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Modern Amazons Warrior Women On-Screen

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ISBN-10: 0879103272

ISBN-13: 9780879103279

Edition: 2006

Authors: James Ursini, Dominique Mainon

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The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women on Screen documents the public's seemingly insatiable fascination with the warrior woman archetype in film and on television. The book examines the cautious beginnings of new roles for women in the late fifties, the rapid development of female action leads during the burgeoning second-wave feminist movement in the late sixties and seventies, and the present-day onslaught of female action characters now leaping from page to screen. The book itself is organized into chapters that group women warriors into sub-genres, e.g., classic Amazons like Xena Warrior Princess and the women of the Conan films; superheroes and their archenemies such as Wonder Woman,…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 3/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Alain Silveris the author ofThe Samurai Filmand the coauthor of fifteen other books, includingRaymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, and two screenplays. He has written numerous articles for theLos Angeles Times,DGA Magazine,Film Comment, andPhoton. He has also produced nine independent features and over fifty soundtrack albums, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.James Ursinihas contributed to various publications includingCinema,Femme Fatales,Mediascene, andPhoton. Together, they are the coauthors of eleven books, among them the Film Noir Reader series,Film Noir: An Encyclopedia Reference to the American Style, andThe Noir Style. They both…    

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Warrior Woman Archetype in Popular Culture
Amazons in Hollywood
Fur Bikinis and Jungle Love
Fantasy, Myth, and Folklore
Haunted and Hunted Monster Killers
Superheroes and Their Archenemies
Where No Man Has Gone Before
Hell Hath No Fury
Enter the Dragons
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee
Girl Power
Super-Sleuths, Spies, and Assassins
Sharpshooters of the West
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Filmography
Timeline
Major Warrior Woman Movies and Television Series
Selected Bibliography
Actors Chapter Index