In 1990, American television experienced a seismic shift when Twin Peaks premiered, eschewing formulaic plots and clear lines between heroes and villains. This game-changing series inspired a generation of show creators to experiment artistically, transforming the small screen in ways that endure to this day.
Focusing on six shows (Twin Peaks, with a critical analysis of both the original series and the 2017 return; The Wire; Treme; The Sopranos; Mad Men; and Girls), Television Rewired explores what made these programs so extraordinary. As their writers and producers fought against canned plots and moral simplicity, they participated in the evolution of the exhilarating new auteur television while underscoring the fact that art and entertainment don't have to be mutually exclusive. Nochimson also makes provocative distinctions between true auteur television and shows that were inspired by the freedom of the auteur series but nonetheless remained entrenched within the parameters of formula. Providing opportunities for vigorous discussion, Television Rewired will stimulate debates about which of the new television series since 1990 constitute “art” and which are tweaked “business-driven storytelling.”
Addresses the differences in visual and narrative strategies between Hollywood-influenced movies and international cinema
Highlights key words within the text and provides a comprehensive glossary of critical vocabulary for film studies
Each chapter includes in-depth case studies of individual films and directors, cultural and historical context, selected filmographies, and ideas for projects, essays, and further research
Express Delivery: Between Tuesday 3rd March - Friday 6th March Standard Delivery: Between Wednesday 4th March - Wednesday 18th March Express Delivery: Between Friday 6th March - Tuesday 10th March Standard Delivery: Between Monday 9th March - Friday 20th March Express Delivery: Between Monday 9th March - Thursday 12th March Standard Delivery: Between Tuesday 10th March - Tuesday 24th March Express Delivery: Between Monday 9th March - Monday 23rd March Standard Delivery: Between Tuesday 10th March - Thursday 2nd April Express Delivery: Between Wednesday 11th March - Tuesday 17th March Standard Delivery: Between Thursday 12th March - Friday 27th March Express Delivery: Between Standard Delivery: Between