Reading 24

Reading 24

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When 24 exploded onto TV screens in 2001, 'Time' magazine called it one of the a€˜Best Television Events of the Decadea€™. '24' has gone on to establish itself as groundbreaking and controversial entertainment that has changed the face of television._x000D_ _x000D_ Each season of '24' traces the events of a single day in the life of CTU Field Agent Jack Bauer. Racing against the clock, Bauer battles assassination attempts, germ warfare and terrorist factions to a€˜save the daya€™. '24' presents the nail-biting events of each day through its use of split-screen and a€˜real-timea€™ devices. Dramatically explosive and visually dynamic, '24' taps into a global sense of uncertainty and suspicion with its provocative depiction of Americaa€™s role on the world stage and of terrorist activity and political double-dealing._x000D_ _x000D_ 'Reading '24' 'is the first book to bring together critical discussions of '24' from a wide range of perspectives. Entertaining and illuminating, the book looks in detail at the creative and controversial features of '24'. It considers, for example, '24'a€™s stylistic innovations, its engagement post 9/11 with the a€˜War on Terrora€™, and its masking of identities. The pioneering spirit of the show is matched by the original arguments on display here, celebrating and censuring '24' - TV on the edge._x000D_ _x000D_In each case, a full-screen image of Bauer retracts, shrinking in size, moving into the top left of the frame, to make way for multiple panels of disparate events and characters: the Presidenta#39;s limo in a cavalcade; CTU headquarters; drug baronanbsp;...

Title:Reading 24
Author:Steven Peacock
Publisher:I.B.Tauris - 2007-03-30


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