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Big Brother International by Ernest Mathijs
Book DescriptionSince its inception, Big Brother has been versioned in over 30 countries and reached an estimated audience of over 2 billion. This book, the first of its kind, includes essays from international contributors that integrate the academic disciplines of cinema studies, sociology, cultural and critical studies to consider the reception and impact of the series, and how different regions adopt the format to suit local cultural concerns and achieve commercial success. The book also functions not only as a discussion of one single television program but as a reflection on the medium's history and future, and its impact on popular culture. It is therefore useful for students, scholars, people involved in the planning and production of television formats, and everyone interested in the function of contemporary television in society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904764182
(254mm x 178mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A fully comprehensive account of David Cronenberg, one of North America's most successful filmmakers, this title charts the development of this unique director from low-budget exploitation and horror to the mainstream.
Cult Film Reader, Paperback (December 2007)
Cult movies are emerging as a distinct subject of film and media theory. This book brings together various works in the field on the structure, form, status, and reception of cult cinema traditions. It is divided into four areas of study - the conceptions of cult; cult case studies; national and international Cults; and cult consumption.
'Lord of the Rings', Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by Ernest Mathijs
Takes the release of the film trilogy as a point of departure for an overview of the international impact of "The Lord of the Rings" in a range of cultural environments. This anthology analyses the merchandising, box office figures, distribution, critical reception, fan following, and cult status of the films.
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Author Biography - Ernest Mathijs
Janet Jones is Lecturer at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. Ernest Mathijs is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth, and co-editor of Alternative Europe and The Cinema of the Low Countries (both Wallflower Press, 2004).
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