The Modern Amazons
Warrior Women on Screen
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Modern Amazons by Dominique Mainon
Book Description"The Modern Amazon" is organised into chapters that group women warriors into sub-genres, e.g., classic Amazons like "Xena" and the women of the Conan films; superheroes and their arch enemies such as "Wonder Woman", "Batgirl", and "Catwoman"; revenge films such as the "Kill Bill" movies; Sexploitation and Blaxploitation films such as "Coffy" and "Ilsa"; Hong Kong cinema and warriors such as Angela Mao, Cynthia Rothrock, and Zhang Ziyi; Sci-fi warriors from "Star Trek", "Blade Runner", and "Star Wars"; supersleuths and spies like the "Avengers" and "Charlie's Angels"; and, Gothic warriors such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and Kate Beckinsale in "Underworld" and "Van Helsing" - and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780879103279
(235mm x 190mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Limelight Editions
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Dominique Mainon
Dominique Mainon is a writer/researcher, martial arts aficionado, guerrilla artist, and producer for an independent film company. James Ursini is author, co-author, or co-editor of over twenty books on film history, inc. The Vampire Film and The Film Noir Reader series (published by Limelight).
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