeles and San Diego. The locations were identified and verified after an extensive review of films, video tapes, site photographs, and personal interviews with film industry personnel. Included are synopses of the motion pictures and television series cited; an exhaustive index provides instant access to names, places, monuments, landmarks, film studios, film titles and television titles.

Encyclopedia Of Television 1974 1984

Encyclopedia of Television  1974 1984 PDF Book Detail:
Author: Vincent Terrace
Publisher: Baseline Books
ISBN:
Size: 54.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Television programs
Languages : en
Pages : 500
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Everything I Know I Learned From Tv

Everything I Know I Learned from TV PDF Book Detail:
Author: Mark Rowlands
Publisher: Ebury Press
ISBN:
Size: 10.92 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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Book Description: Argues that philosophy hasn't died in our modern cultureless culture; it has merely relocated. Looks at 8 American TV shows, all broadcast in Australia.

Theatre Organ

Theatre Organ PDF Book Detail:
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Size: 47.50 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Organ (Musical instrument)
Languages : en
Pages :
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