Adam Barkman,Pa,Alissa Burger,Fran Pheasant-Kelly,Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns,Antonio Sanna,Carl Sobocinski,Carol Donelan,Christian Jimenez,Elsa Columbani,Ian Thomas Malone,Jonathan Fischer,Mauritzia Natali,Michael Versteeg,Patrick Zwosta

A Critical Companion to James Cameron

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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. Cameronʼs 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 Cameronʼs 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 Cameronʼs 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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