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Hollywood cinema and presentations of evil : the construction of evil in Hollywood cinema from 1989 to 2002

Author: Neil Bather
Publisher: Saarbrücken : VDM/Verlag Dr. Müller ; La Vergne, Tenn. : Lightning Source [distributor], ©2008.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Bather
ISBN: 9783639041873 3639041879
OCLC Number: 311868529
Description: 283 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: "It's just like a movie": evil as cinematic spectacle --
Testing postmodernist discourses of evil --
Methodology and theory --
A theological, philosophical and postmodern summary of evil --
Narrative codes of cinematic evil --
The visual aesthetic of evil --
The morality of violence --
Nostalgia, paranoia and the cinema of malaise --
The postmodern breakdown of evil --
Conclusion: Cinematic evil in a post 9/11 world.
Responsibility: Neil Bather.

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