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The West Wing : The American Presidency as Television Drama
by Peter Rollins


Overview - Eminent scholars Peter C. Rollins and John O'Connor make an important contribution to the field with an eclectic mix of essays, which translate visual language into on-screen politics. While the series may be criticized as "idealistic," its clever techniques of camera work, lighting, editing, and mise en scene reflect America's best image of itself, and entertains a loyal audience that desperately wants to believe in the nobility of the American dream.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Eminent scholars Peter C. Rollins and John O'Connor make an important contribution to the field with an eclectic mix of essays, which translate visual language into on-screen politics. While the series may be criticized as "idealistic," its clever techniques of camera work, lighting, editing, and mise en scene reflect America's best image of itself, and entertains a loyal audience that desperately wants to believe in the nobility of the American dream. This collection introduces readers to the sensibilities to appreciate the show's nuances and the necessary knowledge to avoid any misreadings. It will be of interest to students of politics, popular culture, fans and critics alike.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780815630319
  • ISBN-10: 081563031X
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publish Date: April 2003
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 9.18 x 5.56 x 0.74 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.93 pounds

Series: Television Series

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