Entertainment Books:

The Action and Adventure Cinema

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Action and Adventure Cinema
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Action has established itself as one of the leading commercial genres of the New Hollywood cinema, generating extensive debate in the process. This exciting collection addresses action and adventure from the silent to the contemporary period exploring diverse questions of aesthetics, industry and ideology. Contributors consider how action might best be defined, how it has developed historically, and how it works formally. The critical reception and standing of action and adventure cinema is considered in relation to questions of national culture, violence and the 'art' of cinema. Themes explored include genre and definitions; early action, sensation and melodrama; authorship and action; national and transnational action-adventure traditions; action aesthetics; spectacle and narrative; stars and bodies; class; gender; race and ethnicity. Attempting to evaluate the significance of this type of filmmaking for both popular cinema and film studies, the book underlines the central place of action and adventure within film history.
Release date NZ
August 26th, 2004
Contributor
Edited by Yvonne Tasker
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
24 black & white illustrations
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
432
Dimensions
174x246x24
ISBN-13
9780415235068
Product ID
1681158

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 920 Banana Points