Sensation/investigation:Crime television and the action aesthetic

Tasker, Yvonne (2016) Sensation/investigation:Crime television and the action aesthetic. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 14 (3). pp. 304-323. ISSN 1740-0309

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Abstract

This article explores the interface between crime television and action television, arguing that action/crime is a significant mode which has typically been overlooked in studies of the genre. It engages with the history of action/crime and its most prominent formal features discussing in more detail NCIS (2003--) and The Blacklist (2013--) and foregrounding the sensational elements of violence and physical movement through space as well as the flows of data and dynamic rendering of analysis typical of forensic crime television. Action/crime is framed as one of several modes which can be seen to organise and inflect crime content; in this way the piece suggests that textual approaches are most productive when premised on an understanding of the fluid, modal aspects of television genre.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: genre,crime television,action television,sensation,ncis
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 08:41
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2020 00:44
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59371
DOI: 10.1080/17400309.2016.1187027

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