The Films of Arnold Schwarzenegger

By: Flynn, John L.

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1993 Large Softcover. 219 pp. Flynn offers an adulatory biographical sketch, and Schwarzenegger's attitude toward his work comes through in Flynn's commentary, but otherwise this is exactly what the title announces: a critical look at all of Schwarzenegger's films, including his laughable debut, Hercules in New York (1973). The best Schwarzenegger films--such as the two Conan epics, drawn from the work of pulp fantasist Robert E. Howard--tap deep, primitive myths of warriors and their quests, Flynn says. Whether or not that's so, Flynn's portrait of what went on behind the scenes in John Milius' filming of Conan the Barbarian is very good indeed. Details concerning the filming and reception of the two Terminator movies, Running Man, and Total Recall are also here. If Schwarzenegger the man emerges at all, it's as a shrewd, archconservative capitalist--but, in any case, fans of the films will enjoy this. - Booklist

Title: The Films of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Author: Flynn, John L.

Categories: Movies & TV, Entertainment,

Publisher: Citadel Press: 1993

Binding: Large Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 1520535