Pandora's box

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Pandora's box

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Author :   Peter Biskind
Publisher :   Allen Lane
Published :   07/11/2023
ISBN :   9780241443903
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   368
Size (mm) :   220x144x40
Weight (g) :   500

From The Sopranos to Stranger Things, the shows we watch - and the ways we watch them - have been transformed over the past 50 years. Out of the bland wasteland of 'play-it-safe' broadcasting came astonishing stories of sex , violence, and corruption... Read more
 
From The Sopranos to Stranger Things, the shows we watch - and the ways we watch them - have been transformed over the past 50 years. Out of the bland wasteland of 'play-it-safe' broadcasting came astonishing stories of sex , violence, and corruption shown first on cable, and then by way of streaming. Today, the power of viewers to select what they want and when they want it is greater than ever before. In short, we are living in a new golden age of television, but golden ages don't last forever, and this one may turn out to be too much of a good thing. 'Pandora's Box' is an account of the small screen from cultural critic Peter Biskind. Through exclusive, candid and colourful interviews with writers, showrunners, directors and actors, Biskind brings us face to face with the people whose creations we encounter every day on our sofas, revealing the dynamic interplay of art, commerce and technology.