CSI

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There are certain films and shows that resonate with audiences everywhere—they generate discussion and debate about everything from gender, class, citizenship and race, to consumerism and social identity. This new ‘teachable canon’ of film and television introduces students to alternative classics that range from silent film to CSI.

  • Since its debut in September 2000, CSI’s...
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Overview

There are certain films and shows that resonate with audiences everywhere—they generate discussion and debate about everything from gender, class, citizenship and race, to consumerism and social identity. This new ‘teachable canon’ of film and television introduces students to alternative classics that range from silent film to CSI.

  • Since its debut in September 2000, CSI’s fusion of cinematic spectacle, forensic pathology and character drama has regularly drawn in tens of millions of viewers around the world
  • This original new study investigates CSI’s cultural importance, both for the media industry and for the criminal justice system itself, exploring its formal and narrative style, and its impact on media culture
  • CSI provides a model for studying how genre, narrative, industry concerns, and the broad 'public life' of a television series contribute to our understanding of the nature and function of contemporary popular television



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Meet the Author

Derek Kompare is an Associate Professor in the Division of Cinema-Television in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. He has taught courses on media and culture, television history, film and television genre, and media globalization. His first book, Rerun Nation: How Repeats Invented American Television (Routledge, 2005) concerned the industrial and cultural history of television reruns, and was runner-up for the 2006 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.


Introduction: Why CSI Matters.


1. Science, Spectacle and Storytelling.


2. What Happens in CSI’s Vegas.


3. Finding Balance.


4. CSI Effects.


Conclusion.


Appendix: CSI Episode Guide, 2000-09.


Notes.


Bibliography.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Haha

    I have never read this book in my whole life but I LOVE CSI so i think its going to be AMAZING!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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