Miami Vice

Miami Vice

Author(s): James Lyons

Published Online: 18 JAN 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405178112

Online ISBN: 9781444319033

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319033

Series Editor(s): Diane Negra, Yvonne Tasker

About this Book

Miami Vice captures the glitter and glamour embodied by Crockett and Tubbs and offers students an anatomy of a ground-breaking work in the police procedural genre.

  • Explores Miami Vice's combination of disparate influences (MTV, film noir, soap opera, 'high concept' action films) as well as the social, cultural and industrial moments when it burst onto the network
  • Introduces readers to major components of televisual analysis--style, storytelling, the television show as commodity and ideological critique-- that illustrate the show's unique features
  • Provides a model for students' own assessment of other shows, and confirms precisely how--and on what terms--Miami Vice redefined the police drama and an era

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