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Author Lacey, Stephen
Title Life on Mars : From Manchester to New York
Imprint Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2012
©2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (182 pages)
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Series Contemporary Landmark Television
Contemporary Landmark Television
Note Intro -- Series Editors' Preface -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction Stephen Lacey and Ruth McElroy -- Part I Quality TV Form and Aesthetics -- 1 Life on Mars Hybridity and Innovation in a British Television Context Robin Nelson -- 2 'Am I Mad, in a Coma or Back in Time?' Generic and Narrative Complexity in Life on Mars Nichola Dobson -- 3 Immersion versus Alienation Listening to Life on Mars Rob Smith -- Part II Contesting the Past Television and History -- 4 Memory Banks Failing!Life on Mars and the Politics of Re-imagining the Police and the Seventies Andy Willis -- 5 Sam Tyler and the 'New North' John Curzon -- 6 'Moonage Daydreams' Nostalgia and Cultural Memory Contexts of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes John R. Cook and Mary Irwin -- Part III Recalling the Past Television as Memory -- 7 'Up The Wooden Hills to Bedfordshire' Time Travel, Childhood and the Uncanny Home in Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes Peter Hughes Jachimiak -- 8 The Medium is the Monster … or the World? Discourses of Uncanny 'Old Media' and Immersive 'New Media' in Life on Mars Matt Hills -- 9 Consuming Retrosexualities The Past Live On Screen, Online Now Ruth McElroy -- Part IV Life on Mars as International Television -- 10 'American Remake - Shudder' Online Debates about Life on Mars and 'British-ness' Brett Mills -- 11 The Emigration of Life on Mars Sam and Gene Do America David Lavery -- 12 Locating Generational and Cultural Clashes in the Transfer of Successful Formats between the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States The Case of Life on Mars Joseba Bonaut and Teresa Ojer -- Part V Debating Production -- 13 Julie Gardner and Claire Parker In Conversation -- Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes Production and Transmission Details -- Bibliography
This is the first full-length academic study of Life on Mars (and its successor, Ashes to Ashes), and seeks to account for the series' innovative form and popular appeal. Paying attention to issues of genre and hybridity, the book examines televisual and cultural memory, press and reception contexts and analyses the ways in which both series represent Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. The book also discusses the remakes of Life on Mars in the USA and Spain, acknowledging both the specific address to particular situations and the ways in which key elements are re-worked in different national contexts
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lacey, Stephen Life on Mars : From Manchester to New York Cardiff : University of Wales Press,c2012 9780708323595
Subject Life on Mars (Television program : United Kingdom);Life on Mars (Television program : United States);Science fiction television programs -- Great Britain.;Science fiction television programs -- United States
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Alt Author McElroy, Ruth
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