Storytelling in Film and Television

Storytelling in Film and Television

by Kristin Thompson
     
 

Derided as simple, dismissed as inferior to film, famously characterized as a vast wasteland, television nonetheless exerts an undeniable, apparently inescapable power in our culture. The secret of television's success may well lie in the remarkable narrative complexities underlying its seeming simplicity, complexities Kristin Thompson unmasks in this engaging… See more details below

Overview

Derided as simple, dismissed as inferior to film, famously characterized as a vast wasteland, television nonetheless exerts an undeniable, apparently inescapable power in our culture. The secret of television's success may well lie in the remarkable narrative complexities underlying its seeming simplicity, complexities Kristin Thompson unmasks in this engaging analysis of the narrative workings of television and film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674010871
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Go with the Flow? Analyzing Television

2. What Do They Think They're Doing? Theory and Practice in Screenwriting

3. The Dispersal of Narrative: Adaptations, Sequels, Serials, Spin-offs, and Sagas

4. The Strange Cases of David Lynch

Notes

Index

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