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Conspiracy films : a tour of dark places in the American conscious

Author: Barna William Donovan
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
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"For many years, conspiracy theories have been among the most popular story elements in Hollywood films. According to the "conspiracy culture," Government, Big Business, the Church, even aliens are concealing some of the biggest secrets in American and world history. The work paints a vivid picture of the more prevalent conspiracy theories and the entertainment they have inspired"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Donovan, Barna William, 1970-
Conspiracy films.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2011
(DLC) 2011022796
(OCoLC)692291461
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barna William Donovan
ISBN: 9780786486151 0786486155 1283236125 9781283236126
OCLC Number: 750172663
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 274 p.)
Contents: Introduction: it's all a conspiracy- and we love it! --
The art of conspiracy: defining a new genre --
Enemies within: the conspiracy culture of the 1960s and '70s --
From nuclear apocalypse to conspiracy: conspiracy films of the 1960s and '70s --
Everything is connected: the conspiracy theories of the 1980s --
Aliens, rugged individualists, and incompetent conspirators: conspiracy films of the 1980s --
Millennial fears: conspiracy theories of the 1990s --
Extreme possibilities: conspiracy films of the 1990s --
Retro and false-flag conspiracies: conspiracy films of the 2000s --
Conspiracies never die: conspiracy films of the 2000s --
Conclusions: conspiracy theories-the good and the bad?
Responsibility: Barna William Donovan.

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"For many years, conspiracy theories have been among the most popular story elements in Hollywood films. According to the "conspiracy culture," Government, Big Business, the Church, even aliens are concealing some of the biggest secrets in American and world history. The work paints a vivid picture of the more prevalent conspiracy theories and the entertainment they have inspired"--Provided by publisher.

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