[Firestorm] will be a popular resource for film students.
(James Clarke Times Higher Education Supplement
Prince's impressively thorough and intelligently written book will serve as a guide for some years to this visually indelible episode in American history... Essential.
offers a detailed and insightful critical analysis while avoiding jargon...Firestorm isa remarkable achievement as a first look at the impact of 11 September on filmmaking, and lays the groundwork for any number of new approaches.
(Jeffrey Mazo Survival
[A] thoughtful and thorough investigation of the celluloid response to that chilling September day.
(Luke Davies The Australian
A rich record and accounting of the first decade of responses by both mainstream and marginal American filmmakers.
(Corey K. Creekmur Cineaste
Stephen Prince's penetrating analysis of the cinematic blowback from 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' is a pioneering volume blazing a trail for what will surely be a swathe of like-minded studies. This book is informative, well argued, awash in sparkling insights, and, not incidentally, quite moving.
(Thomas Doherty, Brandeis University, and author of Hollywood's Censor: Joseph I. Breen and the Production Code Administration
An accessibly written, wide-ranging introduction to a topic that no book in film studies has yet covered so comprehensively.
(Adam Lowenstein, University of Pittsburgh)