Shakespeare. dallas et le commissaire pour une histoire de la fiction télévisée européenne

Jérôme Bourdon*

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This article relates the history of televised fiction (including movies) in the five big Western European countries. Fiction was a genre with considerable symbolic value. accessible to a wide audience. and linked to national identities. Television first prided itself on live literary and historical drama. As television grew. American fiction increased its competitive appeal. European stations developed and/or improved the popular fiction programs (especially crime stories) while trying to imitate or adapt the genres and methods of American television. Television also tended to absorb the cinema industry. National specificities remain strong; European nations have not succeeded in producing a common "European" fiction.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)176-196
Number of pages21
JournalTemps des Medias
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004

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