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Why Arnold matters : the rise of a cultural icon

Author: Michael Blitz; Louise Krasniewicz
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this first-ever analysis of the phenomenon of Arnold-in-America, co-authors Michael Blitz and Louise Krasniewicz trace Schwarzenegger's innumerable cultural incursions: how he has become a major metaphor for all things big, powerful, and influential; how he has redefined the American body; and how he has spread his catchphrases ("Hasta la vista, baby") like a virus that can't be stopped. After two decades of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blitz, Michael.
Why Arnold matters.
New York : Basic Books, c2004
(OCoLC)607138656
Online version:
Blitz, Michael.
Why Arnold matters.
New York : Basic Books, c2004
(OCoLC)607784135
Named Person: Arnold Schwarzenegger; Arnold Schwarzenegger; Arnold Schwarzenegger; Arnold Schwarzenegger
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Blitz; Louise Krasniewicz
ISBN: 0465037526 9780465037520
OCLC Number: 54372122
Description: xv, 302 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Crusade for Kahl-eee-fohr-nya --
Total recall: Conan vs. the Terminator, California 2003 --
Around the world in (almost) 80 days --
Collateral damage: connecting the dots --
Dave --
Eraser: the Schwarzenegger of all metaphors --
The Terminator: 3D icon --
Stay hungry: appetites for Arnold --
Predator: Arnold's bodies of work --
Scavenger hunt: toilets and titles --
Christmas in Connecticut: Arnold dreaming --
All we really needed to know before we went out into the world are the things we learned from Kindergarten Cop --
Running man: the sequel.
Responsibility: Michael Blitz and Louise Krasniewicz.
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An analytical assessment of Arnold Schwarzenegger's rise to the governorship of California examines the role of celebrity in politics and argues that this factor will continue to shape politics for  Read more...

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