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The apocalypse in film : dystopias, disasters, and other visions about the end of the world

Author: Karen A Ritzenhoff; Angela Krewani
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Apocalypse in film
(DLC) 2015029497
(OCoLC)915774887
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen A Ritzenhoff; Angela Krewani
ISBN: 9781442260290 1442260297
OCLC Number: 927103982
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction / Karen A. Ritzenhoff and Angela Krewani --
THE EARLY DEPICTIONS OF DISASTER. World War One and Hollywood's First Modern Armageddon: Understanding Wartime and Post-Conflict Representations of a Global Cataclysm in Civilization (1916) and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) / Clémentine Tholas-Disset --
The end of the world: loss and redemption in Four horsemen of the apocalypse / Karen Randell --
GLOBAL DEMISE AND COLD WAR. "Radiation's rising, but one mustn't grumble too much": nuclear apocalypse played as farce in Richard Lester's The bed-sitting room / Thomas Prasch --
The legacy of Dr. Strangelove: Stanley Kubrick, science fiction blockbusters and the future of humanity / Peter Krämer --
"Gentleman, you can't fight in here": gender symbolism and the end of the world in Dr. Strangelove and Melancholia / Catriona Mcavoy --
MELANCHOLIA AND OTHER REPRESENTATIONS OF THE APOCALYSPE. Is there an end to it? fictional shelters and shelter-fiction / Solvejg Nitzke --
Melancholia and the apocalypse within / Pierre Floquet --
Eco apocalypse: environmentalism, political alienation and therapeutic agency / Philip Hammond and Hugh Ortega Breton --
POLOITICS OF SHOWING THE UNTHINKABLE. Disaster films: the end of the world and the risk society hero / Frederick Wasser --
The (gender) politics of disaster in 2012 / Charles Antoine Courcoux --
Tarkovsky's The sacrifice: a religious humanist apocalypse / Tatjana Ljuji --
Dead narratives: defining humanity through stories / A. Fiona Pearson and Scott Ellis --
MOVING BEYOND THE END OF THE WORLD. Opposing Thatcherism: filmic apocalypse as a political strategy in 1980s Britain / Angela Krewani --
Painting in time: on the use of digital visual effects in Melancholia / Andreas Kirchner --
The corporate and corporeal: min(d)ing the body conscience and consumption in early 21st century Hollywood dystopia / Wendy Sterba.
Responsibility: edited by Karen A. Ritzenhoff, Angela Krewani.

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Ritzenhoff and Krewani introduce and present essays on the 'filmic and narrative representations of contemporary catastrophes,' including television programs, digital media, and even action figures Read more...

 
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