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Published by University Press of Mississippi in Jackson, MS .

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Statementedited by Robert K. Elder.
LC ClassificationsPN
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Paginationxxxii, 194 p. ;
Number of Pages194
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ISBN 101578067766

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McFarland News & Events. Events Calendar; Company History; Contact Us. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Introduction. Painting the True Colors of the Hero Woo and the Asian and Western Traditions Woo and the Cinema: Influences, Parallels, Inspirations Woo as a Unique "Action Director" Woo's Early Films: A Selected Treatment John Woo was born in in Mainland China, the son of Christian parents.

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