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The films of James Cameron : critical essays

Author: Matthew Kapell; Stephen McVeigh
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Among the most expensive--and most profitable--films of all time, the works of James Cameron have had a profound effect upon popular culture and the technology of moviemaking. Yet the very blockbuster nature of his films means that the political commentary, cultural discourse and rich symbolism within the works are often overlooked. From The Terminator to Avatar, the director has evinced a persistence of themes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: James Cameron; James Cameron
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Kapell; Stephen McVeigh
ISBN: 1283284138 9781283284134 9786613284136 6613284130 0786487542 9780786487547
OCLC Number: 1162355464
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (240 p.)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Surveying James Cameron's Reluctant Political Commentaries; Fighting the History Wars on the Big Screen; "She's a goddamn liar"; Art, Image and Spectacle in High Concept Cinema; "You have to look with better eyes than that"; "So, what's your story?"; Between Aliens and Avatar; Terminators, Aliens, and Avatars; "I see you"; Gonzalo Guerrero and the Maya Resistance to the Spanish Conquistadors; Conclusion; About the Contributors; Index
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and Stephen McVeigh.

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Among the most expensive--and most profitable--films of all time, the works of James Cameron have had a profound effect upon popular culture and the technology of moviemaking. Yet the very blockbuster nature of his films means that the political commentary, cultural discourse and rich symbolism within the works are often overlooked. From The Terminator to Avatar, the director has evinced a persistence of themes, concerns and visions that capture the contemporary zeitgeist. This collection of essays on James Cameron's films, written by a diverse group of scholars from a wide range of discipline.

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