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Ecology and popular film : cinema on the edge

Author: Robin L Murray; Joseph K Heumann
Publisher: Albany : SUNY Press, ©2009.
Series: SUNY series, horizons of cinema.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ecology and Popular Film examines representations of nature in mainstream film while also looking at film itself as a form of nature writing. Considering a selection of mainstream movies that embrace a wide variety of environmental themes, Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann explore such themes as environmental politics, eco-terrorism, ecology and home, tragic and comic eco-heroes, the spectacular, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin L Murray; Joseph K Heumann
ISBN: 9780791476772 0791476774 9780791476789 0791476782
OCLC Number: 212376237
Description: xi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Reading the environment in popular culture --
Ecology and spectacle in Oil wells of Baku : close view : the first eco-disaster film? --
Environmental politics : Pare Lorentz's The river and the Tennessee Valley Authority --
Reconstructing underground urban space in Dark days --
Ecology, place, and home in Dark city : is it our nature to live in the dark? --
Environmental nostalgia and the tragic eco-hero : the case of Soylent green and the 1970s eco-disaster film --
The comic eco-hero : spoofing eco-disaster in Eight legged freaks --
Eco-terrorism in film : Pale rider and the revenge cycle --
Car culture and the transformation of the American landscape in The fast and the furious --
Film ecology : simulated construction and destruction in Hooper --
Apocalypse as a "return to normality" in 28 days later and 28 weeks later --
Conclusion: Al Gore's An inconvenient truth and its skeptics : a case of environmental nostalgia.
Series Title: SUNY series, horizons of cinema.
Responsibility: Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann.
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"Ecology and Popular Film examines representations of nature in mainstream film while also looking at film itself as a form of nature writing. Considering a selection of mainstream movies that embrace a wide variety of environmental themes, Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann explore such themes as environmental politics, eco-terrorism, ecology and home, tragic and comic eco-heroes, the spectacular, and evolutionary narrative, in a manner that is both accessible and fun. The book also includes a comprehensive filmography of films that deal with environmental themes and issues."--Jacket.

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