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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Play All : A Bingewatcher’s Notebook
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'A world-renowned media and cultural critic offers an insightful analysis of serial TV drama and the modern art of the small screen Television and TV viewing are not what they once were-and that's a good thing, according to award-winning author and critic Clive James. Since serving as television columnist for the London Observer from 1972 to 1982, James has witnessed a radical change in content, format, and programming, and in the very manner in which TV is watched. Here he examines this unique cultural revolution, providing a brilliant, eminently entertaining analysis of many of the medium's most notable twenty-first-century accomplishments and their not always subtle impact on modern society-including such acclaimed serial dramas as Breaking Bad, The West Wing, Mad Men, and The Sopranos, as well as the comedy 30 Rock. With intelligence and wit, James explores a television landscape expanded by cable and broadband and profoundly altered by the advent of Netflix, Amazon, and other "cord-cutting" platforms that have helped to usher in a golden age of unabashed binge-watching.' (Publication summary)

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    • New Haven, Connecticut,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Yale University Press ,
      2016 .
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      Extent: 160p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 16 August 2016
      ISBN: 9780300218091
    • New Haven, Connecticut,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Yale University Press ,
      2017 .
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      Extent: 200p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 22 August 2017
      ISBN: 9780300229707

Works about this Work

Clive James as Latecomer, Finding Succor in Reruns Louis Bayard , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 23 August 2016; (p. 4)
Every-night Clive Jane R. Goodall , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , August 2016;

— Review of Play All : A Bingewatcher’s Notebook Clive James , 2016 multi chapter work criticism
Binge or Nothing : The Duplex Needs of Clive James Peter Goldsworthy , 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 386 2016; (p. 38-39)
'You might ask how a man who spent his days with the major poems of Browning could wish to spend his evenings with the minor movies of Chow Yun-fat,’ Clive James asks, rhetorically, in Play All: A bingewatcher’s notebook, then provides a near-tautological answer: ‘It’s a duplex need buried deep in my neural network.’ In mine, too, although my love of screen trash comes from childhood deprivation; we were never allowed an ‘idiot-box’. Mum might sneak next door to watch Peyton Place, but Dad viewed (so to speak) the then-new technology as mind rot.' (Introduction)
Every-night Clive Jane R. Goodall , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , August 2016;

— Review of Play All : A Bingewatcher’s Notebook Clive James , 2016 multi chapter work criticism
Clive James as Latecomer, Finding Succor in Reruns Louis Bayard , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 23 August 2016; (p. 4)
Binge or Nothing : The Duplex Needs of Clive James Peter Goldsworthy , 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 386 2016; (p. 38-39)
'You might ask how a man who spent his days with the major poems of Browning could wish to spend his evenings with the minor movies of Chow Yun-fat,’ Clive James asks, rhetorically, in Play All: A bingewatcher’s notebook, then provides a near-tautological answer: ‘It’s a duplex need buried deep in my neural network.’ In mine, too, although my love of screen trash comes from childhood deprivation; we were never allowed an ‘idiot-box’. Mum might sneak next door to watch Peyton Place, but Dad viewed (so to speak) the then-new technology as mind rot.' (Introduction)
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