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Life on Mars : from Manchester to New York

Author: Stephen Lacey; Ruth McElroy
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2012.
Series: Contemporary landmark television.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Life in Mars: from Manchester to New York is the first full account of this ground-breaking television drama, and uses textual analysis and cultural and contextual critique to explore the popular and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Lacey; Ruth McElroy
ISBN: 9780708323595 0708323596
OCLC Number: 760973432
Description: xi, 210 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I Quality TV Form and Aesthetics --
1. Life on Mars --
Hybridity and Innovation in a British Television Context / Robin Nelson --
2. Àm I Mad, in a Coma or Back in Time?' --
Generic and Narrative Complexity in Life on Mars / Nichola Dobson --
3. Immersion versus Alienation --
Listening to Life on Mars / Rob Smith --
pt. II Contesting the Past Television and History --
4. Memory Banks Failing! --
Life on Mars and the Politics of Re-imagining the Police and the Seventies / Andy Willis --
5. Sam Tyler and the 'New North' / John Curzon --
6. M̀oonage Daydreams' --
Nostalgia and Cultural Memory Contexts of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes / Mary Irwin --
pt. III Recalling the Past Television as Memory --
7. Ùp The Wooden Hills to Bedfordshire' --
Time Travel, Childhood and the Uncanny Home in Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes / Peter Hughes Jachimiak --
8. Medium is the Monster ... or the World? --
Discourses of Uncanny Òld Media' and Immersive 'New Media' in Life on Mars / Matt Hills --
9. Consuming Retrosexualities --
Past Live On Screen, Online Now / Ruth McElroy --
pt. IV Life on Mars as International Television --
10. Àmerican Remake --
Shudder' --
Online Debates about Life on Mars and B̀ritish-ness' / Brett Mills --
11. Emigration of Life on Mars --
Sam and Gene Do America / David Lavery --
12. Locating Generational and Cultural Clashes in the Transfer of Successful Formats between the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States --
Case of Life on Mars / Teresa Ojer --
pt. V Debating Production --
13. Julie Gardner and Claire Parker --
In Conversation --
Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes --
Production and Transmission Details.
Series Title: Contemporary landmark television.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Lacey and Ruth McElroy.

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