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Contemporary action cinema

Author: Lisa Purse
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011.
Series: Cine y espectaculos (E-libro)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Purse
ISBN: 9780748646012 0748646019
OCLC Number: 929627465
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 224 p)
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.'
Series Title: Cine y espectaculos (E-libro)
Responsibility: Lisa Purse.


This book is an authoritative account of post-1990s US action cinema.  Read more...


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An impressive, intelligent book which takes account of the genre's past but focuses attention on its present. Both rigorous and engaging, Purse brings our understanding of action up to date. -- Read more...

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