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Keyword : Action Film

1.

A box-office failure on its initial release and now a revered art house, noir, crime film, Point Blank is given its due by Peter Wilshire.

2.

A nuanced theoretical rebuttal to academia's resistance to a serious study of the action film. Part one of two.

3.

Part 2 of Barrowman's theoretical defense of the much maligned action film, concentrating on the films of Steven Seagal as his case study counter-examples.

4.

An ideological reading of the latest Bond film, Skyfall. Author Calvert wonders, is this Bond politically progressive, or a throwback to the Ian Fleming era values?

5.

Kyle Barrowman tackles the thorny theoretical debate of authorship employing Hong Kong mega-action star Bruce Lee in an effort to bring the study of film, at least where Lee is concerned, back to the text. In Part 1 Barrowman lays out the theoretical battleground and in Part 2 he demonstrates the potentialities of a return to the text by doing a close formal analysis of Lee's The Way of the Dragon.

6.

Kyle Barrowman tackles the thorny theoretical debate of authorship employing Hong Kong mega-action star Bruce Lee in an effort to bring the study of film, at least where Lee is concerned, back to the text. In Part 1 Barrowman lays out the theoretical battleground and in Part 2 he demonstrates the potentialities of a return to the text by doing a close formal analysis of Lee's The Way of the Dragon.

7.

Both a primer on the Japanese action film of the 1960s, 1970s, and a detailed analysis of key elements.

8.

A study of how Yôji Yamada's Hidden Blade, from 2004, negotiates, through its narrative and visual style, change in Japanese society.

9.

In this essay Saunders argues that the two Christopher Nolan Batman films are a cut above the usual Hollywood action/spectacle film because of their in-depth character development and their relevance to social and ideological context (the 'war on terror', crime, capitalism, vigilantism).

10.

An analysis of the politics behind Greengrass' thriller, Green Zone.

11.

A review of the Bourne films.

12.

Author Hwanhee Lee tackles the knotty moral issues raised in Park Chan-wook's film ??Oldboy??.

13.

An genre analysis of Park Chan-Wook's particular brand of film thriller.

14.

Author Guan-Soon wrestles through the virutes and ambiguities of Zhang Yimou’s Hero, a film which, according to Guan-Soon, negotiates between a Hollywood style blockbuster and a culturally savvy Chinese martial arts epic.

15.

An exploration of the art of fight choreography as defined by wuxia pan master King Hu.

16.

A report on the 29th International Hong Kong Film festival.

17.

Festival report which covers events from 2002 to 2004.

18.

Fantasia is back after a one year hiatus, stonger than ever.


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An interview with Hong Kong director Johnnie To.


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