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Essays explore many aspects of the teen detective series, including Veronica Mars and vintage television; the search for the mother; fatherhood; how the show relates to the classical Greek paradigm; feminist anger and vigilante justice; the anti-hero's journey; the intergenerational audience; rape narrative and meaning; and television fandom, among others.
The award-winning television series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999) has been described as the smartest, funniest show in America, and forever changed the way we watch movies. The series featured a human host and a pair of robotic puppets who, while being subjected to some of the worst films ever made, provided ongoing hilarious and insightful commentary in a style popularly known as riffing. These essays represent the first full-length scholarly analysis of Mystery Science Theater 3000--MST3K--which blossomed from humble beginnings as a Minnesota public-access television into a cultural phenomenon on two major cable networks. Included are interviews with series creator Joel Hodgson and cast members Kevin Murphy and Trace Beaulieu.
Aspiring writers often ask how they can break into the television writing business. Meyers believes that the answer can be found by asking why people become television writers and what makes them successful. Inside the TV Writer's Room reveals these insights and much more. This volume, a collection of interviews with some of today's top episodic writers arranged in a roundtable format, explores the artists drive to express how the writers honed their creativity, and what compromises they have made to pursue their craft both before and after finding success. Each chapter's topic is distilled into a practical lesson for both professionals and aspirants to heed if they wish to find or maintain success in writing for television. The book includes such leading entertainment writers and producers as Neal Baer, executive producer of the NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Tim King of the groundbreaking hit Heroes, Peter Lenkov of 24 and CSI: New York, and Shawn Ryan, creator of the acclaimed series The Shield. Individual writers discuss the struggle to balance artistic fulfillment with the realities of commerce, and how they inject an original voice into a show that is often not their own creation.
Squire: What's this? 'Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Lemuel Gulliver'? Francis: Gulliver's Travels, my lord. Squire: Ah, the Reverend Swift! Splendid story. Big people and little people. Steward: Very well-known, sir. Francis: My lord, to be frank, it's not only a matter of big and little. There are things about it, sir, words are spoken, certain actions performed that... Squire: Perform it now. For our pleasure. Or Henry here will - how would you put it, Steward? Steward: Dance from the end of a rope, sir. England 1727. Landed power and summary justice. A troupe of travelling players is commanded to put on a show. If they fail to please, one of their number will die. In the shadow of the gallows, they perform Swift's masterpiece. But how can the reckless and uproarious satire of Gulliver ever satisfy the powerful and move them to mercy? 'This play, the latest adaptation of the book, is also the most successful.' Heinz Kosok: The Captain's Ultimate Island: Gulliver's Travels on the Stage.
At long last, this is the definitive Wet Hot American Summer book fans have been clamoring for! Screenwriters David Wain and Michael Showalter take pen to page and create a hilarious, behind-the-scenes annotated version of the original screenplay that launched a thousand Halloween costumes. They provide commentary on and insight into how and why they made the artistic decisions they did while writing and filming the movie that went on to become a true cult classic, as well as an ongoing Netflix series. The book will also feature reproduced ephemera from filming-photos, original (and scathing) reviews, AIM chat conversations, marked up script pages, and so much more. Written and curated by Wain and Showalter, this will be the must-have guide to all things Wet Hot.
Sixteen TV soundtracks of the award-winning TV show collected together for the first time, starring David Jason as ambitious market trader Del Boy Trotter, and Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother Rodney Trotter. For 15 years, the brothers of 'Trotters Independent Traders PLC' have entertained us both with Del's extreme optimism and scams and, quite simply, Rodney's reactions upon hearing those scams. Now sixteen classic soundtracks from one of the funniest comedy programmes of all time are brought together in audio. So don't be a plonker, do yourself a favour and get your hands on this little beauty. Episodes: The Long Legs of the Law The Yellow Peril A Losing Streak No Greater Love Yesterday Never Comes May the Force Be With You Wanted Thicker Than Water Homesick Healthy Competition Strained Relations Hole in One It's Only Rock and Roll Sleeping Dogs Lie Watching the Girls Go By Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Duration: 7 hours 20 minutes
Sue Johnston, John Hannah and Eddie Marsan are among the stars of this spellbinding, hilarious and uplifting comedy drama. Set entirely at a series of weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, these 13 episodes also feature Rebecca Front, Paul Kaye, Julia Deakin and Samantha Bond. Love in Recovery follows the lives of five very different recovering alcoholics. Eddie Marsan is Andy, the sweet but simple group leader. Sue Johnston is Julie, who's been known to have the odd relapse here and there, and everywhere. John Hannah is Simon, a snide journalist with a big secret. Rebecca Front is the snobby and guarded Fiona, who used to be a banker who had it all, and then lost the lot. Paul Kaye is Danno, a dodgy geezer with no front teeth, but a lot of heart. During the course of two series and a special Christmas episode, we hear them get to know each other, get on each other's nerves, laugh, argue, fall apart, fall in love and, most importantly, tell their stories. Written and created by Pete Jackson, Love in Recovery is inspired by his own road to recovery. Duration: 5 hours approx
Cornwall, 1790. Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life. Accused of wrecking two ships, he is to stand trial at the Bodmin Assizes. Despite their stormy married life, Demelza has tried to rally support for her husband. But there are plenty of enemies who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not least the powerful banker George Warleggan, whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense.