A Critical Companion to James Cameron

A Critical Companion to James Cameron

Description

This book offers a comprehensive, academic and detailed study of the works of James Cameron, whose films include successful productions such as the first two Terminator films (1984-91), Aliens (1986), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009), but also lesser known films such as Piranha 2: The Spawning (1981), The Abyss (1989), and True Lies (1994), and a series of documentaries on the depths of the ocean or on the tomb of Christ. Cameron's major productions have an immense and enduring popularity throughout the globe and have attracted both public and critical attention. This volume investigates several distinct areas of Cameron's works and addresses the different approaches and topics invited by the multidimensionality of the subject itself: the philosophical, the artistic, the socio-cultural and the personal. The methodologies adopted by the contributors differ significantly from each other, thus offering the reader a variegated and compelling picture of Cameron's oeuvre. Contrary to the numerous volumes published in the past on the subject, each chapter offers specific case studies that have been previously ignored, or only partially mentioned, by other scholars.


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Details

Author(s)
Adam Barkman, Antonio Sanna
Format
Hardback | 244 pages
Dimensions
159 x 237 x 24mm | 540g
Publication date
12 Nov 2018
Publisher
Lexington Books
Publication City/Country
Lanham, MD, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1498572308
ISBN13
9781498572309