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Action Movies [electronic resource] : The Cinema of Striking Back by O'Brien, Harvey.;
OTHER TITLES IN THE SHORT CUTS SERIES; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; 1 THE WAR AT HOME; 2 THE HYPERBOLIC BODY; 3 THE END OF IDEOLOGY; 4 THE RETURN; FILMOGRAPHY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEXAction Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back is a study of action cinema, exploring the ethics and aesthetics of the genre with reference to its relatively short history. It moves from seminal classics like Bullitt (1968) and Dirty Harry (1971) through epoch-defining films like Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Die Hard (1988) to revisions, reboots, and renewals in films like Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), Taken (2008), and The Expendables (2010). The action genre is a fusion of form and content: a cinema of action about action. It is a cinema of the will, configured as a decisive reaction to
Subjects: Electronic books.; Action and adventure films; Motion pictures -- History.; Motion pictures;
© 2012., Columbia University Press,
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The Asian Influence on Hollywood Action Films. by Donovan, Barna William.;
Cover -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Part I. American Impact and Asian Roots -- 1. Why Asian Action Matters -- 2. The Master: Akira Kurosawa and the Art of Warriors -- 3. Dragon Rising: The Power of Hong Kong Martial Arts -- 4. The Little Dragon -- Part II. American Fighters -- 5. Chuck Norris: Right Turn ... Or, a Masculinity Crisis and the Man Who Saved the Martial Arts -- 6. Asian Action in the '80s: Ninjas and Karate Kids -- 7. The Rise and Fall of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal -- Part III. The New Hong Kong Invasion -- 8. A New Decade and a New World -- 9. Mayhem in Slow Motion: The Viral Cinema of John Woo and the Hong Kong New Wave -- 10. Drunken Master in Hollywood's Eye: Jackie Chan Takes the West ... Twice -- 11. Jet Li: The Noble Warrior -- 12. At the Turn of the Millennium and Beyond: Magical Realism, Violence, and the Opening (and Closing) of the East -- Chapter Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.Filmmakers of the Pacific Rim have been delivering punches, chops and flying kicks to the Hollywood movie industry for years. 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, spawning Asian stars Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and martial arts-trained stars Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Action and adventure films -- Asia -- History and criticism.; Action and adventure films -- United States -- History and criticism.;
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New Jack City [videorecording] / by Van Peebles, Mario.(SAGE)1837348; McHenry, Jackson.; Snipes, Wesley.(SAGE)1862771; Ice-T(Musician)(SAGE)1852795; Rock, Chris.(SAGE)1900104; Nelson, Judd.(SAGE)1943151; Wright, Thomas Lee.(SAGE)1784021; Cooper, Barry Michael.(SAGE)1995214;
Wesley Snipes, Ice T, Judd Nelson, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles.Director of photography, Francis Kenny ; editor, Steve Kemper ; music, Michel Colombier.MPAA rating: R.Gangster film, set in New York City during the 1980s, about a young, rich, smart drug baron who thinks he's untouchable, and the tough, street-smart cops determined to bring him down.DVD.
Subjects: Feature films; Gangster films.; Drug traffic; Action and adventure films.; Feature films.;
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Heist [videorecording] / by Mamet, David.(SAGE)1655762; Linson, Art.(SAGE)1863736; Samaha, Elie,1955-(SAGE)1985128; Stevens, Andrew,1955-(SAGE)1981067; Hackman, Gene.(SAGE)1813128; DeVito, Danny.(SAGE)1791580; Lindo, Delroy,1952-(SAGE)1961619; Rockwell, Sam.(SAGE)1967087; Pidgeon, Rebecca.(SAGE)1929587; Jay, Ricky.(SAGE)1659716; LuPone, Patti.(SAGE)1708073; Morgan Creek Productions.(SAGE)1955852; Franchise Pictures (Firm)(SAGE)2100005; Indelible Picture (Firm)(SAGE)1988262; Warner Home Video (Firm)(SAGE)1947657;
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 audio.Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, Sam Rockwell, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, Patti Lupone.Director of photography, Robert Elswit ; editor, Barbara Tulliver ; music, Theodore Shapiro ; costume designer, Renée April ; production designer, David Wasco.MPAA rating: R.An accomplished thief has his career jeopardized after he's caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, he and his associates are blackmailed by their longtime fence into stealing Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, he and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between his young wife and the fence's nephew, who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. Betrayals and backstabbings are the order of the day as they get closer to the payday of a lifetime.
Subjects: Feature films.; Caper films.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Gold theft; Thieves; Receiving stolen goods; Extortion; Betrayal; Feature films.; Action and adventure films.;
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Moby Dick [videorecording] / by Huston, John,1906-1987.(SAGE)1662734; Peck, Gregory,1916-2003(SAGE)1702456; Basehart, Richard,1914-1984(SAGE)1773973; Welles, Orson,1915-1985(SAGE)1662714; Genn, Leo,1905-1978(SAGE)1783998; Bradbury, Ray,1920-2012(SAGE)1685295; Melville, Herman,1819-1891.Moby Dick(SAGE)1824953; United Artists Corporation(SAGE)1650877; Moulin Productions.(SAGE)2024598; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.(SAGE)1964632;
DVD; Dolby digital.Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice, Harry Andrews, Bernard Miles, Mervyn Johns, Orson Welles.Not rated.Consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab has but one purpose in life-- revenge on the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him.
Subjects: Ahab, Captain (Fictitious character); Whaling; Feature films.; Action and adventure films; Video recordings for the hearing impaired;
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A very long engagement [videorecording] / by Tautou, Audrey,1976-(SAGE)1223119; Jeunet, Jean-Pierre,1955-(SAGE)1297716; Ulliel, Gaspard,1984-(SAGE)1241566; Becker, Jean-Pierre.(SAGE)1282840; Bettenfeld, Dominique.(SAGE)1246732; Cornillac, Clovis.(SAGE)1250358; Cotillard, Marion,1975-(SAGE)1249948; Daroussin, Jean-Pierre.; Depardieu, Julie,1973-(SAGE)1394389; Dreyfus, Jean-Claude.(SAGE)1296606; Dussollier, André.(SAGE)1030980; Karyo, Tchéky,1953-(SAGE)1222865; Holgado, Ticky.(SAGE)1197931; Kircher, Jérôme.(SAGE)1265541; Lavant, Denis.; Neuwirth, Chantal.(SAGE)1256682; Pinon, Dominique.(SAGE)1154084; Rouve, Jean-Paul,1967-(SAGE)1231997; Vuillermoz, Michel.(SAGE)1274708; Boespflug, Francis.(SAGE)1283176;
In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiance Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But Mathilde refuses to believe it. If Manech had died, she would know. She hangs on to her intuition as tightly as she would onto the last thread of hope linking her to her lover. A former seageant tells her in vain that Manech died in the no man's land of a trench named Bingo Crepescule, in the company of four other men condemned to die for self-inflicted wounds. Her path ahead is full of obstacles but Mathilde is not frightened. Anything is possible to someone who is willing to challenge fate... -- from back cover.
Subjects: Romance fiction.; War fiction.; Action and adventure films.; Feature films.; Man-woman relationships; World War, 1914-1918; Military discipline;
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War and Film. by Chapman, James.;
War and Film Cover -- Imprint page -- contents -- introduction -- 1 war as spectacle -- 2 war as tragedy -- 3 war as adventure -- conclusion -- references -- select filmography -- acknowledgements -- photo acknowledgements -- index.A study of remarkable breadth and scope, War and Film exposes the power of cinema in shaping our perceptions of violent conflict.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Electronic books. -- local.; Motion pictures -- Plots, themes, etc.; War films -- History and criticism.;
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The Ominous Eye : The Nocturnals Book 2. by Hecht, Tracey.(DLC)2070832; Liebman, Kate.(DLC)2070650;
A Flabbergastifying adventure under the stars! The second humorous adventure in The Nocturnals, a deluxe, beautifully illustrated middle grade series.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Action and adventure fiction.;
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Nomads of the North [electronic resource] : A Story of Romance and Adventure Under the Open Stars by Curwood, James Oliver.;
Title; Contents; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Nine; Chapter Ten; Chapter Eleven; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Thirteen; Chapter Fourteen; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixteen; Chapter Seventeen; Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty; Chapter Twenty-One; Chapter Twenty-Two; Chapter Twenty-Three; Chapter Twenty-Four; Chapter Twenty-Five; Chapter Twenty-Six The basis for several memorable film adaptations, <i>Nomads of the North</i> is a gripping action-adventure tale that offers readers a heady blend of misbegotten love, crossed wires, daring getaways, and courageous deeds. Will recently reunited lovers Raoul and Nanette make it as fugitives living in the harsh Northern forest? Read <i>Nomads of the North</i> to find out.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Bears -- Fiction.; Canada, Northern -- Fiction.; Wolves -- Fiction.;
© 2011., The Floating Press,
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Steven Spielberg : Director and Producer of the Jurassic Park Series. by Felix, Rebecca.;
Cover -- Contents -- Hollywood Legend -- Circus Surprise -- Making Movies -- Universal Studios -- Thrilling Success -- Aliens and Adventure -- Film and Family -- Cinema King -- Timeline -- Glossary -- Websites -- Index -- Back Cover.This title examines the remarkable life of Steven Spielberg. Readers will learn about his family background, childhood, and education, his career as a movie producer and director, and his famous works. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, fast facts, list of famous works, and a critical evaluation activity. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.;
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