Table of contents for Action and adventure cinema / edited by Yvonne Tasker.


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INTRODUCTION: ACTION AND ADVENTURE CINEMA Yvonne Tasker
Part I History, Criticism and Style
 
1.	'TRAUMA THRILLS': NOTES ON EARLY ACTION CINEMA	
Jennifer M. Bean
2. THE 'CULTURE WAR' OF SENSATIONAL MELODRAMA, 1910-1914 
Richard Abel
3. "CHILD OF COMMERCE! BASTARD OF ART!": EARLY FILM 
MELODRAMA 
Ben Singer 
4. ACTION-ADVENTURE AS HOLLYWOOD GENRE 
Steve Neale 
5. DWIGHT MACDONALD AND THE HISTORICAL EPIC 
Mark Jancovich
Part II Theorising Action Aesthetics
6. 'GET READY FOR RUSH HOUR': THE CHRONOTOPE IN ACTION 
Martin Flanagan
7. THE COLLAPSE OF REALITY AND ILLUSION IN THE MATRIX 
Aylish Wood
8. GUNS AND GAS: INVESTIGATING THE POST-CLASSICAL CAR CHASE 
FILM 
Tico Romao 
9. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN'S 'SPECIAL AFFECT' 
Michael Hammond
Part III Gender, Stars, Bodies
10. READY FOR ACTION: G.I. JANE, DEMI MOORE'S BODY AND THE 
FEMALE COMBAT MOVIE 
Linda Ruth Williams 
11. MÁS MACHA: THE NEW LATINA ACTION HERO 
Mary Beltrán
12. BEAUTY IN MOTION: GENDER, SPECTACLE AND ACTION BABE 
CINEMA 
Marc O'Day
13. BREAKDOWN: WHITE MASCULINITY, CLASS AND US ACTION-
ADVENTURE FILMS 
Susan Jeffords
14. MAXIMUS MELODRAMATICUS: MASCULINITY, MASOCHISM AND 
WHITE MALE PARANOIA IN CONTEMPORARY HOLLYWOOD CINEMA 
Martin Fradley
15. THE FAMILY IN ACTION 
Yvonne Tasker
Part IV Nation, Ethnicity and Stardom
16. THE HONG KONG/HOLLYWOOD CONNECTION: STARDOM AND 
SPECTACLE IN TRANSNATIONAL ACTION CINEMA 
Leon Hunt
17. EUROPEANS IN ACTION 
Christine Holmlund 
18. GREEK WAR FILM AS MELODRAMA: WOMEN, FEMALE STARS AND 
THE NATION AS VICTIM 
Lydia Papadimitriou
19. SPAGHETTI WESTERN, GENRE CRITICISM AND NATIONAL CINEMA: 
RE-DEFINING THE FRAME OF REFERENCE 
Dimitris Eleftheriotis
Part V Action, Authorship and Industry
20. GENRE AND VIOLENCE IN THE WORK OF KUROSAWA AND 
PECKINPAH 
Stephen Prince
21. THE DIRTY DOZEN: THE CONTRADICTORY NATURE OF SCREEN 
VIOLENCE 
Tony Williams
22. "IT'S AIMED AT KIDS - THE KID IN EVERYBODY": GEORGE LUCAS, 
STAR WARS AND CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT 
Peter Krämer
23. MAN'S FAVOURITE SPORT? THE ACTION FILMS OF KATHRYN 
BIGELOW 
Barry Keith Grant
24. 'THEY CALL ME ACTION WOMAN': THE MARKETING OF MIMI LEDER 
AS A NEW CONCEPT IN THE HIGH CONCEPT 'ACTION' FILM 
Rachel Williams




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Adventure films History and criticism