This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
For more than 30 years, the action movie has been the film genre that most represents Hollywood to the world, and represents the world to American audiences. Still, the action film has never received the critical attention it deserves. Studying its various trends and visual excesses, Action Speaks Louder: Violence, Spectacle, and the American Action Movie traces the genre's evolution and sources to reveal how it has come to assume its place of prominence in American identity and American life. With scores of in-depth case studies―including films such as Dirty Harry, Death Wish, RoboCop, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Armageddon, and Spider-Man―author Eric Lichtenfeld draws on film analysis, production histories, critical responses, studio marketing, original filmmaker interviews, and considerations of the genre's weaponry itself.
No previous book has taken on this subject with such rigor, and few genre studies of any kind synthesize critical reaction, studio marketing and advertising, and filmmaker interviews. Moreover, the action genre has never been studied with the dedication that critics have devoted to other genres, such as the Western, film noir, and screwball and romantic comedies. Action Speaks Louder provides a fresh perspective on the history and craft of a category of films that are among cinema's most popular, ones that certainly represent the movies' most primal form of fun.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Examines the American action movie as it has evolved into one of the most significant genres of Hollywood's post-studio era, exploring its major films, sources, stars, and conventions, and the ways in which it both has shaped and has reflected American culture.About the Author:
ERIC LICHTENFELD is a freelance writer who has contributed to film publications including Film Score Monthly, The Scenographer, and the Journal of the Art Directors Guild. He has worked in many areas of the film industry, including pre-production and marketing, and studied cinema at Wesleyan University and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his Master's degree.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Praeger Pub Text, Westport, Connecticut, U.S.A., 2004. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Book is square, solid, perfect, with a lovely DJ. You'll be compelled to hop, skip, and madly cartwheel around the living room once you have this book in your hands!. Seller Inventory # 017873
Book Description Condition: Brand New. Brand New Original US Edition, Perfect Condition. Printed in English. Excellent Quality, Service and customer satisfaction guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # AINDN-8487
Book Description Condition: Brand New. New. US edition. Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!!. Seller Inventory # SHUB29503
Book Description Condition: New. New. US edition. Perfect condition. Customer satisfaction our priority. Seller Inventory # ABE-APR-29503
Book Description PAPERBACK. Condition: New. Book Cover and ISBN may be different from US edition but contents as same US Edition.We do not provide CD and access code. We may ship the books from Asian regions for inventory purpose. Our courier service is not available at APO FPO AND PO BOX. Seller Inventory # abe22499
Book Description Condition: New. Brand New Original US Edition.We Ship to PO BOX Address also. EXPEDITED shipping option also available for faster delivery.This item may ship fro the US or other locations in India depending on your location and availability. Seller Inventory # AUNEW-8487
Book Description Condition: Brand New. New. US edition. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # ABEUSAAPR19-29503
Book Description Praeger, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110275980545
Book Description Praeger, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0275980545
Book Description Praeger 2004-09-30, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0275980545 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # XM-0275980545