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Terence McSweeney

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748693092

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.001.0001

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‘Masters of Our Own Security’: Redemption Through Violence in the Post-9/11 Action Genre

‘Masters of Our Own Security’: Redemption Through Violence in the Post-9/11 Action Genre

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(p.81) 3. ‘Masters of Our Own Security’: Redemption Through Violence in the Post-9/11 Action Genre
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The 'War on Terror' and American Film
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Terence McSweeney

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.003.0004

This chapter is an exploration of the defining trends of the action film in post-9/11 cinema. It situates the debate around the shifting parameters of masculinity in the War on Terror decade with a detailed analysis of the Bourne, Rambo, Taken and James Bond franchises.

Keywords:   Hollywood, American cinema, 9/11, Film, Media, War on Terror, Action film, Bourne, James Bond, Heroism, Masculinity

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