Investigates action films as a genre and a “spectacle” in world cinema. Considers the aesthetic qualities of the genre and its interaction with the wider context. Issues studied include the relationship between conventions and inventions, the combination of visual and aural spectacle, as well as how identity is articulated through the discourse of nation, gender, ethnicity, age and the landscape.
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Lecturer(s) Associate Professor Xuelin Zhou
MEDIA 221: 15 points
15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies and 30 points passed
FTVMS 221, FTVMS 315, MEDIA 315