Author : M. Ray Lott
Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : McFarland
ISBN : 0786418362
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"This history of American martial arts films, from major features to direct-to-video releases, begins with an overview of the martial arts in America, then moves on to discuss early trend-setting movies; the influence of Chinese kung fu film imports; martial arts on television; 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."--BOOK JACKET.

Author : Caitlin G. Watt
Genre : Art
Publisher : Indiana University Press
ISBN : 9780253062420
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Each John Wick film has earned more money and recognition than its predecessor, defying the conventional wisdom about the box office's action movie landscape, normally dominated by superhero movies and science fiction epics. As The Worlds of John Wick explores, the worldbuilding of John Wick offers thrills that you simply can't find anywhere else. The franchise's plot combines familiar elements of the revenge thriller and crime film with seamlessly coordinated action. One of its most distinctive appeals, however, is the detailed and multifaceted fictional world—or rather, worlds—it constructs. The contributors to this volume consider everything from fight sequences, action aesthetics, and stunts to grief, cinematic space and time, and gender performance to map these worlds and explore how their range and depth make John Wick a hit. A deep dive into this popular neo-noir franchise, The Worlds of John Wick celebrates and complicates the cult phenomenon that is John Wick.

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Genre : New York (N.Y.)
Publisher :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006708643
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Author : Trent Herbert
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Ambassador International
ISBN : 9781620208830
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History repeats. Gladiators Arising: Blood-Bought vs. Blood Sport examines the resurgence of blood sports in the world today and its infiltration into the church. Historians are calling on people not to be comforted in the false assumption that gladiatorial fights could never happen again. Yet, it is realized that the neo-gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts have already arisen. This book walks through the corridors of time and takes a panoramic historical view of the early church’s collision with gladiators and its ultimate victory. The exploding concussion crisis makes this a timely book and the uncomfortable realities need a biblical response. Gladiators Arising demonstrates the early church’s success in piercing the darkness with the Light of Christ. It was through loving those created in His image and sharing the Gospel no matter the cost that changed the course of history. The cross today, standing within the weathered Roman Colosseum, beckons us to remember the past, understand the present, and prepare for the future.

Author : Jennie Bristow
Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Yale University Press
ISBN : 9780300236835
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A decisive intervention in the "war" between generations, asking who stands to gain from conflict between baby boomers and millennials Millennials have been incited to regard their parents' generation as entitled and selfish, and to blame the baby boomers of the Sixties for the cultural and economic problems of today. But is it true that young people have been victimized by their elders? In this book, Jennie Bristow looks at generational labels and the groups of people they apply to. Bristow argues that the prominence and popularity of terms like "baby boomer," "millennial," and "snowflake" in mainstream media operates as a smoke screen--directing attention away from important issues such as housing, education, pensions, and employment. Bristow systematically disputes the myths that surround the "generational war," exposing it to be nothing more than a tool by which the political and social elite can avoid public scrutiny. With her lively and engaging style, Bristow highlights the major issues and concerns surrounding the sociological blame game.

Author : Alastair Phillips
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781838716578
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A comprehensive guide to European actors in American film, this book brings together 15 chapters with A-Z entries on over 900 individuals. It includes case studies of prominent individuals and phenomena associated with the emigres, such as the stereotyping of European actresses in 'bad women' roles, and the irony of Jewish actors playing Nazis.

Author : Robb Peters
Genre : Humor
Publisher : Author House
ISBN : 9781491893890
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By 2008 Robb Peters had been keeping a diary for over ten years. He decided to share the first year of the diary, written between 1998 and 1999, when he was fourteen to fifteen years old. D.A Diary is a year in the life of a teenage boy and his friends. In Robb's opinion, D.A Diary might not be the most interesting book to some, but it is certainly the "funniest". Robb says, "D.A Diary is like Marmite, you either love it or hate it, but I can guarantee you have never read anything like it in your life (even if you're 94)". Enjoy reading about Robb's daily life in 1998 and 1999. Share in the life of a cheeky teen, laugh, cry and enjoy the rollercoaster of the first year of D.A Diary.

Author : Emma Griffin
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Yale University Press
ISBN : 0300116284
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Nearly a decade of divisive debate over foxhunting in Britain culminated with the passage of the Hunting with Dogs Act of 2004. But the battle over the future of hunting is not yet resolved, and polarizing right-or-wrong debates continue undiminished. This book recounts the history of hunting in Britain and offers a fresh perspective on conflicts.

Author : Rei Hiroe
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
ISBN : 9781421557342
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Roanapur turns into a war zone when Balalaika and Hotel Moscow team up with the Triad to hunt down the psychotic Romanian killers Hansel and Gretel. The bloody climax leaves Rock scarred by the grim reality of the underworld he's become a part of, but there's no rest for the wicked. A terrorist organization makes a move against the Triad, and the crew of the Black Lagoon once again gets pulled into the line of fire as an echo of the past comes back to haunt the present. Cock the hammer, it's time for action! -- VIZ Media

Author : Barry Keith Grant
Genre : Motion pictures
Publisher : Schirmer Books
ISBN : UCSD:31822035465202
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This reference source covers all aspects of the cinema, including film history, production, national cinemas, genre theory and criticism, and cultural contexts.