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Hollywood 9/11 : superheroes, supervillains, and super disasters

Author: Tom Pollard
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Claims that the 9/11 attacks have affected Hollywood like few other events in U.S. history, transforming an entire era of film history.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Pollard
ISBN: 9781594517594 1594517592 9781594517600 1594517606
OCLC Number: 613419502
Description: x, 214 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1. Shock. December 7, 1971 --
Violence --
Post-9/11 emotions --
Post-traumatic stress syndrome --
Hollywood's initial reactions --
2. Grief. Television films and documentaries --
Conspiracy theories --
War on terror --
Satire --
3. Horror. Early horror films --
Post-9/11 horror --
Vampires --
Horror at the box office --
4. Rage. World War II : the good war --
Vietnam : the bad war --
Post-9/11 Vietnam --
Afghanistan --
Distant wars --
Ancient rage --
Return of the good war --
5. Vengeance. Early supergeroes --
Post-9/11 superheroes --
Supervillains --
Science and technology --
Cyborgs --
Shape-shifters --
Psychics --
Echolocation --
Supervigilantes --
Satire --
Revenge --
6. Terror. Thrillers --
Pre-9/11 terrorists --
Post-9/11 terrorists --
Domestic terrorists --
Revenge --
Serial killers --
Femmes fatales --
7. Paranoia. Apocalypse --
Pre-9/11 science fiction --
Post-9/11 science fiction --
Computer-generated imagery --
Conspiracy --
Super disasters --
8. Post-9/11 Hollywood. Vampires --
Rage --
Supervillains --
Super disasters --
Repressed superheroes --
Terror --
Demonized politicians --
Rogue corporations --
Religion --
Special effects --
Post-9/11 heroes --
Post-9/11 neonoir --
Blurred genres --
Vietnam --
Post-9/11 style --
The age of paranoia --
Future trends.
Responsibility: Tom Pollard.

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