Remake Television

Remake Television : Reboot, Re-use, Recycle

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Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle, edited by Carlen Lavigne, examines multiple definitions of television remakes, from reboots (like Charlie's Angels) to adaptations (The Walking Dead) and sequels (Doctor Who). It addresses cross-cultural issues while also interrogating the changing contexts and challenges posed by generational and media format shifts.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 521.63g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 2 Tables, unspecified
  • 0739183338
  • 9780739183335
  • 2,091,542

About Carlen LaVigne

Carlen Lavigne holds a Ph.D. in communications studies and teaches at Red Deer College in Alberta, Canada. She is the co-editor of American Remakes of British Television: Transformations and Mistranslations and the author of Cyberpunk Women, Feminism and Science Fiction: A Critical Study.show more

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This volume will appeal to media scholars, as well as to those looking for material to generate discussion in the undergraduate classroom. Remaking Television convincingly makes the case that the television remake has been under-theorized and under-appreciated. Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht In a moment in which "remake" and "reboot" have been reduced to synergistic buzzwords, Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle offers a more expansive and historically rich understanding of these terms. By considering how television remakes itself through adaptations, in media res reboots, and fan discourse, this collection offers a dynamic and detailed consideration of television's capacity to respond and adapt to culture. -- Suzanne Scott, Arizona State University Remake Television is an engaging collection of essays inhabited by spies, chefs, time-travellers, detectives, angels, and beasts. The various chapters use popular television programs to examine complicated concepts like "fidelity," "nostalgia," and shared memory and often provide illuminating insights into the process of retelling and retooling familiar stories to fit changing times. This book should be on the shelf of anyone interested in television, culture, and media studies. -- Daniel Downes, University of New Brunswick at Saint Johnshow more

Table of contents

Table of Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Carlen Lavigne Part I: Debates and Definitions 1.Interrogating The Walking Dead: Adaptation, Transmediality, and the Zombie Matrix William Proctor 2.A Remake by Any Other Name: Use of a Premise Under a New Title Steven Gil 3.The Nostalgic Revolution Will Be Televised Ryan Lizardi 4.Multiverses and Multiversions: Meditations on the Rebootings of Fringe Heather Marcovitch 5.Look-(Stop Me If You've Read This One) But There Were These Two Spies: The Avengers Through the Swinging 60s James W. Martens Part II: Remakes and the American Cultural Moment 6.Once Upon A Time in the 21st Century: Beauty and the Beast as Post-9/11 Fairytale Carlen Lavigne 7.Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Romney Lost: Politics, Football, and Friday Night Lights Matthew Paproth 8."These Aren't Your Mother's Angels": Feminism, Jiggle Television and Charlie's Angels Cristina Lucia Stasia Part III: Exploring the Remake 9.Forbrydelsen, The Killing, Duty, and Ethics Karen Hellekson 10."I Was Hoping It Would Pass You By": Dis/ability and Difference in Teen Wolf Kimberley McMahon-Coleman 11.That Haunting, Eerie Return: Narrative, Genre, and Iconography in Dark Shadows and Dark Shadows: The Revival Lorna Piatti-Farnell 12.Smart, Sexy, and Technologically Savvy: (Re)Making Sherlock Holmes as a 21st-Century Superstar Lynnette Porter 13.Remaking Public Service for Commercial Consumption: Jamie's School Dinners Comes to America Helen Thornham and Elke Weissmann 14.Who are we? Re-Envisioning the Doctor in the 21st Century Paul Booth and Jef Burnham 15."More Village": Redeveloping The Prisoner Peter Clandfield Contributors Indexshow more

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