The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion by James ClarkeThe Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion by James Clarke

The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

byJames Clarke

Paperback | September 16, 2014

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This timely volume explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of spectacle. The book also considers Cameron's engagement with the aesthetic of visual effects and the 'now' technology of performance-capture which is arguably moving a certain kind of event-movie cinema from photography to something more akin to painting. This book is explicit in presenting Cameron as an authentic auteur, and each chapter is dedicated to a single film in his body of work, from The Terminator to Avatar. Space is also given to discussion of Strange Days as well as his short films and documentary works.

James Clarke is a UK-based film writer, contributing to numerous cinema-related publications. He has also taught Film Studies and designed Screenwriting courses at UK universities.
Title:The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic MotionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pagesPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231169779

ISBN - 13:9780231169776


Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Genesis: From Short Film Visions to Low-Budget Monster Movie2. The Terminator (1984)3. Aliens (1986)4. The Abyss (1989)5. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)6. True Lies (1994)7. Titanic (1997)8. Avatar (2009)9. Cameron's Documentaries10. Cameron as Writer and ProducerFilmographyBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

Informative, interesting, and effective.... Reading James Clarke's The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion helps readers to appreciate [Cameron's] influence and proves to be an intriguing experience.