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    Lethal Weapon (Deep Focus) (Paperback) By (author) Chris Ryan, By (author) Sean Howe

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    DescriptionThe aftermath of the Vietnam War, the war on drugs, the CIA, mental illness: These are not the ingredients one would expect from a big-budget action-comedy. But "Lethal Weapon" is not your typical big-budget action-comedy. The story of Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) uncovering a conspiracy involving ex-special forces soldiers and L.A.'s drug trade is mostly remembered for spawning the "buddy-cop" genre and spotlighting Gibson's mullet. Chris Ryan takes a closer look at Richard Donner's 1987 film and unearths what it has to say about race, friendship, and aging--and about its co-conspirators Donner, Gibson, Glover, screenwriter Shane Black, and producer Joel Silver. Ryan sifts through the blood, guts, and cocaine of eighties Hollywood to find out what makes this violent and profane artifact so disturbingly mesmerizing.


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    Title
    Lethal Weapon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Ryan, By (author) Sean Howe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781593764036
    ISBN 10: 1593764030
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    DC22: 791.4372
    LC classification: HM
    Abridged Dewey: 306
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27420
    Thema V1.0: ATFA
    Edition statement
    None.
    Publisher
    COUNTERPOINT
    Imprint name
    SOFT SKULL PRESS
    Publication date
    09 December 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley
    Review quote
    Praise for "Deep Focus""Soft Skull hits the likely appeal perfectly." --Mark Asch, "The L Magazine""A spectacular idea for a series." --Paul Constant, "The Stranger"