Saints and Avengers: British Adventure Series of the 1960s James Chapman

ISBN: 9781860647536

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296 pages


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Saints and Avengers: British Adventure Series of the 1960s  by  James  Chapman

Saints and Avengers: British Adventure Series of the 1960s by James Chapman
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Series like The Avengers and Danger Man, with their professional secret agents, or The Saint and The Persuaders, featuring flamboyant crime-fighters, still inspire mainstream and cult followings. Saints and Avengers explores and celebratesMoreSeries like The Avengers and Danger Man, with their professional secret agents, or The Saint and The Persuaders, featuring flamboyant crime-fighters, still inspire mainstream and cult followings.

Saints and Avengers explores and celebrates this unique television genre for the first time. James Chapman uses case studies to look at the thrillers’ representations of national identity, and the world of the 60s and 70s. Chapman also asserts that this particular type of thriller was a historically and culturally defined generic type, with enduring appeal, as the current vogue for remaking them as big budget films attests.



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