State of play: Contemporary 'high-end' TV drama

State of play: Contemporary 'high-end' TV drama

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Robin Nelson's State of play up-dates and develops the arguments of his influential TV Drama In Transition (1997). It is equally distinctive in setting analusis of the aesethetics and compositional principles of texts within a broad conceptual framework (technologies, institutions, economics, cultural trends). Tracing qthe great value shift from conduit to contentq (Todreas, 1999), Nelson is relatively optimistic about the future quality of TV Drama in a global market-place. But, characteristically taking up questions of worth where others have avoided them, Nelson recognizes that certain types of qqualityq are privileged for viewers able to pay, possibly at the expense of viewer preference worldwide for qlocalq resonances in television. The mix of arts and cultural studies methodologies makes for an unusual and insightful approach.Interestingly, jargon ofmajor Japanese producer Hitachi, itis possible with HDTVto a#39;experiencethe beauty of truecinema with the newHitachi UltraVision CineForm Seriesa#39;.3It is clear that thetraditional claim offilm thatits imageryis deeperanbsp;...

Title:State of play: Contemporary 'high-end' TV drama
Author:Robin Nelson
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 1966-01-01


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