Modern Amazons: Warrior Women on Screen

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2006 - Performing Arts - 400 pages
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Includes chapters that group women warriors into sub-genres. This work features: classic Amazons like Xena and the women of the Conan films; superheroes and their arch enemies such as Wonder Woman, and Batgirl; revenge films such as the Kill Bill movies; Sexploitation and Blaxploitation films such as Coffy and Ilsa; and, others.
  

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Contents

The Warrior Woman Archetype in Popular Culture
xxi
Amazons in Hollywood
7
Fur Bikinis and Jungle Love
17
Fantasy Myth and Folklore
29
Haunted and Hunted Monster Killers
69
Hell Hath No Fury
203
Enter the Dragons
239
Float Like a Butterfly Sting Like a Bee
263
SuperSleuths Spies and Assassins
297
Sharpshooters of the West
323
Filmography
351
Timeline
385
Major Warrior Woman Movies and Television Series
389
Selected Bibliography
393
Actors Chapter Index
395
Copyright

Girl Power
277

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About the author (2006)

Alain Silver is the author of The Samurai Film and the coauthor of fifteen other books, including Raymond Chandlerís Los Angeles, and two screenplays. He has written numerous articles for the Los Angeles Times, DGA Magazine, Film Comment, and Photon. 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 Ursini has contributed to various publications including Cinema, Femme Fatales, Mediascene, and Photon. Together, they are the coauthors of eleven books, among them the Film Noir Reader series, Film Noir: An Encyclopedia Reference to the American Style, and The Noir Style. They both live in Santa Monica.

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