Seinfeld FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Show About by Nicholas Nigro

By Nicholas Nigro

(FAQ). Is it a exhibit approximately not anything or one of many maximum television sequence of all time? it truly is either, in fact! Seinfeld 's impression on pop culture was once so profound that it keeps to this day-years after it left top time-thanks to its inimitable characters (Newman! Bubble Boy!), its wacky, memorable plots (who can omit "The Contest" or "The Puffy Shirt"?), and the various catchphrases we use frequently (not that there is something fallacious with that). Seinfeld FAQ is the first-ever complete consultant to the sitcom, tracing its direction from modest beginnings to water-cooler-show prestige and to its notorious, love-it-or-hate-it finale. This humor-filled reference tells all approximately Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer, in addition to the opposite unforgettable characters of their international. It good points season-by-season episode reports and a wealth of enjoyable evidence approximately every little thing from the characters' necessarily doomed relationships to their nutrition obsessions and model feel (or lack thereof) in addition to profiles of actors and different notables. vast in scope and but keen about aspect (like the convey itself), this FAQ is key analyzing for somebody who desires to be grasp of the Seinfeld domain.

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Single Season Sitcoms, 1948–1979: A Complete Guide by Bob Leszczak

By Bob Leszczak

This e-book eventually casts a focus on a few short-lived and nearly forgotten sitcoms—those which aired for just one unmarried season. Many books have already been written approximately state of affairs comedies that liked lengthy and storied runs on tv yet this quantity focuses upon the others. Overflowing with clean evidence, interviews, images, and tales, approximately three hundred short-lived sitcoms over a 32 yr span are offered A-to-Z, even if community or syndicated, leading time or Saturday morning.

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The Odd Couple on Stage and Screen: A History with Cast and by Bob Leszczak

By Bob Leszczak

encouraged through the true lifestyles post-divorce reviews of tv comedy author Danny Simon, The ordinary Couple has touched a number of generations of lovers. Playwright Neil Simon decorated his brother Danny’s pseudo-sitcom scenario and created an oil-and-water twosome with memorable characters showcasing the foibles of mankind.
the unique Broadway creation loved a run of 964 performances. the tale of the cohabitation of Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison translated tremendous good to the silver display, after which in 1970 to tv, the place it introduced weekly laughs and mirth to a fair higher viewers for 5 seasons in major time. This thorough background information The peculiar Couple in all its varieties over the many years. It offers tablet biographies of the degree, movie and tv casts and staff, in addition to an episode consultant and a wealth of little-known information.

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Television and the Second Screen: Interactive TV in the age by James Blake

By James Blake

Television is altering nearly past acceptance. within the conflict for shoppers, social media websites, shrewdpermanent telephones and pills became competitors to conventional linear television. although, audiences and manufacturers also are embracing cellular structures to augment television viewing itself. This ebook examines the rising phenomenon of the second one display: the place clients are more and more attractive with content material on monitors at the same time. The perform is remodeling tv into an interactive, participatory and social experience.

James Blake examines interactive tv from 3 the most important angles: viewers motivation and enterprise, advances in television construction and the monetisation of moment display content material. He additionally tracks its evolution by means of bringing jointly interviews with greater than 25 tv pros - around the significant united kingdom channels - together with commissioning editors, electronic administrators, manufacturers and advertisements executives. those exhibit the successes and screw ups of contemporary experiments and the suggestions in moment display projects.

As the second one monitor turns into moment nature for audience and manufacturers, the hazards and possibilities for the way forward for tv are slowly starting to emerge. Television and the second one Screen will supply scholars and students of tv conception, pros and a person with an abiding curiosity in tv and know-how, an available and illuminating consultant to this significant cultural shift.

 

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Father Knows Best (TV Milestones Series) by Mary R. Desjardins

By Mary R. Desjardins

even though the long-lasting tv sequence Father is aware Best (CBS 1954–55; NBC 1955–58; CBS 1958–60) has loved an extended heritage in rerun syndication and an everlasting fan base, it's always remembered as cultural shorthand for 1950s-era conformism and authoritarianism. during this research of Father is aware most sensible, author Mary R. Desjardins examines this system, its acceptance, and its severe place inside of historic, commercial, and favourite contexts to problem oversimplified assumptions in regards to the show’s use of comedy and melodrama in exploring where of relations in mid-twentieth-century American society.

Desjardins starts by means of Father is aware Best inside media and construction contexts, together with its starting place on radio, its position within the heritage of monitor gem stones telefilm creation, and its roots within the backgrounds and artistic philosophies of co-producer Eugene Rodney and star-producer Robert younger. She is going directly to learn the social contexts for the production and reception of the sequence, particularly within the era’s emphasis on kin togetherness, shared parenting by way of either parents, and generational phases of the lifestyles cycle. in contrast historical past, Desjardins additionally discusses numerous Father is aware Best episodes in-depth to contemplate their remedy of conflicts over acceptable gender roles for girls. She concludes through exploring how the sequence’ forged participated in reevaluations of the Anderson family’s that means with regards to “real households” of the fifties, via tv specials, speak express appearances, journal and e-book interviews, and documentaries.

Blending melodrama and comedy, naturalistic appearing, and stylized cinematic visuals, Father understands most sensible dramatized ideological tensions within the commonest events dealing with the yankee relations. students of mid-century American pop culture and movie background in addition to enthusiasts of the express will get pleasure from Desjardin’s measured analysis.

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British Television Drama: A History by Lez Cooke

By Lez Cooke

This widely-respected background of British tv drama is an crucial advisor to the numerous advancements within the sector; from its beginnings at the BBC within the Nineteen Thirties and 40s to its place within the twenty-first century, as tv enters a multichannel electronic period. Embracing the total spectrum of tv drama, Lez Cooke areas programmes of their social, political and industrial
contexts, and surveys the most important dramas, writers, manufacturers and directors.

Thoroughly revised and up-to-date, this moment variation contains new pictures and case stories, new fabric on British tv drama prior to 1936, an improved bibliography and a considerable new bankruptcy that explores the renaissance within the caliber, kind and social ambition of tv drama in Britain seeing that 2002. complete and available, this booklet could be of price to anyone
interested within the wealthy background of British tv and sleek drama.

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Research in Media Promotion (Routledge Communication Series) by Susan Tyler Eastman

By Susan Tyler Eastman

Eastman has assembled this exemplary quantity to focus on media merchandising and to check present learn at the advertising of tv and radio courses. The experiences incorporated right here discover a variety of different types of advertising and use greatly differing equipment and methods, supplying a accomplished evaluation of promoting study actions. Chapters contain wide literature stories, unique study, and dialogue of analysis questions for next examine.

Research in Media Promotion serves as a benchmark for the present nation of advertising learn and conception, and establishes the position of advertising as a main issue affecting viewers dimension. acceptable for coursework and research in programming, advertising and marketing, learn tools, administration, and tactics and practices, this quantity deals time table goods for destiny research and is bound to stimulate new study ideas.

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The MXF Book: An Introduction to the Material eXchange by Nick Wells,Oliver Morgan,Jim Wilkinson,Bruce Devlin

By Nick Wells,Oliver Morgan,Jim Wilkinson,Bruce Devlin

Written through a most sensible workforce of execs, this must-have advisor will introduce you to every little thing you will have to understand approximately MXF. The MXF ebook introduces and explains the MXF common and is helping engineers write MXF purposes. The ebook additionally explains the explanations in the back of many information of the specification documents.

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A Reference Guide to Television’s Bonanza: Episodes, by Bruce R. Leiby,Linda F. Leiby

By Bruce R. Leiby,Linda F. Leiby

Bonanza aired on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January sixteen, 1973, enjoying to 480,000,000 audience in over ninety seven nations. It used to be the second one longest operating western sequence, exceeded basically via Gunsmoke, and maintains to supply healthy leisure to outdated and new fanatics through syndication. This booklet offers an in-depth chronicle of the sequence and its stars. A historical past of the convey from its inception to the present made-for-television video clips is supplied, and an episode advisor contains a synopsis of every express and lists such information because the major characters of every episode and the actors who portrayed them, the dates they stayed with the express, date and time of unique broadcast, author, director, manufacturer, govt manufacturer, and helping solid. additionally supplied are personality sketches for every of the key ordinary characters, occupation biographies of Lorne eco-friendly, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, and Michael Landon, short biographical sketches of the aiding solid, a discography of recordings of the Bonanza subject and recordings of the 4 significant stars, and knowledge on Bonanza tv movies.

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On The Buses - The Complete Story by Craig Walker

By Craig Walker

at the Buses used to be a vintage British state of affairs comedy, created by means of Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, which ran for seven sequence from 1969 to 1973, and brought a bunch of much-loved memorable characters. The sequence the ups and downs of lifestyles at the buses as portrayed by way of paintings shy-busmen, Stan Butler (played by way of Reg Varney) and his mate Jack Harper (Bob furnish) as they invented new scams to finish up their lengthy affliction boss, inspector Cyril Blakey Blake (Stephen Lewis). This booklet tells the entire 'On The Buses' tale from its inception via to the 3 spin-off function motion pictures it spawned. It comprises information of forged, group, destinations and the various recognized faces and trap words which made-up essentially the most well known sitcoms ever to seem on our television displays. at the Buses aired in an period the place leisure used to be unrestrained through politically right principles yet hilarious scripts and caliber appearing assured the sequence a legion of unswerving lovers all over the world. This e-book is a must-have for a person drawn to studying extra approximately at the Buses an instance of British sitcom at its best.

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