Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Season 3 & 4

By C. A. Taylor

Each one episode of HBO's online game of Thrones attracts thousands of obsessed audience who enjoy the surprising plot twists, award-winning performances, and gorgeously rendered myth international. This reputable better half ebook finds what it takes to translate George R. R. Martin's bestselling sequence right into a wildly well known tv sequence. With remarkable scope and intensity, it showcases 1000s of unpublished set photographs, visible results paintings, and creation and gown designs, plus insights from key actors and staff participants that catch the easiest scripted and unscripted moments from Seasons three and four. Required studying for the die-hard fan, and the proper solution to compensate for the sequence ahead of the much-anticipated Season five debuts, this unique quantity bargains an specific window into cable's highest-rated express.

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As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling

By Anne Serling

In Twilight region reruns, I look for my father within the guy at the display, yet i cannot continually locate him there. in its place, he seems in unforeseen methods. reminiscence summoned by means of a definite mild, a colour, a smell--and I see him back at the porch of our outdated crimson lakeside cottage, the place I danced at the steps as a child.

To Anne Serling, the implementing determine the general public observed web hosting The Twilight Zone every one week, intoning cautionary observations approximately destiny, likelihood, and humanity, was once no longer the daddy she knew. Her fun-loving dad might play at the flooring with the canines, had nicknames for everybody within the relatives, and was once apt to place a lampshade on his head and escape in music. He was once her ally, her playmate, and her confidant. 

After his unforeseen demise at 50, Anne, simply 20, was once left shocked. progressively, she discovered solace for her grief via chatting with his neighbors, poring over outdated correspondence, and recording her early life thoughts. Now she stocks own photographs, eloquent, revealing letters, and fantastically rendered scenes of his youth, struggle years, and their family's time jointly. Idyllic summers in upstate long island, the years in la, and the myriad methods he stuffed their time with laughter, power, and endearing silliness--all are captured the following with deep affection and candor. 

Though started in loss, Anne's tale is a party of her remarkable courting together with her father and the traits she got here to prize via him--empathy, kindness, and an uncompromising experience of social justice. As I Knew Him is a lyrical, intimate tribute to Rod Serling's legacy as visionary, storyteller, and humanist, and a relocating testomony to the affection among fathers and daughters.

"I used to be so moved via Anne Serling's account of the loving courting she had together with her dad, I laughed and that i cried. I plan to learn it back as soon as I trap my breath. This superbly written publication is evidence that the apple did not fall too faraway from the tree whilst it got here to the writing gene." --Carol Burnett

"It used to be my privilege to grasp Rod Serling. He used to be as attention-grabbing off reveal as on. I enjoyed Rod Serling. nonetheless do." --Betty White

"Thanks to Anne Serling's haunting and fantastically written memoir approximately her father, readers will come to grasp Rod Serling in a private approach, as I did." --Robert Redford

"A loving daughter's intimate memoir and portrait of her father, a guy who simply occurs to be essentially the most very important American cultural leaders of the 20 th Century . . . the simplest glimpse we are more likely to get of that guy and the maelstrom he moved in except or until eventually we enterprise into the Twilight Zone." -- James Grady

"A memoir packed with intimate info and emotion; a young, considerate and intensely own portrait of yankee genius Rod Serling, author and author of the best express ever made, The Twilight Zone." --- Alice Hoffman

"A richly advised, deeply sympathetic trip into the brain of 1 of the masters of tv, this haunting memoir is usually approximately grief, creativity, and a father-daughter bond as memorable and magical as any Twilight sector episode." --Caroline Leavitt

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Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"

By David Bianculli

Now in paperback, a rollicking background of the increase and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour —“A stunningly alive portrait of the Nineteen Sixties and of 2 very diversified males who ‘refused to close up’ and thereby made television heritage” (People).

A dramatic behind-the-scenes examine the increase and fall of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour—the provocative, politically charged software that stunned the censors, outraged the White apartment, and perpetually replaced the face of television.

Decades ahead of The day-by-day convey, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there has been a spot on tv for no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly antiauthoritarian viewpoint. Censorship battles, wonderful musical performances, and unforgettable sketches outlined the exhibit and its period. during this compelling historical past, veteran leisure journalist David Bianculli attracts on a long time worthy of unique study, together with wide interviews with Tom and Dick Smothers and dozens of alternative key gamers, to inform the interesting tale of the show’s three-year community run—and the cultural influence that’s nonetheless being felt this present day.

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The Glass Teat

In the overdue Nineteen Sixties Harlan Ellison, introduced a weekly column for the Los Angeles loose Press, the place he uncompromisingly mentioned the results of tv on sleek society. He assaulted every little thing from tv sitcoms to deprave politicians, speak indicates to army massacres. this present day, greater than 4 many years later, just about all of his feedback nonetheless holds true.

Open highway and Edgeworks Abbey, Ellison’s corporation, are proud to make this primary quantity of fifty‑two outspoken columns extensively to be had. don't leave out the second one quantity, The different Glass Teat.

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Turned Out Nice Again: The Story of British Light Entertainment

By Louis Barfe

With a solid of hundreds of thousands, together with Peter prepare dinner, Ken Dodd, Dusty Springfield, Spike Milligan, Rolf Harris, Bruce Forsyth and Reeves and Mortimer, grew to become Out great back unearths a global of comedians and cavorters, dancing ladies and crooners. From the early days of vaudeville, through the golden age of radio, reside tv spectaculars, the increase of the chat exhibit and substitute comedy, Louis Barfe pulls again the curtain of kind to bare the area of sunshine leisure in all its glory.

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Gasping For Airtime: Two Years In the Trenches of Saturday Night Live

By Jay Mohr

Whilst 21-year-old Jay Mohr moved from New Jersey to big apple urban to pursue his dream of stand-up stardom, he by no means inspiration the 1st actual activity he'd land will be on Saturday evening Live. yet, strangely, that is simply what he did. What have been incredible, grueling, and fascinating years of feverishly preserving speed together with his proficient cohorts, out-maneuvering the infamous vices that claimed the lives of alternative solid contributors, and suffering in any respect charges for the holy grail of late-night convey company: airtime.

In Gasping for Airtime, Jay deals an intimate account of the interior workings of Saturday evening Live. He additionally dishes at the visitor hosts (John Travolta, Shannen Doherty, Charles Barkley), the musical visitors (Kurt Cobain, Steven Tyler, Eric Clapton), and naturally his SNL castmates (Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, and David Spade). Refreshingly sincere and laugh-out-loud humorous, this ebook will charm either to fanatics of Jay Mohr and to devotees of Saturday evening Live.

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Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946-1992: A Catalog of the American Radio Archives Collection

Many early radio stars, writers, and manufacturers later migrated to tv, however the crossover left the yankee Radio documents with a treasure trove of tv records. The accrued scripts span greater than forty years of yankee tv historical past, from stay announces of the Nineteen Forties to the overdue Nineteen Eighties. additionally they conceal the complete spectrum of tv leisure programming, together with comedies, cleaning soap operas, dramas, crime and westerns. The files disguise approximately 1,200 courses represented by means of over 6,000 person scripts. contains an index of actors, team, titles and creation businesses, in addition to a thesaurus of phrases and 38 images.

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SFX's Unofficial Star Wars DVD Viewers' Guide

George Lucas is a towering determine within the galaxy of massive reveal sci-fi leisure. Few video clips have replaced cinema the best way superstar Wars did again in 1977 or even past their cultural effect, the unique trilogy are nonetheless nice videos - for a undeniable iteration they’re cinematic convenience meals, one of these motion pictures that make you're feeling satisfied and entertained even if you recognize each line. those viewing courses will make that have even higher. Ever puzzled who that bizarre alien lurking out of concentration on the insurgent briefing at Sullust is? desired to determine the alterations among the cinema and DVD types? Struggled to identify the in-jokes within the prequels? Your prayers are spoke back, simply because we’ve long past again via all six megastar Wars video clips to offer you a fan’s final viewing event, whole with DVD timecodes. You’ll even discover who requested Boba Fett to be most sensible guy at his marriage ceremony. it is a whole unofficial viewing spouse to all six motion pictures, from the makers of the world's #1 sci-fi journal, SFX. have in mind, the strength might be with you, regularly.

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Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Seasons 1 & 2

By Bryan Cogman, George R. R. Martin, David Benioff, D. B. Weiss

HBO's Game of Thrones reigns as cable's highest-rated sequence. This professional significant other booklet provides lovers new how you can input this fictional international and detect extra concerning the loved (and reviled) characters and the electrifying plotlines. enormous quantities of set photographs, creation and gown designs, storyboards, and insider tales display how the show's creators translated George R. R. Martin's best-selling myth sequence into the area of Westeros. that includes interviews with key actors and group individuals that catch the easiest scripted and unscripted moments from the 1st seasons, in addition to a preface by way of George R. R. Martin, this targeted quantity, sure in a lavishly debossed padded disguise, bargains specific entry to this exceptional tv sequence.

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