Author : Carlen Lavigne
Publisher : Lexington Books
ISBN 13 : 0739183346
Total Pages : 266 pages
Book Rating : 4.7/5 (183 download)
Book Synopsis Remake Television by : Carlen Lavigne
Download or read book Remake Television by Carlen Lavigne and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2014-02-27 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Remakes are pervasive in today’s popular culture, whether they take the form of reboots, “re-imaginings,” or overly familiar sequels. Television remakes have proven popular with producers and networks interested in building on the nostalgic capital of past successes (or giving a second chance to underused properties). Some TV remakes have been critical and commercial hits, and others haven’t made it past the pilot stage; all have provided valuable material ripe for academic analysis. In Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle, edited by Carlen Lavigne, contributors from a variety of backgrounds offer multicultural, multidisciplinary perspectives on remake themes in popular television series, from classic cult favorites such as The Avengers (1961–69) and The X-Files (1993–2002) to current hits like Doctor Who (2005–present) and The Walking Dead (2010–present). Chapters examine what constitutes a remake, and what series changes might tell us about changing historical and cultural contexts—or about the medium of television itself.