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University of Texas Press
Beautiful TV: The Art and Argument of Ally Mcbeal

Beautiful TV: The Art and Argument of Ally Mcbeal

by Greg M. Smith
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ISBN-13: 9780292716438
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Greg M. Smith is Associate Professor in the Moving Images Studies Program of the Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Why Ally?
  • Aesthetics
    • 1. Practical Music, Personal Fantasy: Creating a Community of Song in Ally McBeal
    • 2. Getting into Ally's Head: Special Effects, Imagination, and the Voice of Doubt
  • Narration and Argument
    • 3. Redeeming Ally: Seriality and the Character Network
    • 4. "Is It Possible to Love Somebody Only Two Days?": Guest Stars and Eccentricity
    • 5. Victim of Love: Ally McBeal and the Politics of Protection
  • Afterword
  • Episode List
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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