Overview:The American Martial Arts Film - Martial arts have appeared in American movies since the days of Mr. Moto and Charlie Chan, but English-language martial arts films as a genre did not develop until the 1970s, with the breakthrough success of Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon. They've since proliferated enormously, encompassing every level of filmmaking quality, employing every martial arts system known, and spawning a cadre of action superstars known for their ability to kick butt more than for their talent as actors. Low budgets, straight-to-video releases, and a lack of critical respect have not lessened their influence, and they remain hugely popular and continue to inform the work of the leading lights of American cinema, from Coppola to Stone to Tarantino. This history of American martial arts films, from major features to direct-to-video releases, examines English-language martial arts films in terms of both their historical development and their critical relevance. The first section describes the most common martial arts techniques, the history of martial arts in America, and gives a global overview of the history of martial arts films. Heavily illustrated chapters discuss early trend-setting movies, the first appearances of martial arts in American movies; the influence of Chinese kung fu film imports; martial arts on television and the films' proliferation; the explosive growth of the genre in the 80s; and recent releases, trends, and the direction of English-language martial arts movies. There is a selected filmography of 300 movies.
This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603725649-9780786461028. It was written by the following authors: M. Ray Lott. Book The American Martial Arts Film, which can be read online, published by the company: McFarland & CoInc. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Entertainment, Sports Books. The book was published on 2011-03-30 00:00:00. It has 248 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 431 g. File for download The American Martial Arts Film has PDF format and is called the-american-martial-arts-film.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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