Amusing Ourselves to Death
Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Paperback ISBN: 014303653x
Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary edition of the classic critique of the influence of the mass media on a democratic society. Reprint.
The Deliberate Manufacturing of Falsehood and What It Is Doing to Our Lives
Hardcover ISBN: 155972014x
Argues that Americans are using entertainment to avoid facing our country's complex problems, and looks at how television is used to create unreality
How to Archer
The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written
Paperback ISBN: 0062066315
Lying is like 95% of what I do. But believe me: in this book, Ill let you know exactly how to become a master spy just like me. Obviously, you wont be as good at it as I am, but thats because youre you, and Im Sterling Archer. I know, I know, it sucks not being me. But dont beat yourself up about it, because Im going to show you all the good stuffwhat to wear; what to drink; how to seduce women (and, when necessary, men); how to beat up men (and, when necessary, women); how to tell the difference between call girls and hookers (hint: when theyre dead, theyre just hookers) and everything about weapons, secret devices, lying ex-girlfriends, and turtlenecks. In a word? How to Archer.
I Love Lucy Book
Including a Revised, Expanded, and Updated Version of Lucy & Ricky & Fred & Ethel
Paperback ISBN: 0385190336
Traces the history of the popular comedy series, offers plot summaries for all 179 episodes, and shares behind-the-scenes information about the show
Those Guys Have All the Fun
Inside the World of ESPN
Paperback ISBN: 031604301x
It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut. Today, ESPN is arguably the most successful network in modern television history, spanning eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. But the inside story of its rise has never been fully told-until now. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras. Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success-as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.
Establishing Your Career in Film & Television Production
Paperback ISBN: 1557835845
A life in the movies has been an American dream for a century. Many people dream of becoming Hollywood professionals, but either aim too high (by trying to produce their own feature film) or too low (by hanging around restaurants frequented by movie stars) and end up frustrated. Wouldn't it be great if someone who knew what to do, someone who had achieved acclaim in the field, would walk us through the steps to success? At last, here is a book by a seasoned movie and television professional, Emmy winner Sandra Gordon, that is filled with practical, yet highly effective ways to build a career in entertainment. Gordon calls upon her own experience working on the television series PARTY OF FIVE, the movie RUDY and many more. There are many books that teach job-seekers how to write resumes or ace interviews, but not many books like ACTION! Uniquely designed for individuals who are interested in a career in the entertainment industry, whether they are recent college graduates or middle-aged career changers, ACTION! takes the formula out of the job-hunting book to the next step, telling its readers not only how to write their resumes, but where to send them, how to keep their jobs once they are hired, and how to advance in their career.
Chicks Dig Time Lords
A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1935234048
In Chicks Digs Time Lords, a host of award-winning female novelists, academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that is Doctor Who, discuss their inventive involvement with the show's fandom and examine why they adore the series. These essays will delight male and female readers alike by delving into the extraordinary aspects of being a female Doctor Who enthusiast. Essays include Carole Barrowman discussing what it was like to grow up with her brother John (including the fact that he's still afraid of shop-window dummies), columnist Jackie Jenkins providing a Bridget Jones' Diary-style memoir of working on Doctor Who Magazine, novelist Lloyd Rose analyzing Rose's changes between the ninth and tenth Doctors and much more. Other contributors include Elizabeth Bear (Jenny Casey), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Mary Robinette Kowal (Shades of Milk and Honey), Jody Lynn Nye (Mythology series), Kate Orman (Seeing I), and Catherynne M. Valente (The Orphan's Tales). Also featured is a comic from the Torchwood Babiez creators, plus interviews with Doctor Who companions India Fisher (Charley) and Sophie Aldred (Ace).
Soap Opera Divas Paper Dolls
Paperback ISBN: 0486462226
Soap opera fans and paper doll collectors will thrill to this all-star tribute to daytime television's brightest stars. Sixteen lovely figures, paired with custom-made costumes, include Susan Lucci, Deidre Hall, Kelly Monaco, Victoria Wyndham, Eileen Fulton, Linda Dano, Debbie Morgan, Jeanne Cooper, Ruth Warrick, Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, and more.