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267 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout. Here For The First Time Is A Book That Defines The Historical Adventure Movie.

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A major study of a popular but often overlooked genre.
Here for the first time is a book that defines the historical adventure movie, one of the most enduring and mythically significant American film genres. Despite the popularity of historical adventure since the early days of filmmaking, never before has this Hollywood genre been analyzed in a comprehensive manner. Adventure's array of subgenres--swashbucklers, tales of pirates, the sea, exploration, and the building of empires--are discussed in films as diverse as "Robin Hood," "The Three Musketeers," "Rob Roy," "Zorro," "The Count of Monte Cristo," "The Buccaneer," "Mutiny on the Bounty," "Captain Horatio Hornblower," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," "Gunga Din," and many more. The central theme of such films proves to be the universal fight for liberty and justice, whatever the time or place, from Sherwood Forest to colonial Asia. Reviewers have written: "To paraphrase Caesar, Taves chooses a genre of obvious personal as well as professional interest. He thoroughly examines numerous examples of the genre, and he thereby conquered its essence ...." -- Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television. "A coherent, clear, and comprehensive book ... done exceptionally well." -- American Studies.

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