Author:
Linked author:  Yvonne Tasker
Title:Action and Adventure Cinema
Place:London and New York
Publisher:Routledge
Year:2004
Pages:xv, 414
ISBN:0-415-23506-5 (hbk), 0-415-23507-3 (pbk)
Index:yes
Bibliography: no
Illustrations: yes

Articles
1Yvonne Tasker, Introduction, Action and adventure cinema
17Jennifer M. Bean, 'Trauma Thrills', Notes on early action cinema
31Richard Abel, The 'culture war' of sensational melodrama, 1910-14
52Ben Singer, 'Child of Commerce! Bastard of Art!', Early film melodrama
71Steve Neale, Action-Adventure as Hollywood Genre
84Marc Jancovich, Dwight Macdonald and the Historical Epic
103Martin Flanagan, 'Get Ready for Rush Hour', The chronotope inaction
119Aylish Wood, the Collapse of Reality and Illusion in The Matrix
130Tico Romao, Guns and Gas, Investigating the 1970s car chase film
153Michael Hammond, Saving Private Ryan's 'special affect'
169Linda Ruth Williams, Ready for Action, G.I. Jane, Demi Moore's body and the female combat movie
186Mary Beltrán, Más Macha, The new Latina action hero
201Marc O'Day, Beauty in Motion, Gender, spectacle and action babe cinema
219Susan Jeffords, Breakdown, White masculinity, class, and US action-adventure films
235Martin Fradley, Maximus Melodramaticus, Masculinity, masochism and white male paranoia in contemporary Hollywood cinema
252Yvonne Tasker, The Family in Action
269Leon Hunt, The Hong Kong/Hollywood Connection, Stardom and spectacle in transnational action cinema
284Christine Holmlund, Europeans in Action!
297Lydia Papadimitriou, Greek War Film as Melodrama, Women, female stars and the nation as victim
309Dimitris Eleftheriotis, Spaghetti Western, Genre Criticism and National Cinema, Re-defining the frame of reference
331Stephen Prince, Genre and Violence in the Work of Kurosawa and Peckinpah
345Tony Williams, The Dirty Dozen, The contradictory nature of screen violence
358Peter Krämer, 'It's Aimed at Kids - The Kid in Everybody', George Lucas, Star Wars and children's entertainment
371Barry Keith Grant, Man's Favourite Sport?, The action films of Kathryn Bigelow
385Rachel Williams, 'They Call Me "Action Woman"', The marketing of Mimi Leder as a new concept in the high concept 'action' film

Author:Yvonne Tasker
Linked author:
Title:Introduction, Action and adventure cinema
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:1-13
Illustrations:  no
Author:Jennifer M. Bean
Linked author:
Title:'Trauma Thrills', Notes on early action cinema
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:17-30
Illustrations:  no
Author:Richard Abel
Linked author:
Title:The 'culture war' of sensational melodrama, 1910-14
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:31-51
Illustrations:  yes
Author:Ben Singer
Linked author:
Title:'Child of Commerce! Bastard of Art!', Early film melodrama
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:52-70
Illustrations:  no
Author:Steve Neale
Linked author:
Title:Action-Adventure as Hollywood Genre
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:71-83
Illustrations:  no
Author:Marc Jancovich
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Title:Dwight Macdonald and the Historical Epic
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:84-99
Illustrations:  no
Author:Martin Flanagan
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Title:'Get Ready for Rush Hour', The chronotope inaction
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:103-118
Illustrations:  no
Author:Aylish Wood
Linked author:
Title:the Collapse of Reality and Illusion in The Matrix
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:119-129
Illustrations:  no
Related film: The Matrix (1999)
Author:Tico Romao
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Title:Guns and Gas, Investigating the 1970s car chase film
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:130-152
Illustrations:  yes
Author:Michael Hammond
Linked author:
Title:Saving Private Ryan's 'special affect'
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:153-166
Illustrations:  no
Related film: Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Author:Linda Ruth Williams
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Title:Ready for Action, G.I. Jane, Demi Moore's body and the female combat movie
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:169-185
Illustrations:  no
Related film: G.I. Jane (1997)
Related person:   Demi Moore
Author:Mary Beltrán
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Title:Más Macha, The new Latina action hero
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:186-200
Illustrations:  yes
Author:Marc O'Day
Linked author:
Title:Beauty in Motion, Gender, spectacle and action babe cinema
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:201-218
Illustrations:  yes
Author:Susan Jeffords
Linked author:
Title:Breakdown, White masculinity, class, and US action-adventure films
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:219-234
Illustrations:  no
Author:Martin Fradley
Linked author:
Title:Maximus Melodramaticus, Masculinity, masochism and white male paranoia in contemporary Hollywood cinema
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:235-251
Illustrations:  no
Author:Yvonne Tasker
Linked author:
Title:The Family in Action
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:252-266
Illustrations:  no
Author:Leon Hunt
Linked author:
Title:The Hong Kong/Hollywood Connection, Stardom and spectacle in transnational action cinema
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:269-283
Illustrations:  no
Author:Christine Holmlund
Linked author:
Title:Europeans in Action!
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:284-296
Illustrations:  no
Related persons:   Dolph Lundgren
Rutger Hauer
Jeroen Krabbé
Christopher Lambert
Jean-Claude van Damme
Author:Lydia Papadimitriou
Linked author:
Title:Greek War Film as Melodrama, Women, female stars and the nation as victim
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:297-308
Illustrations:  no
Author:Dimitris Eleftheriotis
Linked author:
Title:Spaghetti Western, Genre Criticism and National Cinema, Re-defining the frame of reference
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:309-327
Illustrations:  yes
Author:Stephen Prince
Linked author:
Title:Genre and Violence in the Work of Kurosawa and Peckinpah
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:331-344
Illustrations:  no
Related persons:   Akira Kurosawa
Sam Peckinpah
Author:Tony Williams
Linked author:
Title:The Dirty Dozen, The contradictory nature of screen violence
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:345-357
Illustrations:  no
Related film: The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Author:Peter Krämer
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Title:'It's Aimed at Kids - The Kid in Everybody', George Lucas, Star Wars and children's entertainment
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:358-370
Illustrations:  no
Related film: Star Wars (1977)
Related persons:   George Lucas
Author:Barry Keith Grant
Linked author:
Title:Man's Favourite Sport?, The action films of Kathryn Bigelow
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:371-384
Illustrations:  no
Related persons:   Kathryn Bigelow
Author:Rachel Williams
Linked author:
Title:'They Call Me "Action Woman"', The marketing of Mimi Leder as a new concept in the high concept 'action' film
in:Yvonne Tasker (ed.), Action and Adventure Cinema, London and New York, 2004
Pp:385-397
Illustrations:  no
Related persons:   Mimi Leder