1st Edition

Hollywood Action Films and Spatial Theory

By Nick Jones Copyright 2015
    178 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    190 Pages
    by Routledge

    "This is a timely and pertinent contribution to the study of action cinema. Drawing insights from human geographers, sociologists and philosophers as well as film theorists, Jones offers a stimulating account of the ways the action sequence speaks to our interactions with the built environment and to our contemporary spatial imagination." -- Lisa Purse, University of Reading, UK

    This book applies the discourse of the so-called ‘spatial turn’ to popular contemporary cinema, in particular the action sequences of twenty-first century Hollywood productions.

    Introduction 1. Architecture: Appropriating Iconic Forms 2. Space: Surviving the Non-Places of Globalisation 3. Place: Meaning Through Movement 4. Paraspaces: Spatial Displacement and Consumerism 5. Cyberspace: Embodying Digital Networks Conclusion: Action and Everyday Life


    Nick Jones teaches film studies at Queen Mary University of London. He writes on contemporary Hollywood, digital effects and stereoscopic 3-D, and has been published in the journals New Cinemas, Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal and New Review of Film and Television Studies.