Tag: television

First Impressions: Fear the Walking Dead

Amanda Keeler offers some initial thoughts on the pilot of Fear the Walking Dead and its use of storytelling, genre, setting, and character, pointing out that interpretation will depend largely on which elements of the original Walking Dead series resonate with individual viewers.

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Documenting Hitch

Richard Hewett gorges on recent Hitchcock-ography and finds it lean on original insights — beyond further evidence of Hitch’s exercise of control, even from the grave.

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Style, Structuring Conceits, and the Paratexts of Mad Men

Piers Britton on Mad Men’s visual style, series structure, and Sixties-philiac tendencies, and how the TV series turned its tension between the espousal of emotional truthfulness and a preoccupation with “superficial” visual pleasures into a branding strategy.

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Honoring Hilmes: Strange Report

Through a case study of the British ITV series “Strange Report” (1969-70), Jonathan Bignell exhibits how Michele Hilmes’ example has taught him that when we look closely at the detail of history, there are always more complex and more interesting things to discover.

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