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Title Action and adventure cinema / edited by Yvonne Tasker
Published London : Routledge, 2004


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Description xv, 414 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 'Trauma thrills' : notes on early action cinema / Jennifer M. Bean -- The 'culture war' of sensational melodrama, 1910-14 / Richard Abel -- 'Child of commerce! Bastard of art!' : early film melodrama / Ben Singer -- Action-adventure as Hollywood genre / Steve Neale -- Dwight Macdonald and the historical epic / Mark Jancovich -- 'Get ready for rush hour' : the chronotype in action / Martin Flanagan -- The collapse of reality and illusion in The matrix / Aylish Wood -- Guns and gas : investigating the 1970s car chase film / Tico Romao -- Saving Private Ryan's 'special affect' / Michael Hammond --Ready for action : G.I. Jane, Demi Moore's body and the female combat movie / Linda Ruth Williams -- Más macha : the new Latina action hero / Mary Beltrán -- Beauty in motion : gender, spectacle and action babe cinema / Marc O'Day -- Breakdown : white masculinity, class, and US action-adventure films / Susan Jeffords -- Maximus melodramaticus : masculinity, masochism and white male paranoia in contemporary Hollywood cinema / Martin Fradley -- The family in action / Yvonne Tasker -- The Hong Kong/Hollywood connection : stardom and spectacle in transnational action cinema / Leon Hunt -- Europeans in action! / Christine Holmlund -- Greek war film as melodrama : women
female stars, and the nation as victim / Lydia Papadimitriou -- Spaghetti western, genre criticism and national cinema : re-defining the frame of reference / Dimitris Eleftheriotis -- Genre and violence in the work of Kurosawa and Peckinpah / Stephen Prince -- The dirty dozen : the contradictory nature of screen violence / Tony Williams -- 'It's aimed at kids - the kid in everybody' : George Lucas, Star wars and children's entertainment / Peter Krämer -- Man's favourite sport? The action films of Kathryn Bigelow / Barry Keith Grant -- 'They call me "action woman" ' : the marketing of Mimi Leder as a new concept in the high concept 'action' film / Rachel Williams
Summary Addressing areas such as genre, film history and style, action and spectacle, stars and bodies, action auteurs and the film industry, the reader covers both Hollywood and also European and Asian action cinema
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to EBL (Ebook Library)
Print version record
Subject Motion pictures -- Plots, themes, etc.
Violence in motion pictures.
Action and adventure films -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Author Tasker, Yvonne, 1964-
Ebooks Corporation.
LC no. 2004001612
ISBN 0415235065 :
0415235073 paperback