Download E-books Cable Guys: Television and Masculinities in the 21st Century PDF

By Amanda D. Lotz

From the meth-dealing yet committed kin guy Walter White of AMC’s Breaking Bad, to the part-time basketball trainer, part-time gigolo Ray Drecker of HBO’s Hung, depictions of male characters confused through societal expectancies of guys and concerned approximately altering American masculinity became usual around the tv panorama. attractive with a large choice of exhibits, together with The League, Dexter, and Nip/Tuck, between many others, Amanda D. Lotz identifies the sluggish incorporation of second-wave feminism into triumphing gender norms because the catalyst for the contested masculinities on exhibit in modern cable dramas.

Examining the emergence of “male-centered serials” equivalent to The Shield, Rescue Me, and Sons of Anarchy and the demanding situations those characters face in negotiating glossy masculinities, Lotz analyzes how those exhibits mix feminist techniques to fatherhood and marriage with extra conventional buildings of masculine id that emphasize men’s position as services. She explores the dynamics of shut male friendships either in teams, as in Entourage and Men of a definite Age, in which characters try out the bounds among the homosocial and gay of their relationships with one another, and within the dyadic intimacy depicted in Boston Legal and Scrubs. Cable Guys presents a far wanted check out the under-considered topic of the way structures of masculinity proceed to adapt on television.

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Download E-books Stephen J. Cannell Television Productions: A History of All Series and Pilots PDF

By Jon Abbott

For two decades, Stephen J. Cannell used to be within the hero enterprise. or maybe, the anti-hero enterprise. regardless of the case, his heroes have been at the part of the marginally tarnished angels. in the course of the past due Nineteen Seventies and early Nineteen Eighties, Cannell was once the only such a lot influential determine in populist action/adventure tv. His sequence variety from the shrewdpermanent, wry humor of The Rockford records to the comic-book exploits of The A-Team. Inbetween, he has created, co-created, and overseen such productions because the pacifist yet macho conflict sequence Black Sheep Squadron, super-hero spoof the best American Hero, the seashore boy bromance Riptide, the outrageous vigilante convey Hardcastle and McCormick, and the Eastwood-inspired anti-cop convey Hunter. within the overdue '80s, he produced the seriously acclaimed 21, bounce road, and the quietly bad, grim, darkish mob convey Wiseguy.

In the Seventies, his marriage of B-western plots and values to the post-Watergate cynicism of Nineteen Seventies cinema refreshed pop culture, drawing from issues explored and avenues opened through Robert Altman and Clint Eastwood, probably the 2 so much influential film-makers of the interval. His figuring out, self-parodic method of a drained and weary action/adventure style permeated all of yank tv during the Nineteen Eighties, and lots more and plenty cinema thereafter.

On the outside, Cannell's heroes are conventional conservative icons of Hollywood fable, law enforcement officials, judges, vigilantes, army males, difficult guys--but also they are renegades and rebels, person malcontents at odds with the injustices of the area. And regardless of generating indicates that includes good-looking yet incorrect male heroes (or possibly as a result of it), his indicates have been phenomenally well-liked by the feminine viewers in addition to the meant males, showing a lovely innovative angle in the direction of girls either in entrance of, and in the back of the camera.

This ebook discusses intimately the courses of this writer-producer (and occasionally director and actor), and lists each episode of his Seventies and Nineteen Eighties sequence, with storylines and author, director, and solid credit for 22 exhibits. With huge charges and learn, it discusses Cannel's equipment of operating, his critics, his ordinary issues and obsessions, and his successes and screw ups, and contains exposure fabrics, info on unsold pilots, and a four-page bibliography and ten pages of assets and quotations to help the author's observations and critiques. each assertion is subsidized up by means of cross-referencing a number of examples not just of particular episodes of Cannell exhibits, yet different manufacturers' sequence to boot. there's a 38 web page index.

Shows lined: The Rockford records; Baretta; urban of Angels; Black Sheep Squadron; Richie Brockelman; The Duke; Stone; Tenspeed and Brownshoe; the best American Hero; the hunt; The A-Team; Hardcastle and McCormick; Rousters; Riptide; Hunter; Stingray; The final Precinct; 21, bounce highway; Wiseguy; J.J. Starbuck; Sonny Spoon; Unsub; plus: unsold pilots; The Wrap-Up; resources of quotations; bibliography; index (all featured sequence comprise episode listings).

"Outstanding" (e-mail to publishers, Cannell Entertainment)

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Download E-books The Smallville Chronicles: Critical Essays on the Television Series PDF

In 2001, another version of the Superman comedian ebook got here to tv. Lasting 10 seasons, Smallville took the conventional Superman tale and grew to become it into an American teenager motion drama approximately Clark Kent's lifestyles at excessive school―before he donned the well-known blue tights and pink cape. rather than depicting Superman's clashes with criminals in city, the convey enthusiastic about how Clark first constructed his powers and realized to deal with ladies, institution, and teen angst. even supposing mostly missed via critics and derided by means of Superman lovers who looked it as too some distance a departure from the comedian booklet canon, Smallville still endeared a complete new iteration of audience. The atmosphere, variety, narrative, and forged of fresh-faced actors steered that the Superman tale was once not just prepared for a makeover but in addition nonetheless correct for a post-9/11 American audience.

In The Smallville Chronicles: severe Essays at the tv Series, students research the a number of narratives of the Smallville universe. Addressing matters with regards to gender, sexuality, nationwide identification, fantasy, heritage, and politics, those essays discover how the sequence makes use of the Superman tale to touch upon modern social matters. extra essays examine the advanced courting the show's viewers has with the characters via running a blog, fan fiction, visits to filming destinations, and the construction of websites.

As the 1st book-length examine in particular interested by the Smallville tv sequence, this assortment is a wonderful textual content for experiences in technology fiction, fandom, and teenage tv scholarship, and it'll even have basic attract lovers of the express.

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Download E-books European Cinemas in the Television Age PDF

European Cinemas within the tv Age is a thorough try and reconsider the post-war historical past of ecu cinemas. The authors strategy the topic from the viewpoint of television's impression at the tradition of cinema's construction, distribution, intake and reception. therefore they point out a brand new course for the controversy in regards to the way forward for cinema in Europe. In each ecu kingdom tv has reworked financial, technological and aesthetic phrases during which the method of cinema construction have been carried out. Television's starting to be attractiveness has enormously reshaped cinema's audiences and compelled governments to introduce rules to manage the interplay among cinema and tv within the altering and dynamic audio-visual surroundings. it's cinematic feedback, which was once slowest in coming to phrases with the presence of tv and as a result so much instrumental in perpetuating the view of cinema as an remoted item of aesthetic, serious and educational inquiry. the popularity of the impression of tv upon eu cinemas bargains a extra genuine and richer photo of cinemas in Europe, that are a part of the complicated audiovisual matrix together with tv and new media.

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Download E-books The Real Life Downton Abbey: How Life Was Really Lived in Stately Homes a Century Ago PDF

By Jacky Hyams

Fans of Julian Fellowes' hit show can step back 100 years to the realm of the pampered, privileged higher sessions and check out precisely what is going on in the back of the magisterial doorways in their favourite stately home
Using the characters and surroundings of the preferred tv express as some degree of reference for the reader, this can be a closer look on the Edwardian period. They have been the great wealthy in their instances, pampered past belief—the early twentieth century Edwardian gentry, who lived like superstars, their each hope or want catered to by means of a military of butlers, servants, footmen, housekeepers, and grooms. Class, funds, inheritance, luxurious, and snobbery ruled each element of the lives of the higher crust Edwardian family. While lower than stairs the workers inhabited a totally diverse global, their very lives depending on servicing the wealthy, pandering to their masters' each whim, and rubbing shoulders with wealth and privilege. whereas aware about the main intimate and darkest secrets and techniques in their masters, they faced wreck and disgrace in the event that they ventured to make the smallest step open air the bounds in their class-ridden global. From manners and morals to etiquette and magnificence, this e-book opens the doorways to the truth of the period behind TV's favourite stately home.

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Download E-books 24: The House Special Subcommittee's Findings at CTU PDF

By Marc Cerasini, Alice Alfonsi

final season, CIA agent Jack Bauer, performed through Golden Globe award-winning actor Keifer Sutherland, had us glued to our TVs and cursing the time clock as he exposed a plot to assassinate presidential nominee, David Palmer. With simply 24 hours to spot the killer, Bauer additionally needed to care for the abduction of his spouse and daughter and the life of a mole on the employer.

This season he is at it back, aiding President David Palmer shop l. a. from nuclear ravage.

Lest you're thinking that Jack had a few down time among life-altering reports, try out 24: the home precise Subcommittees Findings at CTU. it is a new ebook supplying a riveting account of Jack's grueling visual appeal prior to our government's such a lot inquiring minds in the course of their probe into alleged wrongdoings at CTU that first fateful 24 hour interval. The testimony from those closed hearings used to be leaked to investigative journalist Marc Cerasini, who then ran with it to writer HarperCollins.

With a number of the most interesting reporting obvious considering the fact that Woodward's assurance of the Pentagon Papers, this booklet includes:

  • Jack Bauer's entire Grand Jury Testimony
  • Press statements from President-elect David Palmer
  • Transcribed debriefings with different key CTU brokers
  • formerly sealed records on Bauer's similar undercover act6ivities
  • The arrest, detainment and delivery files for Victor Drazen
  • Teri Bauer's clinical documents
  • Autopsy studies
  • Campaign finance files
  • Commentary from the Beltway's so much celebrated political pundits
  • Theories as to how and why key avid gamers inside CTU became.

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Download E-books Filled with Glee: The Unauthorized Glee Companion PDF

By Leah Wilson

Is Sue is the real motive force at the back of Glee? who's the genuine alpha male in New instructions? Why will we particularly preserve coming again to Glee week after week?

From its quirky personality insights to its inspirational, humorous, and touching tales from fellow gleeks, Filled with Glee is the appropriate significant other for the fan who can’t get adequate Glee.

Other standout sections include:

• A advisor to assembling a glee membership on your personal tuition or community
• An index of Glee track and musical references, by way of episode
• Biographies of major and visitor actors’ musical theater backgrounds (and the place and whilst they’ve labored jointly before)

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Download E-books Primetime Princess PDF

By Lindy DeKoven

High heels, hijinks, and head honchos in Hollywood

Alexa Ross has risen to the head of the Hollywood boys’ membership. because the vice chairman of comedy improvement at Hawkeye Broadcasting procedure, Alexa has positioned her early years operating as an assistant to Jerry Kellner, her sex-crazed former boss, in the back of her.

However, nepotism lands Jerry a plum spot at HBS…reporting to Alexa! quickly Jerry’s malicious habit is destroying every little thing strong in Alexa’s lifestyles, from the younger pupil she tutors to the romance she inspiration she’d by no means locate. Can Alexa win the conflict for rankings and holiday in the course of the glass ceiling, whether it destroys her—and every little thing she loves?

Sharp, witty, and heartwarming, Primetime Princess is an unforgettable sneak peek into the specific behind-the-scenes drama that happens over the process one television improvement season.

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Download E-books Reading The Sopranos: Hit TV from HBO (Reading Contemporary Television) PDF

By David Lavery

The Sopranos has rewritten the principles of tv drama and altered attitudes towards tv itself. themes explored comprise the intense characterization of Tony Soprano; racism; desires; Dr. Melfi as narratee; Carmela as a feminist; Italian-American womanhood; mafia theatrics; use and abuse of kinfolk values and feudal codes; the HBO model; food's position at the convey; and extra. The e-book positive aspects Lavery's complete consultant to the show's intertextual moments and allusions, a timeline, and personality and episode guides.

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