– Gespräche über
männliche Allmachtsphantasien, Maschinengewehre, Verstörungswut und ungehemmte Mordlust
by Oliver Nöding & Marcos Ewert
A few years back, two of the mavericks in young German film criticism partnered
for an outstanding blog project about an often overlooked topic in serious writing about film. In a deeply focused, unique and even revisionary way, Oliver Nöding and Marcos Ewert give the American
(80s) action film a proper analysis. Presented in a very entertaining dialogue-style and hard-boiled language, this collection is hardly scholarly.
This is unmistakably the work of two shameless fans of the genre. They are not afraid to meet their
childhood heroes and to take a well-deserved closer look at the films starring iconic action heroes like Stallone, Seagal, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Ginty and
others who became quintessential for the US film market for almost two decades.
We are invited to re-discover genre milestones such as DELTA FORCE, MISSING IN
ACTION, the FIRST BLOOD trilogy, TERMINATOR, HARD TO KILL, ROBOCOP, RED HEAT, THE EXTERMINATOR, but also under-rated movies like SILENT RAGE, YOUNG WARRIORS, and politically incorrect, cynical
jawbreakers like ACTION JACKSON, DEATH WISH 3, DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR, VIGILANTE and numerous more films of an era made of iconic images.
Including exclusive forewords of both writers and an afterword by publisher and
editor Marco Siedelmann.
NON-KRAUT-READERS BEWARE : THIS BOOK WILL BE
PUBLISHED IN GERMAN LANGUAGE ONLY!