American Action film

– Formulate a thesis on how the films representations of gender and sexuality, and its treatment of action genre tropes, reflect larger cultural and historical issues taking place in American society around the time of the films production

– Relate the film to theories and concepts from reading. Use 2 brief quotations from the reading to support your arguments. Quotations should take up a maximum of 3 lines of text and include an MLA style in-text citation.

– Provide analysis of at least one formal element from the film (a cinematography, mise-en-scne, lighting, editing or sound design technique) as part of your arguments.