The Films of James Cameron: Critical Essays
Among the most expensive—and most profitable—films of all time, the works of James Cameron have had a profound effect upon popular culture and the technology of moviemaking. Yet the very blockbuster nature of his films means that the political commentary, cultural discourse and rich symbolism within the works are often overlooked. From The Terminator to Avatar, the director has evinced a persistence of themes, concerns and visions that capture the contemporary zeitgeist. This collection of essays on James Cameron’s films, written by a diverse group of scholars from a wide range of disciplines, provides a comprehensive exploration of the work and legacy of one of America’s foremost filmmakers.
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Surveying James Camerons Reluctant Political Commentaries
Fighting the History Wars on the Big Screen
Shes a goddamn liar
Art Image and Spectacle in High Concept Cinema
You have to look with better eyes than that
So whats your story?
Between Aliens and Avatar
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