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They shouldn't have killed his dog : the complete uncensored ass-kicking oral history of John Wick, gun fu, and the new age of action

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  • ISBN: 9781250278449
  • ISBN: 1250278430
  • ISBN: 9781250278432
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 261 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.

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Formatted Contents Note: Everybody was gun fu fighting / by Mark A. Altman -- Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance / by Edward Gross -- Action Jackson -- Lighting the Wick -- Gun crazy -- Anatomy of a fight scene : the red circle -- With a bullet -- Continental divide: John Wick : chapter 2 -- Anatomy of a fight scene : the hall of mirrors -- Dog days: John Wick : chapter 3 -- parabellum -- Going atomic : John Wick and beyond -- John Wick will return.
Summary, etc.: "There have been iconic moments in the action movie genre over the years, but nothing has come close to matching the kinetic, balletic gun-fu of the John Wick films. In They Shouldn't Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Ass-Kicking Oral History of John Wick, Gun-Fu and The New Age of Action, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind the scenes of a franchise that includes three films with more on the way, while exploring the action classics that led to John Wick as well as the films it inspired, like Atomic Blonde. They bring you right into the middle of the action of the John Wick films, detailing how the seemingly impossible was achieved through exclusive interviews with the cast, writers, directors, producers, stuntmen, fight choreographers, cinematographers, studio executives, editors, critics, and more. Together, they break down key action sequences while also providing a look back at the road the action genre has taken that led to John Wick, and a look at the character itself, an anti-hero who carries on the grand tradition of Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name, but with a twist - and a never-ending supply of ammo - while showcasing the enduring appeal of the action movie as well as John Wick's unique reinvention of the genre"--
Subject: Wick, John (Fictitious character)
John Wick films
Action and adventure films United States History and criticism
Motion pictures Production and direction United States History 21st century
Firearms in motion pictures
Films d'aventures États-Unis Histoire et critique
Cinéma Production et réalisation États-Unis Histoire 21e siècle
Armes à feu au cinéma
Action and adventure films
Firearms in motion pictures
Motion pictures Production and direction
United States
Genre: Action and adventure films.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.