Ken Burns's America
Packaging the Past for Television
By (author) Gary R. Edgerton
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Ken Burns's America by Gary R. Edgerton
Book DescriptionThis is the first book-length study to critically examine the work of Ken Burns, the innovative producer-director as a television auteur, a pivotal programming influence within the industry, and a popular historian who portrays a uniquely personal and compelling version of the country's past for tens of millions of viewers nationwide. Ken Burns's America has a three-fold agenda: First it looks at the ideas and individuals that have influenced Burns in the creation of his easily-recognized style, as well as in the development and maturation of his ideological outlook. Second, the book gives readers a window on the Ken Burns production machine. Gary Edgerton shows us the inner working of Florentine Films. Finally, he looks at Burns as a popular historian who reevaluates the nation's historical legacy from a new generational perspective and, in the process, becomes one of the major cultural commentators of our era. The volume finally takes the full measure of the man and the industry he has helped to create.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312236465
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 18-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gary R. Edgerton
Westerns, Hardback (March 2012)
Essays previously published in The journal of popular film and television, between 1972-2011.
Mad Men, Paperback (December 2010)View all books by Gary R. Edgerton
"Mad Men" is a zeitgeist show of the early twenty-first century. This book demonstrates, partly because its characters are an earlier, confused and conflicted version of ourselves, trying to make the best of a future unfolding at breakneck speed.
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Author Biography - Gary R. Edgerton
GARY R. EDGERTON is Professor and Chair of the Communications and Theatre Arts Department at Old Dominion University. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Popular Film and Television and has published four books and more than fifty essays on a wide assortment of film, television, and culture topics in a variety of books and scholarly journals.
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