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Epic Television Miniseries

Author : John De Vito
ISBN : 9780786457335
Genre : Performing Arts
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To paraphrase silent movie queen Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder's classic 1950 film Sunset Boulevard, "The epic miniseries are big! It's television that got small!" This is especially true when one compares such iconic epic miniseries as Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), Roots (1977), Holocaust (1978), Shogun (1980), The Winds of War (1983), War and Remembrance (1988-89) and Angels in America (2003) to today's ordinary television programming. This work traces the historical trajectory of the epic miniseries and delves into the character archetypes and themes that recur in the genre, giving close critical attention to more than 40 miniseries. A filmography is included.
Category: Performing Arts

The Classic Serial On Television And Radio

Author : Robert Giddings
ISBN : 9780230596290
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 43.27 MB
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The classic serial, invented by BBC Radio Drama sixty years ago, survived and adapted itself to television, the arrival of colour and the global market in what has become a flood of classics with all channels competing for ratings and overseas sales. This richly detailed book traces these developments and analyses the genre's response to social, economic, technical and cultural changes, which have re-shaped it into the form we recognise today. The book contains considerable interview material with performers and media professionals.
Category: Literary Criticism

International Who S Who Of Authors And Writers 2004

Author : Europa Publications
ISBN : 1857431790
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Accurate and reliable biographical information essential to anyone interested in the world of literature TheInternational Who's Who of Authors and Writersoffers invaluable information on the personalities and organizations of the literary world, including many up-and-coming writers as well as established names. With over 8,000 entries, this updated edition features: * Concise biographical information on novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics * Biographical details of established writers as well as those who have recently risen to prominence * Entries detailing career, works published, literary awards and prizes, membership, and contact addresses where available * An extensive listing of major international literary awards and prizes, and winners of those prizes * A directory of major literary organizations and literary agents * A listing of members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Books Out Loud

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ISBN : UOM:49015003120145
Genre : Audiobooks
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Subject Collections

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ISBN : UOM:39015021459931
Genre : Library resources
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Category: Library resources

Bookseller

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ISBN : UOM:39015036931114
Genre : Bibliography
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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.
Category: Bibliography

The Critic As Amateur

Author : Saikat Majumdar
ISBN : 9781501341427
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Can the criticism of literature and culture ever be completely professionalized? Does criticism retain an amateur impulse even after it evolves into a highly specialized discipline enshrined in the university? The Critic as Amateur brings leading and emerging scholars together to explore the role of amateurism in literary studies. While untrained reading has always been central to arenas beyond the academy – book clubs, libraries, used bookstores – its role in the making of professional criticism is often disavowed or dismissed. This volume, the first on the critic as amateur, restores the links between expertise, autodidactic learning and hobbyist pleasure by weaving literary criticism in and out of the university. Our contributors take criticism to the airwaves, through the culture of early cinema, the small press, the undergraduate classroom and extracurricular writing groups. Canonical critics are considered alongside feminist publishers and queer intellectuals. The Critic as Amateur is a vital book for readers invested in the disciplinary history of literary studies and the public role of the humanities. It is also a crucial resource for anyone interested in how literary criticism becomes a richly diverse yet shared discourse in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Art Of Screen Adaptation

Author : Alistair Owen
ISBN : 9780857302281
Genre : Performing Arts
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'If you decide to adapt a classic or much-loved book, your working maxim should be, 'How will it work best as a film?' However faithful it is to the original, if it's not interesting onscreen then you've failed.' - William Boyd in Story and Character: Interviews with British Screenwriters Hollywood. Netflix. Amazon. BBC. Producers and audiences are hungrier than ever for stories, and a lot of those stories begin life as a book - but how exactly do you transfer a story from the page to the screen? Do adaptations use the same creative gears as original screenplays? Does a true story give a project more weight than a fictional one? Is it helpful to have the original author's input on the script? And how much pressure is the screenwriter under, knowing they won't be able to please everyone with the finished product? Alistair Owen puts all these questions and many more to some of the top names in screenwriting, including Hossein Amini (Drive), Jeremy Brock (The Last King of Scotland), Moira Buffini (Jane Eyre), Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl), Andrew Davies (War & Peace), Christopher Hampton (Atonement), David Hare (The Hours), Olivia Hetreed (Girl with a Pearl Earring), Nick Hornby (An Education), Deborah Moggach (Pride & Prejudice), David Nicholls (Patrick Melrose) and Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None). Exploring fiction and nonfiction projects, contemporary and classic books, films and TV series, The Art of Screen Adaptation reveals the challenges and pleasures of reimagining stories for cinema and television, and provides a frank and fascinating masterclass with the writers who have done it - and have the awards and acclaim to show for it. ------------------------ Praise for Alistair Owen 'A fascinating, insightful collection' - Independent on Sunday on Story and Character 'Owen's thorough research and penetrating questions are what make Story and Character... the conversation is hilarious as well as informative, and budding screenwriters should pay close attention to extraordinary nuggets' - Guardian on Story and Character
Category: Performing Arts

Wireless World

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ISBN : UIUC:30112032449529
Genre : Radio
File Size : 75.34 MB
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Category: Radio

Bbc London Calling

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ISBN : MINN:31951001456713G
Genre : Radio broadcasting
File Size : 38.11 MB
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Category: Radio broadcasting

Tribune

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114619286
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The Listener

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007794782
Genre : Radio addresses, debates, etc
File Size : 45.71 MB
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Category: Radio addresses, debates, etc

Radio Times

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ISBN : MINN:319510028012561
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The Writers Directory 2005

Author : Miranda H. Ferrara
ISBN : 1558625283
Genre : Authors, American
File Size : 39.25 MB
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London Calling

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ISBN : UVA:X001002347
Genre : Radio broadcasting
File Size : 90.67 MB
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Category: Radio broadcasting

National Union Catalog

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ISBN : WISC:89015288228
Genre : Union catalogs
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.
Category: Union catalogs

Kpfa Folio

Author : KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.)
ISBN : UCAL:B3039348
Genre : Radio
File Size : 69.15 MB
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Category: Radio