The Apocalypse in Film: Dystopias, Disasters, and Other Visions about the End of the World Kindle Edition
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Summing Up: Recommended. All readers., CHOICE
One whose interest in cinema transcends mere entertainment may find this collection of theories and analyses quite fascinating., Free Kittens Movie Guide
From the cruel winds of austerity to the savage songs of war and terror, the end of times proclamations surround us. Our cinema is filled with the rubble of catastrophe and our stories with the characters of nihilism and annihilation. In this incredibly timely and wonderfully structured collection on the apocalypse, chaos and catastrophe are examined across the history of film and through a remarkably interesting set of themes. From the war film to the science fiction spectacle, from the melancholia of dark dystopias to the hungriness of the zombie film, we see the world ending, and with it a present already dead and a future not yet born. Each chapter is filled with insightful textual and contextual analysis as the dead skin of past and present decompose and recompose before us. A must read and must have collection for those interested in the chaos within cinema. -- Sean Redmond, Deakin University
Using the depiction of human-made catastrophe in more than a century of apocalyptic film-making the authors of this first-rate, edited volume analyze political, social, racial, gender, religious, and ecological problems threatening the real world—often in different ways than presented in movies. This book is an excellent example of contemporary scholars looking at popular culture, here motion pictures, as at times reflecting and more often disregarding reality. -- Brigitte Nacos, Columbia Univeristy
This collection of essays, edited by Karen A. Ritzenhoff and Angela Krewani, accounts for the omnipresence of the apocalypse in English-language cinema, a motif which represents a particularly potent allegory in our globalized world. I was very much impressed by the sheer novelty and range of the in-depth explorations the book offers. -- David Roche, Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Angela Krewani is professor for Media Studies at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany. She is the co-editor of Hollywood – Recent Developments (2005) and McLuhan’s Global Village Today (2014). --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- File Size : 2607 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 254 pages
- Publication Date : December 30, 2015
- Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 30, 2015)
- ASIN : B0148Z5YGW
- Language: : English
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- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Not Enabled
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