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Media AudiencesTelevision, Meaning and Emotion$
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Kristyn Gorton

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748624171

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.001.0001

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Emotional Rescue: The Sopranos (HBO 1999–2007), ER (NBC 1994–) and State of Play (BBC1 2003)

Emotional Rescue: The Sopranos (HBO 1999–2007), ER (NBC 1994–) and State of Play (BBC1 2003)

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(p.115) 8 Emotional Rescue: The Sopranos (HBO 1999–2007), ER (NBC 1994–) and State of Play (BBC1 2003)
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Media Audiences
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Kristyn Gorton

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0009

This chapter employs textual analysis in order to focus on three examples of television programmes often referred to as 'quality' television drama: ER, The Sopranos, and State of Play. Concentrating on specific scenes, this chapter considers what formal qualities make these programmes so emotionally engaging to their viewers. For example, this chapter argues that editing is crucial to establishing emotion in ER. Other formal qualities such as music, characterisation, writing and the longevity of a series are also explored.

Keywords:   The Sopranos, ER, State of Play, Television Aesthetics, Emotional Qualities in Television

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