Best of the Britcoms: From Fawlty Towers to The Office und über 1,5 Millionen weitere Bücher verfügbar für Amazon Kindle. Erfahren Sie mehr
  • Alle Preisangaben inkl. MwSt.
Nur noch 1 auf Lager (mehr ist unterwegs).
Verkauf und Versand durch Amazon.
Geschenkverpackung verfügbar.
Menge:1
Best of the Britcoms: Fro... ist in Ihrem Einkaufwagen hinzugefügt worden
+ EUR 3,00 Versandkosten
Gebraucht: Wie neu | Details
Verkauft von betterworldbooks__
Zustand: Gebraucht: Wie neu
Kommentar: Buch im fast neuen Zustand. 100%ige Kostenrueckerstattung garantiert Ueber eine Million zufriedene Kunden! Ihr Einkauf unterstuetzt world literacy!
Möchten Sie verkaufen?
Zur Rückseite klappen Zur Vorderseite klappen
Anhören Wird wiedergegeben... Angehalten   Sie hören eine Probe der Audible-Audioausgabe.
Weitere Informationen
Alle 2 Bilder anzeigen

Best of the Britcoms: From "Fawlty Towers" to "Absolutely Fabulous" (Englisch) Taschenbuch – September 1999

1 Kundenrezension

Alle 3 Formate und Ausgaben anzeigen Andere Formate und Ausgaben ausblenden
Amazon-Preis Neu ab Gebraucht ab
Kindle Edition
"Bitte wiederholen"
Taschenbuch, September 1999
EUR 17,98
EUR 14,97 EUR 2,27
5 neu ab EUR 14,97 10 gebraucht ab EUR 2,27

Hinweise und Aktionen

  • Große Hörbuch-Sommeraktion: Entdecken Sie unsere bunte Auswahl an reduzierten Hörbüchern für den Sommer. Hier klicken.

Jeder kann Kindle Bücher lesen — selbst ohne ein Kindle-Gerät — mit der KOSTENFREIEN Kindle App für Smartphones, Tablets und Computer.



Produktinformation

  • Taschenbuch: 160 Seiten
  • Verlag: Taylor Trade Publishing (September 1999)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0878331603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878331604
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,5 x 1,2 x 27,8 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (1 Kundenrezension)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 816.459 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

Mehr über den Autor

Entdecken Sie Bücher, lesen Sie über Autoren und mehr

Produktbeschreibungen

Pressestimmen

What do you do when you have almost 100 videos full of British comedy threatening to take over your living room and kitchen, not to mention your life? Well, if you're self-confessed Anglophile Garry Berman, you take what's on those videos and create a new book, Best of the Britcoms. And for comedy fans everywhere, there is much rejoicing. The Insider Thanks to his interviews with 20 of the genre's most prolific writers, Berman has also gleaned insights into the shows' creative beginnings. The result: a book compiled with such intelligence and care that you could call its author a telly visionary. Entertainment Weekly A must for the growing legions of Britcom fans. Midwest Book Review It is a splendid production and I am honored to have done the foreword. -- Richard Briers, star of Good Neighbors (The Good Life) and other Britcoms A thoroughly entertaining book. -- Harold Snoad, Britcom producer (Are You Being Served?, Keeping Up Appearances, and Dad's Army) It is a gold mine of information...I only wish it were longer. The Keene Sentinel

Synopsis

The comic genius and over-the-top hilarity of British sitcoms have attracted cult following among American viewers. This book celebrates some of the finest British situation comedies to cross the Atlantic and grace American airways. Arranged chronologically by original broadcast dates, the book, illustrated throughout with photographs of memorable scenes and casts, describes those programmes noted for their superior quality, creativity, and popularity, including "Fawlty Towers", "Are You Being Served?", "The Young Ones", "Keeping Up Appearances", "Absolutely Fabulous" and many more. In addition, the writers, producers and actors who worked to create these series share their favourite stories about the shows. On both public television and cable networks, British sitcoms have become a welcome treat in the American viewer's diet, and this book offers a guide to the development, production and success of these exports.

In diesem Buch

(Mehr dazu)
Nach einer anderen Ausgabe dieses Buches suchen.
Ausgewählte Seiten ansehen
Buchdeckel | Copyright | Inhaltsverzeichnis | Auszug | Stichwortverzeichnis
Hier reinlesen und suchen:

Kundenrezensionen

5.0 von 5 Sternen
5 Sterne
1
4 Sterne
0
3 Sterne
0
2 Sterne
0
1 Sterne
0
Siehe die Kundenrezension
Sagen Sie Ihre Meinung zu diesem Artikel

Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen

2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von F. Behrens am 10. September 1999
Format: Taschenbuch
Some time ago after a meeting of some sort, I happened to call out, "You've all done very well!" and every person there laughed. If someone else ever uses the word "bucket," all you have to do is say "Pronounced bouquet" and very few will not get the reference. Or a simple "Nudge, nudge" might get knowing chuckles. Now for the very few of you who are wondering what that was all about, you have obviously never seen (in order) "Are YouBeing Served?" "Keeping Up Appearances," or even "Monty Python's Flying Circus." Although those three and many other exports from England are so familiar, very few of us over here know anything of their backgrounds. Well, the solution is now available from Taylor Publishing Company. Garry Berman's <Best of the Britcoms: from Fawlty Towers to Absolutely Fabulous> has just been issued.At $18.95 it is a goldmine of information about three sorts of British comedies: (1) those you know and love, (2) those you have known and loved but are not shown any more, and (3) those very popular over there but never shown over here. Of the over 30 programs discussed in the all too few 140 pages (I only wish it was longer) of this book, several are still around on the PBS stations other than the three mentioned above: "Red Dwarf," "'Allo! 'Allo!," "One Foot in the Grave," "Waiting for God," "The Vicar of Dibley," and more. ("Absolutely Fabulous" was a bit too much for Public TV and can be seen on the Comedy Channel with lots of commercials.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Kommentar War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich? Ja Nein Feedback senden...
Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback. Wenn diese Rezension unangemessen ist, informieren Sie uns bitte darüber.
Wir konnten Ihre Stimmabgabe leider nicht speichern. Bitte erneut versuchen

Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 15 Rezensionen
120 von 121 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Would it were only longer! 10. September 1999
Von F. Behrens - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Some time ago after a meeting of some sort, I happened to call out, "You've all done very well!" and every person there laughed. If someone else ever uses the word "bucket," all you have to do is say "Pronounced bouquet" and very few will not get the reference. Or a simple "Nudge, nudge" might get knowing chuckles. Now for the very few of you who are wondering what that was all about, you have obviously never seen (in order) "Are YouBeing Served?" "Keeping Up Appearances," or even "Monty Python's Flying Circus." Although those three and many other exports from England are so familiar, very few of us over here know anything of their backgrounds. Well, the solution is now available from Taylor Publishing Company. Garry Berman's <Best of the Britcoms: from Fawlty Towers to Absolutely Fabulous> has just been issued.At $18.95 it is a goldmine of information about three sorts of British comedies: (1) those you know and love, (2) those you have known and loved but are not shown any more, and (3) those very popular over there but never shown over here. Of the over 30 programs discussed in the all too few 140 pages (I only wish it was longer) of this book, several are still around on the PBS stations other than the three mentioned above: "Red Dwarf," "'Allo! 'Allo!," "One Foot in the Grave," "Waiting for God," "The Vicar of Dibley," and more. ("Absolutely Fabulous" was a bit too much for Public TV and can be seen on the Comedy Channel with lots of commercials.) From the golden past we have "The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin," "Butterflies," "Yes, Minister [and] Yes, Prime Minister," "To the Manor Born," "The Black Adder," the fairly recent "Thin Blue Line," and others. As for those never seen in the Colonies, why don't you just look for yourself? You will see a lot of familiar faces, mind you, who went on to do things you have seen. Each entry gives us the years it was shown in Great Britain, and how many episodes were shown in all. You are then given the writers, directors and producers; told if any of the episodes are available on tape; and then you get the basic casts. What follows is the heart of the matter: anywhere from a half page to four pages of the history of the series (which is used in two senses in this book), comments from the critics, and personal reminiscences from members of the casts. For example, we learn that the basic idea of the maniacally rude Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) was based on an actual hotel owner at whose establishment the Monty Python group once stayed. And that the very first "Are You Being Served?" episode was hurriedly put on the air in 1972 when a telecast of the Olympics was suddenly canceled because of the massacre of the Israeli contestants. And things like that. The book starts with a general overview of British sitcoms and ends with some thoughts about American spin-offs. (You did know, of course, that "All in the Family" was based on the British series "Till Death Do Us Part"? Dear me, then you must read this book.) So give it a try and let me know what you think at our next candlelight supper.
11 von 12 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
An Indispensable Guide to British Comedy 17. September 2001
Von Tiggah - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
For aficionados of British comedy, this 140-page book is a must-have. It is specifically directed toward North American audiences and includes synopses of 50 of the most popular British situation comedies to have been viewed by North Americans. Most of the favourites are here--from Fawlty Towers and Are You Being Served in the 70s to Keeping Up Appearances and The Vicar of Dibley in the 90s. Many of the lesser-known comedies are also here--comedies like Only When I Laugh or Rising Damp. As with any "Best of" collection, there is bound to be the odd favourite that didn't make the cut (shows like Fresh Fields or No Job for a Lady, for example).
The comedies are categorized by decade. The amount of space devoted to each show ranges from a scant one-half page to as much as four pages, largely dependent on the popularity of the series with its North American audiences.
For each comedy, author Garry Berman provides a splendid summary of the story-line and characters. Often Berman includes brief summaries of what he calls "typical" episodes, occasionally with snippets of dialogue to elucidate the type of verbal humour at play. The result is that the reader has an idea not only of what the series in general is about, but of what to expect in any given episode. Although the focus is very much on the series themselves, Berman frequently treats us to tidbits of behind-the-scenes information--things like how the series came about, why certain actors left a show, what other series they have appeared in, and so on. Often much of this information is provided through comments from the writers and even from some of the actors themselves.
As for the book itself, it is an oversized paperback and includes a fairly detailed index, a list of Britcoms available on video (as of 1999), a foreword by Richard Briers (Good Neighbours), a very interesting introduction on the differences between British and American situational comedies, and an equally interesting conclusion on Britcoms that have been made into US comedies (and vice versa) and why they more often than not flop.
This book is sure to be of interest to anyone who loves British comedies. For the familiar programmes, the behind-the-scenes tidbits will be of particular interest. Where this book is especially useful, however, is in its synopses of the unfamiliar programmes. It gives the reader a good feel for the shows he or she may wish to purchase on video or request of his or her PBS station. Very highly recommended.
4 von 5 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
An excellent book for the Anglophiles among us 31. Januar 2002
Von Kevin W. Parker - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
It's almost inarguable that Britain has more than its share of classic sitcoms: Are You Being Served?, The Good Life (Good Neighbors to Americans), To the Manor Born, Fawlty Towers, Yes, Minister, Black Adder, Red Dwarf, Absolutely Fabulous . . . the list goes on and on.
This book is a splendid overview of most of these that have made it to America. Each one gets several pages of text and a few photographs. The text provides an overview of the series concept, how it came about, and usually an episode summary or two to give one a flavor of the series. I found that I learned a little bit about the series I had seen and had some fond memories brought back. I also felt that I got a good idea of what the unfamiliar series were like.
An excellent book for the Anglophiles among us.
2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Britcom-hahahahahahaha! 29. Januar 2003
Von S. Aftab - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
There's quite a bit of interesting trivia and information in the booklet. It mentions the noteworthy shows of the 70s, 80s, and the 90s. If you want to blend in England or watch popular British telly, this is the book to get. Also the book notes some useful information on how it differs from American television, so I reckon that this might be a good read for students of television.
2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Good overall view, not too specific 6. März 2003
Von Amyred - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
This will tell you about a bunch of them, and some you've never heard of, but not too much on one program. If you're just getting into Britcoms, this is a good primer that will introduce you to the genre that so many of us think is far superior to the drivel on American TV!
Waren diese Rezensionen hilfreich? Wir wollen von Ihnen hören.