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The Resource Quality TV : contemporary American television and beyond, edited by Janet McCabe and Kim Akass, (electronic book)

Quality TV : contemporary American television and beyond, edited by Janet McCabe and Kim Akass, (electronic book)

Label
Quality TV : contemporary American television and beyond
Title
Quality TV
Title remainder
contemporary American television and beyond
Statement of responsibility
edited by Janet McCabe and Kim Akass
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dealing primarily with the post-1996 era shaped by digital technologies and defined by consumer choice and brand marketing, this book brings together leading scholars, established journalists and experienced broadcasters working in the field of contemporary television to debate what we currently mean by quality TV. They go deep into contemporary American television fictions, from The Sopranos and The West Wing, to CSI and Lost -- innovative, sometimes controversial, always compelling dramas, which one scholar has described as "now better than the movies!" But how do we understand the emergence of these kinds of fiction? Are they genuinely new? What does quality tv have to tell us about the state of today's television market? And is it quality? Original, often polemic, each chapter proposes new ways of thinking about and defining quality TV. There is a foreword from Robert Thompson, and heated dialogue between British and US television critics. Also included are interviews with W. Snuffy Walden (scored The West Wing among others) and with David Chase (The Sopranos creator)
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
Dewey number
791.45097309051
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.3.U5
LC item number
Q36 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • McCabe, Janet
  • Akass, Kim
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  • Television
  • Television programs
  • Television broadcasting
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
  • USA
Label
Quality TV : contemporary American television and beyond, edited by Janet McCabe and Kim Akass, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Robert J. Thompson -- Introduction : Debating quality / Janet McCabe and Kim Akass -- 'Quality TV' on show / Karen Fricker -- Is quality television any good? generic distinctions, evaluations and the troubling matter of critical judgement / Sarah Cardwell -- Quality TV : a US TV critic's perspective / David Bianculli -- Quality TV drama : estimations and influences through time and space / Robin Nelson -- As seen on TV : women's rights and quality television / Ashley Sayeau -- Sex, swearing and respectability : courting controversy, HBO's original programming and producing quality TV / Janet McCabe and Kim Akass -- Quality control : The daily show, the Peabody and brand discipline / Jimmie L. Reeves, Mark C. Rogers and Michael M. Epstein -- Inside American television drama : quality is not what is produced but what it produces / Peter Dunne -- Quality US TV : a buyer's perspective / Dermot Horan -- CSI : crime scene investigation : Quality, the fifth channel and 'America's finest' / Ian Goode -- The problem of quality television : television schedules, audience demographics and cultural policy in New Zealand / Geoff Lealand -- HBO and the concept of quality TV / Jane Feuer -- Seeing and knowing : reflexivity and quality / Jonathan Bignell -- Quality and creativity in TV : the work of television storytellers / Máire Messenger Davies -- Mark Lawson talks to David Chase / Mark Lawson -- Writing music for quality TV : an interview with W.G. 'Snuffy' Walden / Peter Kaye -- Read any good television lately? television companion books and quality TV / David Lavery -- Lost in transition : from post-network to post-television / Roberta Pearson
Control code
99977943636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 292 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435691780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Quality TV : contemporary American television and beyond, edited by Janet McCabe and Kim Akass, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Robert J. Thompson -- Introduction : Debating quality / Janet McCabe and Kim Akass -- 'Quality TV' on show / Karen Fricker -- Is quality television any good? generic distinctions, evaluations and the troubling matter of critical judgement / Sarah Cardwell -- Quality TV : a US TV critic's perspective / David Bianculli -- Quality TV drama : estimations and influences through time and space / Robin Nelson -- As seen on TV : women's rights and quality television / Ashley Sayeau -- Sex, swearing and respectability : courting controversy, HBO's original programming and producing quality TV / Janet McCabe and Kim Akass -- Quality control : The daily show, the Peabody and brand discipline / Jimmie L. Reeves, Mark C. Rogers and Michael M. Epstein -- Inside American television drama : quality is not what is produced but what it produces / Peter Dunne -- Quality US TV : a buyer's perspective / Dermot Horan -- CSI : crime scene investigation : Quality, the fifth channel and 'America's finest' / Ian Goode -- The problem of quality television : television schedules, audience demographics and cultural policy in New Zealand / Geoff Lealand -- HBO and the concept of quality TV / Jane Feuer -- Seeing and knowing : reflexivity and quality / Jonathan Bignell -- Quality and creativity in TV : the work of television storytellers / Máire Messenger Davies -- Mark Lawson talks to David Chase / Mark Lawson -- Writing music for quality TV : an interview with W.G. 'Snuffy' Walden / Peter Kaye -- Read any good television lately? television companion books and quality TV / David Lavery -- Lost in transition : from post-network to post-television / Roberta Pearson
Control code
99977943636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 292 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435691780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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