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Spectacular television : exploring televisual pleasure

Author: Helen Wheatley
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016.
Series: International library of the moving image, 23.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wheatley, Helen, 1974-
Spectacular television.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016
(OCoLC)953856751
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Wheatley
ISBN: 9781786720962 1786720965 9781786730961 1786730960
OCLC Number: 960048677
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 276 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Author bio; Endorsement; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Author's note; Introduction: What is spectacular television? What is (tele)visual pleasure?; The spectacular in audio-visual culture: Debates and problems; Categorising spectacular television: Genre, movement or mode?; Part I Spectacular Histories, Spectacular Technologies; 1 Television comes to town: The spectacle of television at the mid-twentieth-century exhibition and beyond; The Festival of Britain; The spectacle of television production at the National Radio Show The spectacle of domestic modernity at the Ideal Home ExhibitionThe legacy of television at the exhibition; 2 Spectacular colour? Reconsidering the launch of colour television in Britain; Chromophobia and the problem of colour; Setting up colour television and selling it; On the question of 'spectacular colour' vs 'realist colour'; Making meaning or 'looking pretty'; Part II Spectacular Landscapes and the Natural World: Exploring Beautiful Television; 3 At home on safari: Colonial spectacle, domestic space and 1950s television; Colonial Kenya; Armand and Michaela Denis: At home on safari 4 Visual pleasure, natural history television and televisual beautyInserting natural history into the quality debate; Visual pleasure and public service broadcasting; Beautiful television; 5 Television's landscapes, (tele)visual pleasure and the imagined elsewhere; The landscape programme and the contemplative viewer; Holidays, the tourist gaze and the imagined elsewhere; Part III Spectacular Bodies and (Tele)visual Pleasure; 6 Fascinating bodies: Looking inside television's somatic spectacle; Gazing inside the body: Mysterious places and wild rides Freak shows, fascinomas and the medical economy of spectacularising the televisual bodyThe dead and the dying: The limits of corporeal spectacle on television; 7 The erotics of television; The proliferation of television sex; The proxemics of television --
televisual desire up close; Mapping female desire and the erotic spectacle of television; Intentional vs accidental erotic spectacle --
flows of televisual desire; Conclusion: Sites of wonder, sights of wonder; Notes; Introduction; Television comes to town; Spectacular colour? Reconsidering the launch of colour television in Britain At home on safariVisual pleasure, natural history television and televisual beauty; Television's landscapes, (tele)visual pleasure and the imagined elsewhere; Fascinating bodies; The erotics of television; Conclusion; Bibliography
Series Title: International library of the moving image, 23.
Responsibility: Helen Wheatley.

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