The Resource Action movies : the cinema of striking back, Harvey O'Brien, (ebook)

Action movies : the cinema of striking back, Harvey O'Brien, (ebook)

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Action movies : the cinema of striking back
Title
Action movies
Title remainder
the cinema of striking back
Statement of responsibility
Harvey O'Brien
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Language
eng
Summary
Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back is a study of action cinema, exploring the ethics and aesthetics of the genre with reference to its relatively short history. It moves from seminal classics like Bullitt (1968) and Dirty Harry (1971) through epoch-defining films like Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Die Hard (1988) to revisions, reboots, and renewals in films like Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), Taken (2008), and The Expendables (2010). The action genre is a fusion of form and content: a cinema of action about action. It is a cinema of the will, configured as a decisive reaction to untenable circumstances. Action heroes take up arms against the sea of troubles that beset them, safe in the knowledge that if they don't do it, nobody will. Though this makes the action movie profoundly disturbing as an embodiment of moral ideology, its enduring appeal proves the appetite for assurance remains undiminished, even in the wake of 9/11
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Midwest
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O'Brien, Harvey
Dewey number
791.436
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Short cuts
Series volume
51
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  • Motion picture plays
  • Action and adventure films
Target audience
adult
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Action movies : the cinema of striking back, Harvey O'Brien, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780231850223
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11865166
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11865166
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MWT11865166
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Action movies : the cinema of striking back, Harvey O'Brien, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231850223
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11865166
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11865166
System control number
MWT11865166
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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