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The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women On-Screen
Includes chapters that group women warriors into sub-genres. This work features: classic Amazons like Xena and the women of the Conan films; superheroes and their arch enemies such as Wonder Woman, and Batgirl; revenge films such as the Kill Bill movies; Sexploitation and Blaxploitation films such as Coffy and Ilsa; and, others.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Limelight Editions
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Overall a pretty good book. The order of the chapters doesn't make complete sense, the most interesting parts are nearer the middle and therefore it ends a bit anti-climatically. Even though it was written quite recently (2006) it already feels a bit dated. It is not a completely indepth book, some ideas and examples are dealt with quickly and superficially while others are extensively slaved over. At the end there is a list of examples of warrior women yet not all of these examples have been ...more