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The Asian influence on Hollywood action films

Author: Barna William Donovan
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This history showcases the influence of Eastern popular culture on America cinema and the ways in which its storytelling and cinematic techniques have migrated from grainy, low-budget martial arts movies to box-office blockbusters. While special effects gained prominence in the industry, the raw and gritty power of live combat emerged as an audience favorite"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Donovan, Barna William, 1970-
Asian influence on Hollywood action films.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008
(OCoLC)652294735
Named Person: Akira Kurosawa
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barna William Donovan
ISBN: 9780786434039 0786434031
OCLC Number: 213775593
Description: vi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Why Asian action matters --
The master : Akira Kurosawa and the art of warriors --
Dragon rising : the power of Hong Kong martial arts --
The little dragon --
Chuck Noriss : right turn, or, A masculinity crisis and the man who saved the martial arts --
Asian action in the '80s : ninjas and karate kids --
The rise and fall of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Segal --
A new decade and a new world --
Mayhem in slow motion : the viral cinema of John Woo and the Hong Kong new wave --
Drunken master in Hollywood's eye : Jackie Chan takes the West, twice --
Jet Li : the noble warrior --
At the turn of the millennium and beyond : magical realism, violence, and the opening (and closing) of the East.
Responsibility: Barna William Donovan.
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