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The Survival of Soap OperaTransformations for a New Media Era$
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Sam Ford, Abigail De Kosnik, and C. Lee Harrington

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737165

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.001.0001

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“The Rhetoric of the Camera in Television Soap Opera” Revisited

“The Rhetoric of the Camera in Television Soap Opera” Revisited

The Case of General Hospital

(p.163) “The Rhetoric of the Camera in Television Soap Opera” Revisited
The Survival of Soap Opera

Bernard M. Timberg

Ernest M. Alba

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines the camera work of the first episode of General Hospital (GH) on April 1, 1963, as positioned within the show’s thirtieth anniversary in 1993, and as compared to a 2009 episode of GH. It demonstrates how the production values and camera technology of soaps have evolved.

Keywords:   soap operas, camera work, daytime television, production value, camera technology

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