West Wing The American Presidency As Television Drama

ISBN-10: 081563031X
ISBN-13: 9780815630319
Edition: 2003
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Description: This work shows that while the series 'The West Wing' 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 entertain a loyal audience that wants to  More...

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

This work shows that while the series 'The West Wing' 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 entertain a loyal audience that wants to believe in the nobility of the American Dream.

Peter C. Rollins is Regents Professor of English and American Film Studies at Oklahoma State University and editor in chief of the scholarly journal, Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies (www.filmandhistory.org).

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
Focusing on Issues
The West Wing: White House Narratives That Journalism Cannot Tell
The White House Culture of Gender and Race in The West Wing: Insights from the Margins
The West Wing (NBC) and The West Wing (D.C.): Myth and Reality in Television's Portrayal of the White House
The King's Two Bodies: Identity and Office in Sorkin's West Wing
Language and Structure in The West Wing
Dialogue, Deliberation, and Discourse: The Far-Reaching Politics of The West Wing
The West Wing's Textual President: American Constitutional Stability and the New Public Intellectual in the Age of Information
The Left Takes Back the Flag: The Steadicam, the Snippet, and the Song in The West Wing's "In Excelsis Deo"
From The American President to The West Wing: A Scriptwriter's Perspective
Perceptions of The West Wing
The Sincere Sorkin White House, or, The Importance of Seeming Earnest
The West Wing as a Pedagogical Tool: Using Drama to Examine American Politics and Media Perceptions of Our Political System
Victorian Parliamentary Novels, The West Wing, and Professionalism
Critical Responses: West Wing Press Reviews
Inside The West Wing's New World
The Feel-Good Presidency: The Pseudo-Politics of The West Wing
The Liberal Imagination
Bibliographical Overview
The Transformed Presidency: People and Power in the Real West Wing
Works Cited
Index

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