Action/Spectacle Cinema: A Sight and Sound Reader

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9780851707570: Action/Spectacle Cinema: A Sight and Sound Reader

This work asserts that popular films dismissed as "popcorn" movies should be taken seriously. The volume includes case studies of such key figures as John Woo and a range of articles that focus on some of the most successful films of the 90s like "Titanic" and directors like Tarantino.

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José Arroyo is lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Warwick and has written on Spanish and Canadian Cinema.

Contributors are drawn from the industry, academia and journalism and include Martin Barker, Manohla Dargis, Richard Dyer, Larry Gross, J. Hoberman, Nick James, B. Ruby Rich, Jonathan Romney, Yvonne Tasker, Amy Taubin and others.

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"Funky and alive . . . subversive . . . a top read."--"Cinema Papers

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