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The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

James Clarke


This book explores the massively popular cinema of writer-director James Cameron. It couches Cameron's films within the evolving generic traditions of science fiction, melodrama, and the cinema of spectacle. The book also considers Cameron's engagement with the aesthetic of visual effects and the ‘now’ technology of performance-capture which is arguably moving a certain kind of event-movie cinema from photography to something more akin to painting. The book is explicit in presenting Cameron as an authentic auteur, and each chapter is dedicated to a single film in his body of work, from The Ter ... More

Keywords: James Cameron, science fiction, melodrama, spectacle, visual effects, short films, script writer, film director

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169776
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Clarke, author