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  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:Film & Video
  • Language:English
  • Pages:478
  • eBook ISBN:9798350910742
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350910735

Lethal Weapons Die Hard

The Complete Story of the 1980s Action Film Genre

by Dr. Robbie King

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The Complete Story of the 1980s Action Film Genre The first book ever about the details, context, history, major players and best movies of the action film genre of the 1980s... a motion picture category that defined and influenced an entire generation.
The Complete Story of the Genre That Shaped an Entire Generation If you are a gen-xer or an early millennial or even a late boomer, a large part of your life was likely forged by the movies you watched growing up at some point in the 1980s or early 1990s. Some of these flicks were undoubtedly those in the action genre of the 1980s, a very unique moment in the history of cinema… a time when heroes were bold, brave, and buff figures who would laugh in the face of danger and destroy the bad guys without even blinking an eye. We're talking about the Ramboes, the Lethal Weapons, the Terminators, John McClaines, Nicos, Robocops, Rockys, Axel Foleys and everybody in between. In short, the guys who you looked up to at that moment from a time long gone. For the first time in history, here we present a comprehensive book that covers the alpha to omega of that extremely niche genre, from its origins to its influences, to its historical context, creations, major players and 100 best movies. This is the first book of its kind in the world. For while books on this category of motion pictures have been written before, there has never been something like this in level of detail and analysis. Now, come with me if you want to learn!
About the author
Dr. Robbie King is an American film critic, film historian, film buff, screenwriter, author, clinical psychologist, entrepreneur and polymath who has spent the last three and a half decades watching and studying the action film genre of the 1980s (ever since the actual 80s). He has watched every movie in that category multiple times and has spent countless hours trying to live the 80s action lifestyle of those on-screen heroes… unfortunately to no avail. Yet despite his inability to achieve that goal he has, in the process, become one of the world's foremost authorities on that subject. This book is the culmination of that work.