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‘A balance of terror’: Callan (ITV, 1967–72) as an existential thriller for television

Joseph Oldham.

in Paranoid Visions

July 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Television. 10382 words.

This chapter examines Callan (ITV, 1967-72), an early television reworking of the ‘existential’ strand of spy thriller associated with John Le Carré and Len Deighton. It characterises the...

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‘A discreet character?’ Action spaces and architectural specificity in French poetic realist cinema

Ben McCann.

in Screen

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television. 0 words.

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‘A fine and private place’: the cinematic spaces of the London Underground

Charlotte Brunsdon.

in Screen

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television. 8219 words.

This article explores the attraction of underground railways as a setting in film through the detailed analysis of several films from the second half of the ...

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A. J. Raffles and Arsène Lupin in Literature, Theatre, and Film: On the Transnational Adaptations of Popular Fiction (1905–30)

Federico Pagello.

in Adaptation

December 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 7986 words.

As a consequence of the accelerating technological development and the impact of cultural globalisation, the transnational aspects of the process of adaptation have become increasingly...

‘A kind of recreative school for the whole family’: making cinema respectable, 1907–09

Lee Grieveson.

in Screen

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television. 0 words.

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‘A place in London’s future’: A Clockwork Orange, Thamesmead and the urban dystopia of the modernist large-scale plan

Stephen Babish.

in Screen

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television. 8283 words.

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‘A professional’s contest’: procedure and bureaucracy in Special Branch (ITV, 1969–74) and The Sandbaggers (ITV, 1978–80)

Joseph Oldham.

in Paranoid Visions

July 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Television. 9792 words.

This chapter analyses two series which aimed to present a more authentic portrayal of intelligence activity, embracing a new ‘realism’ grounded in documentary detail and procedure. Special...

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“A Stretch of Time”

J. P. Kelly.

in Time in Television Narrative

July 2012; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Television. 5372 words.

A number of series, such as 24, bear the hallmarks of so-called “network time,” namely acceleration and real-time. Although scholars maintain that “network time” is the dominant temporality...

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ABC Sports

Travis Vogan.

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Television. 312 pages.

The American Broadcasting Company division ABC Sports is behind some of network sports television’s most significant practices, personalities, and moments. It created the weekend anthology null...

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ABC’s Wide World of Sports

Travis Vogan.

in ABC Sports

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Television. 12539 words.

Chapter 2 turns to Wide World of Sports, ABC Sports’ signature show and the primary testing ground for its creative approach. The Saturday afternoon anthology possessed a meager budget that...

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Abderrahmane Sissako and the poetics of engaged expatriation

Akin Adesokan.

in Screen

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television. 9616 words.

This essay attempts a preliminary conceptualization of the cinema of Abderrahmane Sissako through his formal treatment of expatriation, intellectualism and genre. The essay recognizes that null...

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Abel Gance

Paul Cuff.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 7562 words.

Although Abel Gance (1889–1981) is now recognized as a major figure of early cinema, he often struggled to find acceptance of his work in established canons of taste. As Jean Epstein wrote...

Absorption and theatricality in the cinema: some thoughts on narrative and spectacle

Richard Rushton.

in Screen

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television. 1824 words.

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An Act of transition: empire and the making of a national British film industry, 1927

Priya Jaikumar.

in Screen

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television. 0 words.

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Acting

Cynthia Baron.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 11973 words.

Perceptions about screen acting have been remarkably polarized: when people give priority to the now-mythical experiment by Soviet filmmaker Lev Kuleshov that is supposed to have shown that...

Action Cinema

James Kendrick.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 8400 words.

A hybrid genre that fuses the moral landscape of the western and the urban settings of film noir and police procedurals, the action film as we know it today is a relatively new genre,...

Ad Magazines, Care of the Self, and New Windows of Opportunity

Michael Keane, Anthony Fung and Albert Moran.

in New Television, Globalisation, and the East Asian Cultural Imagination

February 2007; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Television. 6567 words.

This chapter addresses some of the strategies that producers and networks adopt to offset the tide of audience fragmentation and advertiser apathy. These include advertorials, magazine and...

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Adams, Don

Richard H. Gentile.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Television. 2142 words.

Adams, Don (13 April 1923–25 September 2005), comedian and actor, was born Donald James Yarmy in New York City, the second of the three children of William Yarmy, a restaurant manager, and...

Adams, Douglas Noël (1952–2001), writer

Nick Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literature. 3087 words.

Adams, Douglas Noël (1952–2001), writer, was born on 11 March 1952 at the maternity hospital in Cambridge, the son of Christopher Douglas Adams (d. 1985) and his wife, Janet Dora Sydney, néenull...

Adams [née Campin], Mary Grace Agnes (1898–1984), television producer and programme director

Sally Adams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television. 1168 words.

Adams [née Campin], Mary Grace Agnes (1898–1984), television producer and programme director, was born on 10 March 1898 at Well House Farm, Hermitage, Berkshire, the elder of two daughters...