|This week in academic publishing
||[Jun. 14th, 2008|02:36 pm]
The American Caliban
Seagalogy: A Study of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal
Men like Steven Seagal are not born; they are forged in the heat and hell of Hollywood offices. Unlike his bloodthirsty macho contemporaries, Seagal burst onto the bigscreen with fists blazing, parlaying Ovitzian connections into a starring role in "Above the Law." Ain't-It-Cool's Vern puts the action star on a pedestal in "Seagalogy," a tome that explores all aspects of the man behind the ponytail with utmost respect. Fans will find it irresistible, but those who caught "On Deadly Ground" on cable might well wonder what all the fuss is about.