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Action Speaks Louder
Violence, Spectacle, and the American Action Movie
Eric Lichtenfeld

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Foreword by Richard Slotkin
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction: A Little Violence Never Hurt Anyone
• Prelude: 1971
• “The Law’s Crazy”: The Vigilante and Other Myths
• Automatons: Rise of the Killing Machines
• Enter the Fists: The Body as the Weapon
• Into the Jungle, Out of the Wasteland: Action in the Wild
• Blowing Up All Those Familiar Places: Terror and the Confined Arena
• Unmitigated Disasters: Old Formulas and the New Spectacle
• Tomorrow’s Heroes Today: Action Meets the Fantastic
• Excelsior!: March of the Superheroes
• Conclusion: Sifting Through the Rubble
• Notes
• Index

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