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
Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution : from The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad / Brett Martin
New York: Penguin Books, .
Call No: 734-01 MAR Author: Martin, Brett Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Penguin Books PubDate:  PhysDes: 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm Subject: CRIME DRAMAS; TELEVISION. USA; CABLE TV. USA; HBO; BREAKING BAD [TV] (US, 2008-); DEADWOOD [TV] (US, 2004); SHIELD, THE [TV] (US, 2002-); SOPRANOS, THE [TV] (US, 1999-); WIRE, THE [TV] (US, David Simon, 2002) Summary: "In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began an unprecedented transformation. While the networks continued to chase the lowest common denominator, a wave of new shows on cable channels dramatically stretched television's narrative inventiveness, emotional resonance, and artistic ambition. Combining deep reportage with cultural analysis and historical context, Brett Martin recounts the rise and inner workings of a genre that represents not only a new golden age for TV, but also a cultural watershed." - taken from back cover. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-295) and index. ISBN: 9780143125693 Contents: Prologue -- Part One: Previously On -- One. In This Maligned Medium -- Two. Which Films? -- Three. A Great Notion -- Four. Should We Do This? Can We Do This? -- Part Two: The Beast in He -- Five. Difficult Men -- Six. The Arguer -- Seven. The Magic Hubig's -- Eight. Being The Boss -- Nine. A Big Piece Of Equipment -- Ten. Have A Take. Try Not To Suck -- Part Three: The Inheritors -- Eleven. Shooting The Dog -- Twelve. See You At The Emmys -- Thirteen. The Happiest Room In Hollywood. -- Epilogue More info
Nihilism in film and television : a critical overview from Citizen Kane to The Sopranos / Kevin L. Stoehr
Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company Inc., 2006.
Call No: 626:335.8 STO Author: Stoehr, Kevin L. Edition: 1st ed. Source: US Place: Jefferson, North Carolina Publisher: McFarland & Company Inc. PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: ix, 216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; JORDAN, NEIL; FORD, JOHN; KUBRICK, STANLEY; SOPRANOS, THE [TV] (US, 1999); WAKING LIFE (US, Ricahrd Linklater, 2001); CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); CRYING GAME, THE (UK, Neil Jordan, 1992); CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1971) Summary: "This book explores the idea of nihilism through its appearance in modern popular culture. The author defines and reflects upon nihilism, then explores its manifestation in films and television shows... Finally, the author considers nihilism in terms of the decay of traditional values in the genre of westersm mostly through works of filmmaker John Ford." -- BACK COVER Notes: Formerly CIP.; Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-207) and index ISBN: 0786425474 Donation: Donated by Senses Of Cinema, 2009 Contents: Preface : when nothing matters -- 1. Nietzsche, nihilism, and existentialism -- 2. The nihilistic vision of film noir and The Sopranos -- 3. "The on-going wow" : tuning in to dreams of Waking life -- 4. The ambiguity of horizons : on the nihilism and perspectivism of Citizen Kane -- 5. Through the glass wall : welcoming the stranger in Neil Jordan's The crying game -- 6. When the legends die : John Ford and the fading of traditions and heroes -- 7. Kubrick's nihilistic clockwork -- 8. Nihilism as detached existence 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
Small screen aesthetics : from TV to the Internet / Glen Creeber
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
The Sopranos scriptbook / created by David Chase
London: Channel 4 Books, 2001.
Call No: 79 SOP CHA Author: Chase, David, 1945 Aug. 22- Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Channel 4 Books PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: 254 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: SOPRANOS, THE [TV] (US, 1999-); Chase, David Summary: "This title includes five scripts taken from all three series of "The Sopranos", including the first ever episode and the opening part of the third series. It recounts the lives of the Sopranos, the average, everyday New Jersey mafia family, as well as Tony's psychiatrist and the FBI." - WORLD CAT ISBN: 0752261576 Donation: Megan McMurchy Contents: "The Sopranos" Pilot -- "College" Season 1 -- "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti" Season 1 -- "The Happy Wanderer" Season 2 -- "The Knight in White Satin Armor" Season 2 -- "Proshai, Livushka" Season 3 More info
The Sopranos Sessions / Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall
New York: Abrams Press, 2019.
Call No: 79SOP SEI Author: Seitz, Matt Zoller; Sepinwall, Alan Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Abrams Press PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: 471 pages ; 24 cm Subject: VILLAINS IN FILMS; GANGSTER FILMS; MAFIA IN FILMS; CRITICISM; Chase, David; GANDOLFINI, JAMES; SOPRANOS, THE [TV] (US, 1999); SOPRANOS, THE [TV] (US, 1999-) Summary: "A mobster walked into a psychiatrist's office ... No, it wasn't the start of a joke: it was the start of a program that changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranos launched our current age of prestige television. Television critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the show's debut, they reunite to produce a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode, as well as new interviews with series creator David Chase. They explore the show's artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connection to other cinematic and television classics.
On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist's office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranos launched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, New Jersey's The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show's debut, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors' archival writing on the series, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show's artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics. The Sopranos Sessions has three main sections: essays on each episode; seven new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, covering all seven seasons of The Sopranos; and selections from Seitz and Sepinwall's archival Star-Ledger pieces, including Sepinwall's post-finale interview with Chase, Seitz's profile of James Gandolfini, and Chase's eulogy for the series' star. Whether you're watching The Sopranos for the first time or revisiting it like an old friend, The Sopranos Sessions will give each episode--and the entire series--new insight and context, illuminating, alongside its creator, what it was like to make this show, and making vivid again the memorable moments--Tony grabbing a pillow on the way to see his mother, or Christopher and Paulie Walnuts shivering in the snowy Pine Barrens, or Carmela playing 'American Girl' for Tony in a hospital room--that transformed television."--Libraries Australia Notes: Includes bibliographical references ISBN: 9781419734946 Contents: -- the foreword -- you get what you pay for -- introduction: it goes on and on and on and on -- Recaps -- season one -- season two -- season three -- season four -- season five -- season six --- season seven -- the debate: Don't stop believin' you know exactly what happened at the end of The Sopranos -- The David Chase Sessions -- The morgue -- The eulogies -- acknowledgments -- 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
The TV crime drama / Sue Turnbull
[Edinburgh]: Edinburgh University Press, c2014.
Call No: 734 TUR Author: Turnbull, Sue Source: UK Place: [Edinburgh] Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: vii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm Series: TV genres Subject: ADAPTATIONS. DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN; AUDIENCE RECEPTION; CRIME DRAMAS; CRIME DRAMAS. AUSTRALIA; CRIME ON TV; CRITICISM, TV.; DETECTIVES ON TV; POLICE ON TV; PROGRAMME GENRES; PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF TV; RATINGS. USA; TELEVISION; TELEVISION. UK; TELEVISION. USA; WOMEN ON TV; CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION [TV] (US/CA, 2000-); DRAGNET [TV] (US, 1951-59, 1967-70); HILL STREET BLUES [TV] (US, 1980-87); LAW AND ORDER [TV] (US, 1990-); POLICE STORY: COP KILLER [TV] (US, Larry Shaw, 1988); SOPRANOS, THE [TV] (US, 1999-) Summary: "What are the characteristic features of the crime drama as a television genre? What is the relationship between crime in the real world and the representation of crime on television? What are the merits of TV crime drama as a genre? The TV Crime Drama offers a genealogical account of the television crime drama, from its origins in popular culture of the 19th and 20th century to its most recent manifestations, as a genre enjoying transnational circulation and popularity. Exploring the key features of this genre in terms of format and style, it pays particular attention to the role of the investigators, the police, the private investigators and the specialists in forensic science and psychology, as well as the debates which have circulated about the role and representation of women. Covering classic series such as The Sweeney and Dragnet as well as contemporary crime dramas including The Wire, The Killing and Luther, this book is an essential read for students and scholars in television studies." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-209) and index ISBN: 9780748640874 More info