Book , Print in English

Action and adventure cinema

edited by Yvonne Tasker.
  • London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
  • xv, 414 pages : illustrations; 26 cm.
Subjects
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.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 0415235065 (alk. paper)
  • 0415235073 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2004001612
  • OCLC: 54111578