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The Resource Contemporary action cinema, Lisa Purse

Contemporary action cinema, Lisa Purse

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Contemporary action cinema
Title
Contemporary action cinema
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Purse
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Language
eng
Summary
"Action cinema is a popular and familiar form which reflects the cultural, industrial and historical landscape from which it emerges. Lisa Purse analyses the genre's pleasures and complexities in the light of both its cinematic history and the latest critical debates. Focussing on action cinema of the 2000s, this book explores issues of visual style, narrative, representation and the various contexts of production through a diverse series of case studies including Avatar (2009), Casino Royale (2006), The Hurt Locker (2008) and Banlieue 13 (2004). Providing a groundbreaking account of the way that the spectator engages with the action body and the action narrative, and including analyses of areas of representation that have seldom received sustained attention in the past, this comprehensive study is the perfect companion to modern action cinema. Key Features: Provides wide-ranging analyses and interpretation of action cinema, Discusses representations of heroism, gender and ethnicity, Explores the spectator's embodied engagement with the action film, Examines the effect of 9/11 and changes in US foreign policy"--Publisher description
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N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Contemporary action cinema, Lisa Purse
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Contemporary action cinema, Lisa Purse
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3366/j.ctt1r22sf
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-202) and index
  • Includes filmography (pages 203-211)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narrative and the action film -- The action body -- The action sequence -- Action women -- Action men -- Race in the action film -- Homosexuality in the action film -- Action cinema after 9/11 -- The 'European connection'
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Extent
1 online resource (viii, 224 pages)
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online
Governing access note
Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk.
Isbn
9780748688401
Lccn
2011431334
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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Specific material designation
remote

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