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Shimpach, Shawn

Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero

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Combining an exciting methodology alongside high-interest case studies, Television in Transition offers students of television a guide to a medium that has weathered the challenges of first-run syndication, a multi-channel universe, netlets, major media conglomerates, deregulation, and globalization--all in the space of twenty years.

  • Examines a return in television programming to action narratives with individual (super) heroes intended to navigate this new, international, multi-channel universe

  • Explores how television programming "translates" to new spatial geographies: different nations, cultures, broadcast systems; and different formats, distribution outlets, and screen sizes

  • Looks at the value of a program's "afterlife," the continued circulation, repackaging and repurposing of programming beyond its initial iteration

  • Blends institutional and textual analyses in case studies of Highlander: The Series, Smallville, 24, and Doctor Who

Keywords: programming, multi-channel, television history, narrative, hero, global television

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781444320688
Printed ISBN
9781405185356

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