Action Speaks Louder
Violence, Spectacle, and the American Action Movie
By (author) Eric Lichtenfeld
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Action Speaks Louder by Eric Lichtenfeld
Book DescriptionFor more than 30 years, the action movie has been the film genre that most represents Hollywood to the world, as action films find blockbuster success at box offices internationally. Still, the genre seldom receives the critical attention it deserves. Studying its trends, key components, and visual excesses, this new and expanded edition of Action Speaks Louder traces the genre's evolution to reveal how it has come to assume its place of prominence in American culture. With scores of in-depth case studies-including films such as Dirty Harry, RoboCop, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Armageddon, Spider-Man, War of the Worlds, and The Incredibles-author Eric Lichtenfeld draws on film analysis, production histories, critical responses, studio marketing materials, and original filmmaker interviews. Up-to-date and comprehensive, Action Speaks Louder is the definitive study of the movies' most kinetic form of fun.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780819568014
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Eric Lichtenfeld
Eric Lichtenfeld has worked in many areas of the film industry, and his articles have appeared in film publications including The Scenographer, Film Score Monthly, and Trace, the journal of the Art Directors Guild. He has contributed features and commentaries to special edition DVD releases of such films as Predator, Die Hard, and Speed, and has taught film studies at Loyola Marymount University.
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