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Army: The Complete Scripts
Jimmy Perry & David Croft
Published for the first time in one volume, the complete illustrated scripts
of one of the greatest comedy series of all time. In addition to the 80 episodes,
this book includes exclusive contributions from the actors, writers and producers
of the series. Softcover, 880 pp. $45.00.
You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark
angry observational humour on everything from politics to pop culture.
You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central,
and in venues across the globe. Now, for the first time, Lewis Black
translates his volcanic eruptions into book form in Nothing's
of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand
in hand. Softcover, 250 pp. $17.95.
Reading Deadwood: A Western to Swear By
In Reading Deadwood, an international cast of authoritative
contributors assess Deadwood's many facets: it's profane
language, its characters, its place in the western genre, its relationship
to serial fiction, prostitution, the making of American civil society,
the opening credits, and much more. Episode and character guides
complete the book -- the Deadwood companion for
fans and students to swear by. Softcover, 258 pp. $21.95.
Degrassi has been critically acclaimed for its refreshingly real characters,
true-to-life story lines, and fearless confrontation of serious issues. Now,
get the exclusive inside story on the amazing 25-year history of the Degrassi
phenomenon. This entertaining book takes you behind the scenes of Degrassi:
The Next Generation, Degrassi High, Degrassi
Junior High, and The Kids of Degrassi Street. Find
out from the past and present actors and crew what it's like to be part of
one of TV's most successful teen series. Softcover, 192 pp. $22.95.
Desperate Housewives: Beyond the White Picket Fence
Janet McCabe & Kim Akass
Reading Desperate Housewives offers a critical response
to one of the most talked about shows on contemporary television. Leading
scholars and writers dissect the appeal of Desperate Housewives, tapping
into early reactions and controversy. They consider the American sex
wars, contemporary feminism, Republican politics and the rise of the
Right, gender and feminity, motherhood and marriage - and that Vanity
The book includes an episode guide, tracing all those goings-on beyond
that white picket fence. Softcover, 247 pp. $21.95.
to Wisteria Lane
Beneath Desperate Housewives' glossy soap opera surface lies a smart satire
full of unexpected depths and clever commentary on modern life that
has yet to be fully explored. The writers of Welcome to Wisteria
past the white picket fences to expose the real heart of the show:
what we love about Susan, Bree, Gabby, and Edie, and why. Softcover,
157 pp. $24.95.
Next: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who
Mark Clapman, Eddie Robson & Jim Smith
This unofficial guide, covering every aspect of the Doctor Who phenomenon,
details not just the 700-plus episodes of the TV series (1963-1999) but also
the radio serials, TV movie, charity specials and Internet-broadcast animated
serials that have been transmitted while the television series has been off
the air. Providing transmission dates, trivia, opinions and commentary, Who's
Next will inform and entertain the series' newest viewers as well
as providing long-term fans with a fresh and indispensable set of critical
perspectives. Softcover, 404 pp. $19.95.
Who: BFI TV Classics
Kim Newman's comprehensive study follows the Doctor's travels through time
and space, placing Doctor Who in the context of science-fiction television,
and traces the history of the show through its outstanding stories
and its recurring themes, from its highs (Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker)
to its lows
(K-9, Bonnie Langford, and cancellation) and suggests why the programme
has become an enduring television masterpiece and a cultural phenomenon.
Softcover, 138 pp. $27.95.
Who: The Legend Continues
This book celebrates a modern icon. It traces the history of a TV legend,
covering each and every one of the doctor's televised adventures
-- the worlds his TARDIS has visited, the people and creatures he
has met, the
monsters he has fought, and the history he has made. Meticulously
researched and stunningly illustrated, this book draws on Doctor
Who expertise from
across time and space and brings together information and images
that even the Doctor himself would be proud to possess. Softcover,
432 pp. $48.95.
The Unofficial Guide
Now in its ninth year of production, ER is still one of the most compelling
dramas on television. No ER enthusiast will want to be without this
fact-filled guide, which includes: character biographies, season overviews,
story summaries, and much more. Softcover, 286 pp. $25.95.
In this witty and thoroughly researched biography, Graham McCann, Britain's best-loved entertainment writer, examines each of the unpredictable elements - the demented brilliance of John Cleese, his creative partnership with Connie Booth, Basil and Sybil's classic 'trapped relationship', and the weekly procession of colourful guest characters - that added up to an immortal sitcom, beloved all over the world, even in Barcelona. Softcover, 336 pp. $16.95.
Test your knowledge of Friends in this completely authorized trivia
guide based on the hit tv show. Softcover 353 pp. $21.00.
The Very Best
Fifteen of the finest scripts from eight seasons of Frasier. Softcover, 317
Screen Adaptations: Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
Brian McFarlane & Imeld Whelehan
Dickens has been immensely popular with filmmakers and Great Expectations has an unusual hold on the popular imagination. This book addresses in detail the numerous adaptations with particular emphasis on the two television serials and four film versions including David Lean's celebrated 1946 classic. A fascinating study that is written from both a literature and film perspective. Softcover, $21.95.
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