Transnational television drama : special relations and mutual influence between the US and UK / Elke Weissmann
- Weissmann, Elke
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- x, 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- US and UK television, 1970 to 2010 -- National difference and transnational assimilation -- Transnational aesthetic influences and performance -- The development of a new genre -- Transnational audiences of forensic science drama -- The national in international co-productions -- National fantasies of 'American quality drama.'
- A history of American and British television drama, this book charts how the two production systems have moved closer together since the 1970s: both observe each other to drive innovation, and both continuously turn to each other to find new markets and new production partners. Although earlier collaborations exist, this increased transnationalisation of US and UK television drama has intensified since the 1970s as the increased number of channels and new technologies such as the internet and cable and satellite have led to stronger competition. Examining genres as diverse as period drama, the mini-series, the super-soaps of Dallas and Dynasty, crime drama and the recent spout of celebrated British and American quality drama, this book investigates how marketing campaigns within the press continually return these dramas into the realm of the nations they represent.
- 9780230297753 and 0230297757
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-215) and index.
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