Avengerland Regained

Avengerland Regained : Reassessing the New Avengers: The Avengers on Film Volume 4

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Volume 4 in this critically-acclaimed and popular series. The Avengers was a unique, genre-defying television series which blurred the traditional boundaries between 'light entertainment' and disturbing drama. It was a product of the constantly-evolving 1960s yet retains a timeless charm. The creation of The New Avengers, in 1976, saw John Steed re-emerge, alongside two younger co-leads: sophisticated action girl Purdey and Gambit, a 'hard man' with a soft centre. The cultural context had changed - including the technology, music, fashions, cars, fighting styles and television drama itself - but Avengerland was able to re-establish itself. Nazi invaders, a third wave of cybernauts, Hitchcockian killer birds, a sleeping city, giant rat, a deadly health spa, a skyscraper with a destructive mind...The 1970s series is, paradoxically, both new yet also part of the rich, innovative Avengers history. Avengerland Regained draws on the knowledge of a broad range of experts and fans as it explores the final vintage of The Avengers. "The New Avengers was a uniquely contemporary take on an old favourite, done without compromising the core values" (Matthew Lee)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 454 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.91mm | 757.5g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151435330X
  • 9781514353301