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101: Action Movies You Must See Before You Die By Steven Jay Schneider

101: Action Movies You Must See Before You Die by General editor Steven Jay Schneider

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Summary

Action movies made actors such as Bruce Willis into household names for their death-defying onscreen escapades. From the string of stylish and iconic James Bond adventures to the fast-paced, dark works of Tsui Hark, John Woo, Robert Rodriguez, and Christopher Nolan, this title examines the rise of the action film in various forms.

101: Action Movies You Must See Before You Die Summary

101: Action Movies You Must See Before You Die by General editor Steven Jay Schneider

Action movies made actors such as Bruce Willis into household names for their death-defying onscreen escapades. From Sean Connery's "Bond" to Sylvester Stallone's "Rambo", these larger-than-life heroes have kept us on the edge of our cinema seats. Arnie told us he'd be back, and brought new life to the phrase 'hasta la vista'. Harrison Ford made archeologists cool, while Angelina Jolie brought a video game to life. And the battles are ongoing - our appetite for derring-do remains unabated as we watch the "Dark Knight" battle with evil villains straight out of our nightmares. With insight from critics, film historians and academics, "101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die" brings knowledge, insight, and passion to a world where tough men sip martinis, wear tights and capes, and sometimes even turn green - but can still get the girl, save the world, and crush cyborgs, psychopaths, jokers, and aliens along the way. So hold on to your seats for the crazily impossible mission ahead.

About General editor Steven Jay Schneider

Steven Jay Schneider lectures in Cinema Studies at New York University, and has taught in various institutions including Harvard and Birkbeck College, London. He is a regular contributor to cinematic journals and an authority on horror films, as well as directors like Kathryn Bigelow and David Lynch.

Table of Contents

The Great Train Robbery, 1903 The Perils of Pauline, 1914 Safety Last! 1923 The Thief of Baghdad, 1924 Captain Blood, 1935 Lives of a Bengal Lancer, 1935 Adventures of Robin Hood, The, 1938 Mark of Zorro, 1940 The Three Musketeers, 1948 The Wages of Fear, 1953 North by Northwest, 1959 From Russia With Love, 1963 Goldfinger, 1964 Thunderball, 1965 Come Drink With Me, 1966 Our Man Flint, 1966 On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1969 Airport, 1970 The Anderson Tapes, 1971 Diamonds Are Forever, 1971 Dirty Harry, 1971 Five Fingers of Death, 1972 The Getaway, 1972 The Poseidon Adventure, 1972 Slaughter, 1972 Enter the Dragon, 1973 Foxy Brown, 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, 1974 The Towering Inferno, 1974 Death Race 2000, 1975 Rollerball, 1975 Assault on Precinct 13, 1976 Cannonball, 1976 The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977 The Driver, 1978 Drunken Master, 1978 Five Deadly Venoms, 1978 Superman, 1978 For Your Eyes Only, 1981 Knightriders, 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981 48 Hrs., 1982 First Blood, 1982 Shaolin Temple, 1982 Commando, 1985 Police Story, 1985 Top Gun, 1986 Lethal Weapon, 1987 Bloodsport, 1988 Die Hard, 1988 Batman, 1989 The Killer, 1989 The Hunt for Red October, 1990 La Femme Nikita, 1990 Point Break, 1991 Terminator 2: Judgement Day, 1991 Patriot Games, 1992 Under Seige, 1992 The Fugitive, 1993 The Heroic Trio, 1993 In the Line of Fire, 1993 Iron Monkey, 1993 Clear and Present Danger, 1994 The Crow, 1994 Fist of Legend, 1994 Leon, 1994 Speed, 1994 True Lies, 1994 Bad Boys, 1995 Desperado, 1995 GoldenEye, 1995 Mission: Impossible, 1996 The Rock, 1996 Air Force One, 1997 Con Air, 1997 Face/Off, 1997 Armageddon, 1998 Blade, 1998 Ronin, 1998 Taxi, 1998 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000 Gladiator, 2000 X-Men, 2000 The Fast and the Furious, 2001 Tomb Raider, 2001 The Bourne Identity, 2002 Spider-Man, 2002 The Transporter, 2002 Kill Bill Vol.1, 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003 Ong-Bak, 2003 District 13, 2004 300, 2006 Casino Royale, 2006 The Bourne Ultimatum, 2007 Hot Fuzz, 2007 The Dark Knight, 2008 Iron Man, 2008 Taken, 2008 Avatar, 2009

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GOR002187545
9781844036882
184403688X
101: Action Movies You Must See Before You Die by General editor Steven Jay Schneider
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Octopus Publishing Group
2010-09-06
416
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