JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

Collateral Damage:
Terrorism, melodrama,
and the action film
on the eve of 9/11

Russell Meeuf

Russell W. Meeuf is a PhD student in the English Department at the University of Oregon specializing in film studies. He is interested in issues of cinema and imperialism and film genres showcasing spectacular masculine violence (the action film, combat film, western). He also has an interest in new media, fan cultures, indigenous media, and amateur media making, in essence the appropriation of media technology for personal, communal, or ideological uses. If you have any questions for Russell, please contact him at rmeeuf@uoregon.edu.