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Film and everyday eco-disasters

Author: Robin L Murray; Joseph K Heumann
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
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Eco-disasters such as coal-mining accidents, oil spills, and food-borne diseases appear regularly in the news, making them seem nearly commonplace. These ecological crises highlight the continual tensions between human needs and the environmental impact these needs produce. Contemporary documentaries and feature films explore environmental-human conflicts by depicting the consequences of our overconsumption and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Murray, Robin L.
Film and everyday eco-disasters.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013047064
(OCoLC)861955753
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin L Murray; Joseph K Heumann
ISBN: 9780803255142 0803255144 0803255152 9780803255159
OCLC Number: 877868623
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: cinematic ecodisasters and our basic human needs --
Human approaches to the ecology of air, water, and clothing. At the boiling point: the aesthetics of atmospheric pollution and climate change in documentary and feature films --
James Bond and water wars in contemporary film: a new ecowarrior? --
Ready to wear? from fashion to environmental justice --
Ecodocumentaries and the rhetoric of food production. Contemporary ecofood films: the documentary tradition --
Flipper? We're eating Flipper? documenting animals rights and environmental ethics at sea --
Negative externalities of housing and energy industries --
Give me shelter: the ecology of homes and homelessness --
Activism in mountaintop removal films: turn off the lights for sustainability --
The search for the "golden shrimp": the myth of interdependence in oil drilling films --
Conclusion: can the film industry and the environmental movement mix?
Responsibility: Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann.

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Examines changing perspectives toward everyday eco-disasters as reflected in the work of filmmakers from the silent era forward, with an emphasis on recent films such as Dead Ahead, Total Recall, The  Read more...

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