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Mainon, Dominique and James Ursini. The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women On-Screen. Pompton Plains: Limelight Ed, 2006. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0879103272
BibTeX citation key: Mainon2006a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adaptation, Film adaptation, Gender
Creators: Mainon, Ursini
Publisher: Limelight Ed. (Pompton Plains)
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The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women On-Screen documents the public's seemingly insatiable fascination with the warrior woman archetype in film and on television. The book examines the cautious beginnings of new roles for women in the late fifties, the rapid development of female action leads during the burgeoning second-wave feminist movement in the late sixties and seventies, and the present-day onslaught of female action characters now leaping from page to screen. The book itself is organized into chapters that group women warriors into sub-genres, e.g., classic Amazons like Xena Warrior Princess and the women of the Conan films; superheroes and their archenemies such as Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Catwoman; revenge films such as the Kill Bill movies; Sexploitation and Blaxploitation films such as Coffy and the Ilsa trilogy; Hong Kong cinema and warriors like Angela Mao, Cynthia Rothrock, and Zhang Ziyi; sci-fi warriors from Star Trek, Blade Runner, and Star Wars; supersleuths and spies like the Avengers and Charlie's Angels; and gothic warriors such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Kate Beckinsale in Underworld and Van Helsing. In addition, the book is lavishly illustrated with over 400 photos of these popular-culture icons in action, interesting articles and sidebars about themes, trends, weapons, style, and trivia, as well as a complete filmography of more than 150 titles.

Table of Contents

Introduction (xi)

Ch. 1: The Warrior Woman Archetype (1)
Ch. 2: Amazons in Hollywood (9)
Ch. 3: Fur Bikinis and Jungle Love (19)
Ch. 4: Fantasy, Myth, and Folklore (31)
Ch. 5: Haunted and Hunted, Monster Killers (71)
Ch. 6: Superheroes and Their Archenemies (113)
Ch. 7: Where No Man Has Gone Before (169)
Ch. 8: Hell Hath No Fury (205)
Ch. 9: Enter the Dragons (241)
Ch. 10: Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee (265)
Ch. 11: Girl Power (279)
Ch. 12: Super-Sleuths, Spies, and Assassins (299)
Ch. 13: Sharpshooters of the West (325)
Ch. 14: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (339)

Filmography (353)
Timeline (387)
Major Warrior Woman Movies and Television Series (391)
Selected Bibliography (395)
Actors Chapter Index (397)
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