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The Resource Television : a biography, David Thomson

Television : a biography, David Thomson

Label
Television : a biography
Title
Television
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
David Thomson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A critical history of the first six decades of the television era traces television's evolution from an immobile piece of furniture with limited sponsored programming to a diverse, on-demand content provider. In just a few years, what used to be an immobile piece of living room furniture, which one had to sit in front of at appointed times in order to watch sponsored programming on a finite number of channels, morphed into a glowing cloud of screens with access to a near-endless supply of content available when and how viewers want it. With this phenomenon now a common cultural theme, this book delivers a critical history, or biography of the six-decade television era, will be a significant event which could not be more timely. With this book, the critic and film historian who wrote what Sight and Sound's readers called the most important film book of the last 50 years has finally turned his unique powers of observation to the medium that has swallowed film whole
Summary
A critical history of the first six decades of the television era, written by the acclaimed film critic and author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, traces television's evolution from an immobile piece of furniture with limited sponsored programming to a diverse, on-demand content provider
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10530279
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, David
Dewey number
791.45
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television
  • Television broadcasting
  • Television broadcasting
Target audience
adult
Label
Television : a biography, David Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The elephant in the room? -- Part one: The medium -- Buy the numbers -- Where are you going, fugitive? -- Norma's sessions -- Oh, Donna! -- Gently "on": a new age of television people -- The sit and the situation -- Commercials -- Wasteland -- Is that an oasis? -- Part two: The messages -- A play, for today? -- Talking heads -- Policeman, save my life -- The news, or Isn't there anyone? -- Women, wives, and wonderers -- The loneliness of the role model -- Mr. President -- Live? -- Documentary? -- Long form -- Laugh on/laugh off -- Eternally on
Control code
000058890000
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
412 pages
Isbn
9780500519165
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)940361929
Label
Television : a biography, David Thomson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The elephant in the room? -- Part one: The medium -- Buy the numbers -- Where are you going, fugitive? -- Norma's sessions -- Oh, Donna! -- Gently "on": a new age of television people -- The sit and the situation -- Commercials -- Wasteland -- Is that an oasis? -- Part two: The messages -- A play, for today? -- Talking heads -- Policeman, save my life -- The news, or Isn't there anyone? -- Women, wives, and wonderers -- The loneliness of the role model -- Mr. President -- Live? -- Documentary? -- Long form -- Laugh on/laugh off -- Eternally on
Control code
000058890000
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
412 pages
Isbn
9780500519165
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)940361929

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