Bibliography : situation comedy. / Australian Film Television & Radio School. Jerzy Toeplitz Library.
Call No: FRONT DESK CorpAuthor: Australian Film Television & Radio School. Jerzy Toeplitz Library. PubDate: 1993 Subject: COMEDIES; SITUATION COMEDY More info
The cheeky monkey : writing narrative comedy / Tim Ferguson
Strawberry Hills, NSW: Currency Press, 2010.
Call No: 224:732 FER Author: Ferguson, Tim Source: AU Place: Strawberry Hills, NSW Publisher: Currency Press PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: 217 pages ; 23 cm Subject: CHARACTERS ON TV; COMEDY PROGRAMMES; COMEDY TV. AUSTRALIA; HUMOUR ON TV; SCRIPTS; SCRIPTWRITING; SCRIPTWRITING. AUSTRALIA; SCRIPTWRITING FOR TV; SITUATION COMEDY; FERGUSON, TIM Summary: "From one of Australia's most successful comedians comes 'The Cheeky Monkey', a practitioner's guide to the art of comedy writing. Both insightful and practical, 'The Cheeky Monkey' explains the principles of sitcom writing and guides the reader in how to apply them. Seeded with exercises to aid the developing comedy writer, this book will help you to: write jokes; create funny stories; build comic characters; develop a sitcom; sell your sitcom to producers and TV networks. It's comedy writing made simple. Well, simpler. Many of Tim Ferguson's techniques can also be applied to film, stage, stand-up or indeed any form of comedy. You'll make 'em laugh before you know it." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes writing exercises with sample answers included in the appendix ISBN: 9780868198613 Contents: -- introduction: the purpose and function of humour -- gag principles -- gag categories -- designing a sitcom -- designing ongoing characters -- creating an episode -- humour and story -- selling a sitcom -- conclusion -- appendix -- More info
The end of comedy : the sit-com and the comedic tradition / David Grote
Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1983.
Call No: 732(73) GRO Author: Grote, David Place: Hamden, Conn. Publisher: Archon Books PubDate: 1983 PhysDes: 206 p. ; 23 cm Subject: SITUATION COMEDY Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 185-188 ISBN: 020801991X LON: 2338790 More info
Flicks : studying film as text / Dinah Partridge, Peter Hughes
Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Call No: 512.1 PAR Author: Partridge, Dinah; Hughes, Peter, 1949 Edition: 2nd ed Source: AT Place: Melbourne Publisher: Oxford University Press PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: viii, 248 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm Subject: TEACHING MATERIALS; PRINCESS BRIDE, THE (US, Rob Reiner, 1987); ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS [TV] (UK, 1992 - 1996); BLADE RUNNER (US, Ridley Scott, 1982); CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); CHARACTERIZATION IN FILMS; CLUELESS (US, Amy Heckerling, 1995); COOLBAROO CLUB, THE (AT, Roger Scholes, 1996); [DOCTOR] DR STRANGELOVE: OR, HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1964); EMMA (UK, Douglas McGrath, 1996); FRONTLINE [TV] (AT, 1994- ); GALLIPOLI (AT, Peter Weir, 1981); GENRES; HANDMAID'S TALE, THE (US/GW, Volker Schlondorff, 1990); HEARTS OF DARKNESS : A FILMMAKERS APOCALYPSE (US, Fax Bahr & George Hinkenlooper, 1991); HOUSEKEEPING (US, Bill Forsyth, 1987); MITT LIV SOM HUND (SW, Lass Hallestrom, 1985); MURIEL'S WEDDING (AT, P.J. Hogan, 1994); NARRATIVE IN FILMS; NOT FOURTEEN AGAIN (AT, Gillian Armstrong, 1996); ONCE WERE WARRIORS (NZ, Lee Tamahori, 1994); POLICE ON TV; PROOF (AT, Jocelyn Moorhouse, 1991); REALISM IN FILMS; SCHINDLER'S LIST (US, Steven Spielberg, 1993); SECRET GARDEN, THE (US, Agnieszka Holland, 1993); SEINFELD [TV] (US, 1990-98); SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (US, Ang Lee, 1995); SHAME (AT, Steve Jodrell, 1988); SHINE (AT/UK, Scott Hicks, 1996); SITUATION COMEDY; STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977); WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET (US, Baz Luhrmann, 1996) Notes: Bibliography ISBN: 0195506774 : $26.95; 0195506774 (pbk.) LON: 13455821 ID2: 290 More info
High anxiety : catastrophe, scandal, age & comedy / Patricia Mellencamp
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.
Call No: 632.46 MEL Author: Mellencamp, Patricia Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: xvi, 414 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Series: Arts and politics of the everyday Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND TV; IMPERIALISM AND TV; COMMERCIALS, TV; GOVERNMENT CONTROL. USA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND TV; DISASTERS ON TV; LAWSUITS; NARRATIVE IN TV; SEX AND TV; SITUATION COMEDY; GULF WAR ON TV; WOMEN ON TV; TALK SHOWS. USA; RIVERA, GERALDO; DURAS, MARGUERITE; BALL, LUCILLE; BENSON, SUSAN PORTER; RIVERS, JOAN; ARNOLD, ROSEANNE; BURNS, GEORGE; DONAHUE, PHIL; FAGIN, STEVE; WAGNER, JANE; EVIL ANGELS (AT, Fred Schepisi, 1988); GEORGE BURNS AND GRACIE ALLEN SHOW, THE [TV] (US, 1950-1958?); ETERNAL FRAME [MM] (US, 1975?); OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, THE [TV] (US, 1986- ); ROSEANNE [TV] (US, 1988- ); TWIN PEAKS [TV] (US, David Lynch & others, 1990-1991); YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, THE [TV] (US, 1973- ); MURDER, SHE WROTE [TV] (US, 1984- ); MAJOR DAD [TV] (US, 1989- ); I LOVE LUCY [TV] (US, 1951-57); CURRENT AFFAIR, A [TV] (US, 1986- ) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -408) and index ISBN: 0253207355 (pbk.); 0253337445 (alk. paper) LON: 8666545 More info
Media and meaning : an introduction / Colin Stewart, Marc Lavelle and Adam Kowaltzke
London: British Film Institute, 2001.
Prime-time America : life on and behind the television screen / Robert Sklar
New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Call No: 412 SKA Author: Sklar, Robert Place: New York Publisher: Oxford University Press PubDate: 1980 PhysDes: xi, 200 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: SITUATION COMEDY; CRITICISM; VIOLENCE ON TV; COMMERCIALS, TV; BLACKS AND TV; SOCIETY ON TV; CLASS ON TV; SEX ON TV; CHILDREN'S TELEVISION WORKSHOP; SANDRICH, JAY; LOU GRANT [TV] (US, 1977-82); SCARLETT LETTER, THE [TV] (US, Rick Hauser, 1979); REAL PEOPLE [TV] (US, 1979); ABC THEATRE: FRIENDLY FIRE [TV] (US, 1979); ROOTS: THE NEXT GENERATION [TV] (David Wolper, 1979); MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, THE [TV] (US, 1970-77?) ISBN: 0195027655 : $15.95 LON: 1677348 More info
Private screenings : television and the female consumer / Lynn Spigel and Denise Mann, editors
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992.
Call No: 722-02 PRI Author: Spigel, Lynn; Mann, Denise Place: Minneapolis Publisher: University of Minnesota Press PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: xiii, 293 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Camera obscura book Subject: WOMEN AND TV; WOMEN, PROGRAMMES FOR; CONSUMERS AND TV; SITUATION COMEDY; POSTMODERNISM AND TV/VIDEO; MELODRAMA; SOAP OPERAS; RACIAL STEREOTYPES ON TV; FAMILY ON TV; MARRIAGE ON TV; STARS; BLACKS ON TV; CLASS AND TV; FEMINISM AND TV; TELEVISION AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY ON TV; GENDER AND TV; GLESS, SHARON; FOSTER, MEG; DALY, TYNE; CARROLL, DIAHANN; KANTNER, HAL; RAYE, MARTHA; MARTHA RAYE SHOW, THE [TV] (US, 195?-55); JULIA [TV] (US, 1968-71); CAGNEY AND LACY [TV] (US, 1982-88); KATE AND ALLIE [TV] (US, 1984-88); GENERAL HOSPITAL [TV] (US, 1963-); GOLDBERGS, THE [TV] (1949-55?); LEAVE IT TO BEAVER [TV] (US, 1957-63); FATHER KNOWS BEST [TV] (US, 1954-60); ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET, THE [TV] (US, 1952-66) Notes: An expanded version of issue no. 16, winter 1988, of Camera obscura; Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0816620520 (hc : acid-free paper); 0816620539 (pb : acid-free paper) LON: 91040919; 8544849 More info
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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
Teaching tv sitcom / withen by Cary Bazalgette, Jim Cook and Andy Medhurst ; with addition material by Arthur Horwood and Gillian Swanson ; edited by Jim Cook and Nicky North
London: BFI Education, 1985.
Call No: 53 BAZ Author: Bazalgette, Cary; Cook, Jim; Medhurst, Andy Place: London Publisher: BFI Education PubDate: 1985 PhysDes: ii, 98 p. ; 30 cm. + 10 strips of transparences Subject: SITUATION COMEDY; TELEVISION. UK; TEACHING MATERIALS; WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE LIKELY LADS? [TV] (UK, 1973-74); PORRIDGE [TV] (UK, 1973-77); HI-DE-HI [TV] (UK, 1980-88); YOUNG ONES, THE [TV] (UK, 1982-84); GEORGE AND MILDRED [TV] (UK, 1976-79); RISING DAMP [TV] (UK, 1974-78); SHELLEY [TV] (UK, 1979-1992); AGONY [TV] (UK, 1979-81) More info
Television / Michael Winship
New York: Random House, c1988.
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
London: British Film Institute, 2005.
Call No: 732.2 MIL Author: Brett Mills Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2005 Subject: SITUATION COMEDY; GENRES; KATH AND KIM [TV] (AT, 2002-); COSBY SHOW, THE [TV] (US, 1984-92); OFFICE, THE [TV] (UK, 2001); WILL AND GRACE Summary: Despite its global reach, longstanding popularity, and immense profitability, sitcom has been repeatedly neglected in theoretical work on television and media. This book demonstrates that this lack sorely needs to be addressed by dragging analysis of sitcom up to date, with a wealth of contemporary examples, a range of new approaches to the genre, and examination of the roles sitcom and comedy play within society…With specific case studies on Will and Grace, The Office and The Cosby Show, as well as analysis of a broad range of contemporary and historical examples throughout, this book will be of interest to students of sitcom and comedy, as well as those of television and popular culture. [Taken from back cover.] ISBN: 1844570886 More info
Television writing : the ground rules of series, serials and sitcom / Linda Aronson
North Ryde, N.S.W.: Australian Film, Television and Radio School, 2000.
Call No: 224 ARO Author: Aronson, Linda, 1950 CorpAuthor: Australian Film, Television and Radio School Place: North Ryde, N.S.W. Publisher: Australian Film, Television and Radio School PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: iv, 71 p. : ports. ; 25 cm Subject: AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION; SCRIPTWRITING; SITUATION COMEDY; SIMPSON, ROGER; EDWARDS, JOHN; MASTERS, SUE; DEVENISH, LUKE; SEACHANGE [TV] (AT, 1998-); BREAKERS [TV] (AT, 1998-); BLUE HEELERS [TV] (AT, 1994-) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography ISBN: 1876351101 : $12.95; 1876351101; 1876351101 LON: 21527934 More info
TV : the most popular art / Horace Newcomb
Garden City, New York: Anchor Press, 1974.
Call No: 62 NEW Author: Newcomb, Horace Source: US Place: Garden City, New York Publisher: Anchor Press PubDate: 1974 PhysDes: 272 p. ; 18 cm Subject: SITUATION COMEDY; WESTERNS, TV; THRILLERS, TV; CRIME ON TV; ADVENTURE, TV; SOAP OPERAS. USA; NEWS PROGRAMMES.USA; SPORT ON TV; AESTHETICS Summary: A study of television as a popular artform and as a mass entertainment device. ISBN: 0385036027 Contents: 1. The responses to television -- 2. Situation and domestic comedies: problems, families, and fathers -- 3. Westerns: the television version -- 4. Mysteries: order and authorit -- 5. Doctors and lawyers: counselors and confessors -- 6. Adventure shows: loners, fugitives, and explorers -- 7. Soap opera: approaching the real world -- 8. News, sports, documentary: reality as entertainment -- 9. The new shows -- 10. Toward a television aesthetic More info
The unruly woman : gender and the genres of laughter / by Kathleen Rowe
Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press, 1995.
Call No: 451-025 ROW Author: Rowe, Kathleen, 1947 Edition: 1st ed Place: Austin, Tex. Publisher: University of Texas Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: x, 272 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Series: Texas film studies series Subject: COMEDIENNES; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; COMEDIES; TRANSVESTISM; MELODRAMA; SITUATION COMEDY; CARNIVAL AND THE CINEMA; HEPBURN, KATHARINE; ARNOLD, ROSEANNE; MISS PIGGY; WEST, MAE; STILTE ROND CHRISTINE M., DE (NE, Marleen Gorris, 1982); ROSEANNE [TV] (US, 1988- ); SOME LIKE IT HOT (US, Billy Wilder, 1959); BRINGING UP BABY (US, Howard Hawks, 1938); BALL OF FIRE (US, Howard Hawks, 1942); BORN YESTERDAY (US, George Cukor, 1950); LADY EVE, THE (US, Preston Sturges, 1941); MOONSTRUCK (US, Norman Jewison, 1987); PRETTY WOMAN (US, Garry Marshall, 1990); SHE DONE HIM WRONG (US, Lowell Sherman, 1933); IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (US, Frank Capra, 1934); SYLVIA SCARLETT (US, George Cukor, 1935); GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (US, Howard Hawks, 1953) Summary: Unruly women have been making a spectacle of themselves in film and on television from Mae West to Roseanne Arnold. In this groundbreaking work, Kathleen Rowe explores how the unruly woman - often a voluptuous, noisy, joke-making rebel or "woman on top" - uses humor and excess to undermine patriarchal norms and authority. At the heart of the book are detailed analyses of two highly successful unruly women - the comedian Roseanne Arnold and the Muppet Miss Piggy. Putting these two figures in a deeper cultural perspective, Rowe also examines the evolution of romantic film comedy from the classical Hollywood period to the present, showing how the comedic roles of actresses such as Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, and Marilyn Monroe offered an alternative, empowered image of women that differed sharply from the "suffering heroine" portrayed in classical melodramas; This feminist study of comedy in film and television offers exciting new opportunities for understanding these media. Written with verve and humor, it will be important reading for a wide popular and scholarly audience in mass communications, gender studies, and popular culture Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -260) and index ISBN: 0292790724; 0292770693 (pbk.) LON: 94013656; 10900401 More info