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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (July 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786434031
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786434039
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,015,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Barna William Donovan is a professor of communications and media studies at Saint Peter's, the Jesuit College of New Jersey. His articles, columns, and reviews on film and popular culture have been published in academic journals such as Communication Annual and Men and Masculinities as well as various newspapers.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MF Luder on October 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
I got this book in hopes that it would help me better understand the action adventure genre for my upcoming debate team topic. When my prof first assigned the debate topic, I was dumbfounded because I wasn't even sure how I'd go about researching the topic. Well, a few text messages later with some friends at St. Peter's College, I learned that Dr. Donovan who teaches there was the premier authority on not only the action adventure genre, but also more specifically, the boxing segment of the genre and Asian action-adventure films. Not wasting any time, I got the book. This book doesn't just act to inform and educate, but it also entertains! The writing style is understandable, yet authoritative and accomplished. I felt like I was reading something truly by an expert who not only knows and understands the field but has a deep passion and enjoyment of it.

At any rate, the book helped my research in a way that I never thought would be possible when I got the assignment. I got a chance to drill down into quite a bit of detail on the topic as I armed myself with a lot of the analysis Dr. Donovan discusses in the book.

In the end, I found myself walking away with a genuine interest in how Asian action film influenced subsequent Hollywood action films. Now I'm just waiting for Dr. Donovan to come out with a fiction action-adventure book! When's that coming?

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Asian action film genre and also its US Hollywood based counter-parts!
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Barna William Donovan is a graduate of the film school of the University of Miami and he earned his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. His books on film and fandom include "The Asian Influence on Hollywood Action Films" (2008), "Blood, Guns, and Testosterone: Action Films, Audiences, and a Thirst for Violence" (2010), and "Conspiracy Films: A Tour of Dark Places in the American Conscious" (2011). His commentaries on conspiracy theories, film, television, and popular culture have been quoted in media like the BBC, "The Buddy Cianci Show," MSNBC, CBS news, NBC, Yahoo News, The Daily Journalist, HLNTV, LiveScience, Forbes and in various publications from Europe to Latin America.