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Arnold: Schwarzenegger and the Movies

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This book provides isa comprehensive, in-depth examination one of modern cinema’sbiggest and mostideologically definedscreen presences. Tracing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s entire film career and life from teenage bodybuilder in post-war Austria to Governor of California, Saunders blends observations of his major films, including Pumping Iron, Conan the Barbarian, The Terminato ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 9th 2009 by I. B. Tauris (first published January 1st 2009)
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Sean Chick
Aug 12, 2011 Sean Chick rated it did not like it
An absurd book that links everything Arnold to conservatism and Nazism. I'm a leftist, and found this to be too much of a stretch, and I noted that aspects of Arnold's movies that contradicted the author were conveniently dropped. If you hate Arnold you'll love this book. If you are fan, like me, you'll find nothing interesting here save another example of why contemporary artistic criticism is mocked by everyone except its practitioners.
Dec 23, 2009 Benjy rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2009
To quote from the press release:

"This work argues that Schwarzenegger represents far more than just a muscular spectacle; he embodies the powerful ideological and spiritual relevance of the age by embarking on a quest to restore collective faith in his adopted nation."
Sep 07, 2010 Michael rated it it was ok
The idea of book of Schwarzenegger film criticism is interesting, but Saunders works too laboriously to fit the films into his theoretical interests. Also, by the 100th Nazi/Third Reich/Hitler reference, it just becomes tiresome.
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