Angel / by Stacey Abbott
Detroit Mich: Wayne State University Press, c2009.
Call No: 79ANG ABB Author: Abbott, Stacey Source: US Place: Detroit Mich Publisher: Wayne State University Press PubDate: c2009 PhysDes: x, 121 p. : ill. ; 18 cm Series: TV milestones; Contemporary approaches to film and television series. TV milestones Subject: ANGEL [TV] (US, 1999-); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (US, Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992) Summary: "In this TV Milestones entry, Stacey Abbott, the premier scholar of Angel studies, applies her broad understanding of film and television through brilliantly detailed analysis of the series, illuminating the beautiful darkness of Angel. Abbott has written a book that is both careful scholarship and also a page turner - lucid, lively, perceptive. Readers will want to watch the series - or watch it again - with the understanding gained from this remarkable little book." -- Rhonda V. Wilcox, professor of English at Gordon College and author of Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780814333198 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- Introduction: A seminal show canceled by the idiot networks -- Grrr aaargh! The collective vision of mutant enemy -- Creeped out and comforted at the same time: the generic hybridity of Angel -- Does giant tentacle spew come out with dry cleaning? Angel and tv horror -- Cavemen vs. astronauts--weapons to be determined: Angel, masculinity, and male friendship -- It's a little outside the box: how Angel breaks the rules -- notes -- works cited -- index -- More info
Beyond representation : television drama and the politics and aesthetics of identity / Geraldine Harris
Manchester ; New York: Manchester University Press, distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2006.
Call No: 744.9 HAR Author: Harris, Geraldine Source: US Place: Manchester ; New York Publisher: Manchester University Press, distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 210 p. ; 23 cm Subject: DRAMAS; REALISM ON TV; AESTHETICS; RACE AND TV; MARXISM AND THE CINEMA; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND TV; GLOBALISATION; ALLY MCBEAL [TV] (US, 1997-); BILL, THE [TV] (UK, 1984-); STAR TREK [TV] [...] (US, 1966-69, 1987-); QUEER AS FOLK [TV] (UK, 1999-2000); ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS [TV] (UK, 1992 - 1996); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004); DOCTOR WHO [TV] (UK, 1963-1989, 2005-); DYNASTY [TV] (AT, Frank Arnold & Brian Bell, 1970); PRIME SUSPECT 3 [TV] (UK, David Drury, 1993); SOPRANOS, THE [TV] (US, 1999); TIPPING THE VELVET [TV] (UK, Geoffrey Sax, 2002); WILL & GRACE[TV] (US, 1998-); XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS [TV] (US, 1995-) Summary: Beyond representation, poses the question, as to whether over the last 30 years, there have been signs of progress/progressiveness, in the representation of marginalised or subaltern identity categories, within television drama, in Britain, and the US. In doing so, it interrogates some of the key assumptions concerning the relationship between aesthetics and the politics of identity, that have influenced and informed television drama criticism during this period. [Taken from the back cover] Notes: Bibliography: p.191-20; Includes index ISBN: 0719074584 (hdbk) Donation: Donated by Senses Of Cinema, 2009 More info
Buffy the vampire slayer : A critical reading of the series
London: bfi Publishing, 2005.
Call No: 79BUF BIL Author: Anne Billson Place: London Publisher: bfi Publishing PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 154 p. ; 19 cm Subject: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004) Summary: ‘In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer.’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran for seven seasons, from 1997 to 2003, and in that time revolutionised American TV. Created (and often written and directed) by Joss Whedon, author of the 1992 movie of the same name, this was a television series which single-handedly reinvented the high-school genre, splicing it with action, comedy and the supernatural and captivating its core teenage audience while providing enough formal experimentation, existential reflection and above all pitch-perfect writing and acting to extend the show’s appeal to viewers of all ages. Series by series, Anne Billson unravels the magic of Buffy, examining the Slayer’s antecedents and influences and exploring how, in a broadcasting environment inimical to long-running series, Whedon and his collaborators were able to push the outside of the envelope, take so many risks and create a fully realised mythology in which the fantasy elements are underpinned by an emotional honesty that brings fresh relevance to the age-old story of the struggle between Good and Evil. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a super-heroine for our times: an all-in-one role model, icon and iconoclast. Not only that, but she’s funny as well. Television will never be the same again. [Taken from back cover.] ISBN: 1844570894 More info
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Quality popular television : Cult TV, the industry and fans / Mark Jancovich & James Lyons (eds)
London UK: bfi Publishing, 2003.
Call No: 725.3 JAN CorpAuthor: BFI Publishing Place: London UK Publisher: bfi Publishing PubDate: 2003 PhysDes: 23 cm, 204 pp Subject: NBC TELEVISION NETWORK; TELEVISION. UK; ELLEN [TV] (US, 1995-); STAR TREK - THE NEXT GENERATION [TV] (US, 1987-1994); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004); VIOLENCE ON TV; INTERNET AND TV Summary: Why are some contemporary television shows so compelling? The Sopranos, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends and ER are examples among many of a new era of the 'must-see' programme. These shows and others like The X-Files and Ally McBeal, have a compulsiveness, a depth of characterisation and 'back-story' that puts much of mainstream cinema to shame. Quality Popular Television examines this new category of mostly US-Produced 'cult' television and the reasons for its emergence. Looking at shows as diverse as Ally McBeak, Martial Law, Buffy, Lois and Clark, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Ellen, the book identifies the particular qualities necessary for success and how they relate to issues such as the economics of network scheduling, the growth of the internet and contemporary debates about television audiences. [Taken from back cover.] ISBN: 0851709419 More info
Queer girls, temporality and screen media : not 'just a phase' / Whitney Monaghan
London: Palgrave Macmillan,
Call No: 451-03 MON Author: Monaghan, Whitney Edition: 2016 Place: London Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PhysDes: x, 192 p. : illustrated ; 22 cm Subject: HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY AND TV; HOMOSEXUALITY ON TV; BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (FR/BE/SP, Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004); CRUEL INTENTIONS (US, Roger Kimble, 1999); DEGRASSI JUNIOR HIGH [TV](CN, 1987-1991); ELLEN [TV] (US, 1995-); GLEE [TV] (US, Ryan Murphy, 2009); MY SUMMER OF LOVE (UK, Paul Pawlikowski, 2004); NEIGHBOURS [TV] (AT, 1985-) Summary: This book takes up the queer girl as a represented and rhetorical figure within film, television and video. In 1987, Canada’s Degrassi Junior High featured one of TV’s first queer teen storylines. Contained to a single episode, it was promptly forgotten within both the series and popular culture more generally. Cut to 2016 – queer girls are now major characters in films and television series around the globe. No longer represented as subsidiary characters within forgettable storylines, queer girls are a regular feature of contemporary screen media. Analysing the terms of this newfound visibility, Whitney Monaghan provides a critical perspective on this, arguing that a temporal logic underpins many representations of queer girlhood. Examining an archive of screen texts that includes teen television series and teenpics, art-house, queer and independent cinemas as well as new forms of digital video, she expands current discourse on both queer representation and girls’ studies by looking at sexuality through themes of temporality. This book, the first full-length study of its kind, draws on concepts of boredom, nostalgia and transience to offer a new perspective on queer representation in contemporary screen media. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781137555977 Donation: Whitney Monaghan More info
Reading the Vampire Slayer : the new, updated unofficial guide to Buffy and Angel / edited by Roz Kaveny
London: Tauris Parke, 2004.
Call No: 79BUF REA Author: Kaveny, Roz (ed.) Edition: revised Source: UK/US Place: London Publisher: Tauris Parke PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: xiv, 322 p. : ill. ; 20 cm Subject: SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS; FANTASY FILMS; HORROR FILMS; BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (US, Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004); ANGEL [TV] (US, 1999-) Summary: "Reading the Vampire Slayer was much praised on its first appearance as the indespensible and accessible companion to Buffy and its spin-off series Angel. This radically expanded and revised new edition is the only book to explore the complete Buffy.
The editor's introduction now considers the themes and structures of the seven seasons of Buffy and the ways in which its final season rounded these off, as well as considering four seasons of Angel.
Updated and wholly new chapters consider California and Los Angeles as Hellscapes; the theme of personality and performance in both shows; the Angel uses non-traditional family structures as an emotional armature; the importance of space and of locations such as Buffy's home and school, Giles' Magic Shop and Angel's hotel. They follow the transgressive heterosexuality of Buffy's relationship with the vampire Spike and the knowing flirtation of the shows with a fan culture fascinated by subtextuality-implied lesbian and gay relationships between characters. New attention is paid to Buffy's controversially dark and adult sixth season and to the seventh and final one.
Reading the Vampire Slayer also provides a short episode guide to all seven seasons of Buffy and the first four seasons of Angel, as well as original interviews with Jane Epenson and Steven DeKnight, two of Buffy's top writers" -- BOOK BLURB ISBN: 9781860649844 Contents: -- acknowledgments, resources and contributors -- the regular, recurring or otherwise significant characters -- 1: she saved the world. a lot, an introduction to the themes and structures of Buffy and Angel. Roz Kaveny -- 2: entropy as demon, Buffy in Southern California. Boyd Tonkin -- 3: writing Vampire Slayer. Interviews with Jane Espenson and Steven S. De Knight. Roz Kaveny -- 4: this was our world and they made it theirs: Reading space and place in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Karen Sayer. -- 5: What you are, what's to come. Feminisms, citizenship and the divine Buffy. Zoe-Jane Playdon. -- 6: The only thing better than killing a Slayer. Heterosexuality and sex in Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. Justine Larbalestier. -- 7: Blood and choice. The theory and practice of family in Angel. Jennifer Stoy. -- 8: They always mistake me for the character I play! Transformation, identity and role-play in the Buffyverse (and a defense of fine acting ). Ian Shuttleworth -- Episode guide -- More info
The revolution was televised : how The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Lost, and other groundbreaking dramas changed TV forever / Alan Sepinwall
New York: Touchstone, .
Call No: 71(73) SEP Author: Sepinwall, Alan Edition: Updated edition Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Touchstone PubDate:  PhysDes: 451 pages ; 22 cm Subject: OZ [TV](US, 1997-2003); SOPRANOS, THE [TV] (US, 1999-); WIRE, THE [TV] (US, David Simon, 2002); DEADWOOD [TV] (US, 2004); SHIELD, THE [TV] (US, 2002-); LOST [TV] (US, 2004 -); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004); 24 [TWENTY-FOUR] [TV] (US, 2001-); BATTLESTAR GALACTICA [TV](US, 2004-2009); FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS [TV] (US, 2006-2011); MAD MEN [TV] (US, 2007); BREAKING BAD [TV] (US, 2008-) Summary: "In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the past fifteen years. Focusing on twelve innovative television dramas that changed the medium and the culture at large forever, including The Sopranos, Oz, The Wire, Deadwood, The Shield, Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24, Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad, Sepinwall weaves his trademark incisive criticism with highly entertaining reporting about the real-life characters and conflicts behind the scenes." - taken from back cover. ISBN: 9781476739670 Contents: Previously, in The Revolution Was Televised... -- Introduction -- Prologue: Let's be careful out there... The shows that paved the way -- Ch. 1: What we were don't matter... Oz blazes a trail -- Ch. 2: All due respect... The Sopranos changes everything -- Ch. 3: All the pieces matter... The Wire as the Great American Novel for television -- Ch. 4: A lie agreed upon... The profane poetry of Deadwood -- Ch. 5: I'm a different kind of cop... The Shield takes anti-heroism to the limit -- Ch. 6: Do you want to know a secret?... The perfect storm of Lost -- Ch. 7: She saved the world. A lot... Buffy the Vampire Slayer gives teen angst some fangs -- Ch. 8: Tell me where the bomb is!... 24 goes to war on terror, boredom -- Ch. 9: So say we all... The thinking man's sci-fi of Battlestar Galactica -- Ch. 10: Clear eyes, full hearts... Friday Night Lights goes deep -- Ch. 11: It's a time machine... AMC gets into the game with Mad Men -- Ch. 12: I am the one who knocks!... Breaking Bad gives the recession the villain it needs -- Epilogue: Don't stop believing... The lasting legacy of the revolution -- Epilogue, Take Two: Listen to the thunder... How TV drama's Wild Wild West has only gotten wilder -- Where are they now? -- Acknowledgments More info
Storytelling in film and television / Kristin Thompson
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2003.
Call No: 632.2 THO Author: Thompson, Kristin Edition: 1st ed. Source: USA Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts Publisher: Harvard University Press PubDate: 2003 PhysDes: 172 p ; 20cm + b&w ill. Subject: ADAPTATIONS; ADVERTISING; CHARACTERS ON TV; DRAMAS; INTERNET; SCRIPTWRITING; SYMBOLISM ON TV; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; NARRATIVE IN TV; SEQUELS; SERIALS; SITUATION COMEDY; SOAP OPERAS; MERCHANDISING; BORDWELL, DAVID; CLEESE, JOHN; FROST MARK; KAEL, PAULINE; LYNCH, DAVID; NEWCOMB, HORACE; WILLIAMS, RAYMOND; WODEHOUSE, P.G; AVENGERS, THE [TV] (UK, 1961-69); BAD GIRLS [TV] (UK, 1999-); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986); BOB NEWHART SHOW, THE [TV] (US, 1961-62); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004); HILL STREET BLUES [TV] (US, 1980-87); MURPHY BROWN [TV] (US, 1988-); ROYLE FAMILY, THE [TV] (UK, 1998-2000); SINGING DETECTIVE, THE [TV] (UK, Jon Amiel, 1986); SOPRANOS, THE [TV] (US, 1999); STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977); YES MINISTER [TV] (UK, 1980-84) Summary: Author Kristin Thompson analyses the narrative workings of television and film, looking at the narrative techniques the two media share. Thomson then focuses on the specific challenges that series television presents and the tactics writers have devised to meet them – tactics that sustain interest and maintain sense across multiple plots and subplots and in spite of frequent interruptions as well as weeklong and seasonal breaks.
[Taken from back cover]. ISBN: 0674010876 More info
London: BFI National Library, c2001.
Call No: REFERENCE SECTION; 036-02 STR Author: Clarke, Nicola; Gordon, Stephen; Johnston, Louise; Khan, Ayesha; Smart, Emma Source: UK Place: London Publisher: BFI National Library PubDate: c2001 PhysDes: 77 p ; 30 cm Series: National Library 16+ guides Subject: WOMEN IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; TODO SOBRE MI MADRE (SP/FR, Pedro Almodovar, 1999); ALLY MCBEAL [TV] (US, 1997-); BASIC INSTINCT (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1992); BHAJI ON THE BEACH (UK, Gurinder Chadha, 1993); BOUND (AT, Serhat Caradee, 2000); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (US, Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004); CHARLIE'S ANGELS (US, McG, 2000); WO HU ZANG LONG (HK, Ang Lee, 2000); ELIZABETH (UK, Shekhar Kapur, 1998); ERIN BROKOVICH (US, Stephen Soderbergh, 2000); LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER (US, Simon West, 2001); LAST SEDUCTION, THE (US, John Dahl, 1994); NIKITA (FR/IT, Luc Besson, 1990); ORLANDO (UK/RU/FR/NE, Sally Potter, 1992); ROSEANNE [TV] (US, 1988- ); RUN LOLA RUN (G, Tom Tykwer, 1998); SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (US, Ang Lee, 1995); SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (US, Jonathan Demme, 1991); TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (US, James Cameron, 1991); WAITING TO EXHALE (US, Forest Whitaker, 1995); XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS [TV] (US, 1995-); X-FILES, THE [TV] (US, 1993-); CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (HK, Ang Lee, 2000) Notes: This and other bfi National Library 16+ Guides available from http://www.bfi.org.uk/16+ ID2: 150 More info
Telefantasy / Catherine Johnson
London: British Film Institute, 2005.
Call No: 735.1 Author: Johnson, Catherine Source: British Film Institute Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2005 Series: 181 p ; 23 cm Subject: TELEVISION. UK; PRISONER, THE [TV] (UK, 1967-1968); STAR TREK; STAR TREK [TV] [...] (US, 1966-69, 1987-); X-FILES, THE [TV] (US, 1993-); BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004) Summary: Telefantasy offers the first book-length study to consider the place of fantasy, science-fiction and horror dramas in the history of British and US television. Looking at two periods (the 1950s and the 1960s and the 1990s through to the 2000s) when telefantasy has been particularly prevalent on television, this book provides detailed historical accounts of the production of key "telefantasy" programmes: the Quatermass serials, The Prisoner, Star Trek, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). [Taken from back cover]. ISBN: 184570762 More info
The television genre book / edited by Glen Creeber ; associate editors, Toby Miller and John Tulloch
London: British Film Institute, 2001.
Call No: 720 TEL Author: Creeber, Glen; Miller, Toby; Tulloch, John Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: xi, 163 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm Subject: PROGRAMME GENRES; DRAMAS; SOAP OPERAS; CHILDREN, PROGRAMMES FOR; NEWS PROGRAMMES; DOCUMENTARIES; ADAPTATIONS. AUSTEN, JANE; SOAP OPERAS; SITUATION COMEDY; HOMOSEXUALITY ON TV; BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV] (US, 1997-2004); SIMPSONS, THE [TV] (US, 1989-); SOUTH PARK [TV] (US, 1997-); I LOVE LUCY [TV] (US, 1951-57); ROSEANNE [TV] (US, 1988- ); ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS [TV] (UK, 1992 - 1996); WILL & GRACE[TV] (US, 1998-); MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS[TV] (UK, 1969-1974); DALLAS [TV] (US, 1978-91); COUNTRY PRACTICE, A [TV] (AT, 1981-1995?); TWIN PEAKS [TV] (US, David Lynch & others, 1990-1991); ALLY MCBEAL [TV] (US, 1997-); AVENGERS, THE [TV] (UK, 1961-69); HILL STREET BLUES [TV] (US, 1980-87); ER [TV] (US, 1994 - ); STAR TREK [TV] [...] (US, 1966-69, 1987-); X-FILES, THE [TV] (US, 1993-); CATHY COME HOME (UK, Ken Loach, 1966); DAY AFTER, THE (US, Nicholas Meyer, 1983); ROOTS [TV] (US, 1977); SINGING DETECTIVE, THE [TV] (UK, Jon Amiel, 1986) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0851708498(pbk.) More info