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Politics in popular movies : rhetorical takes on horror, war, thriller, and scifi films

Author: John S Nelson
Publisher: Boulder ; London : Paradigm Publishers, [2015]
Series: Media and power.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A wide-casting overview of politics in popular films, looking at the four genres of horror, war, thriller and sci-fi

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Nelson
ISBN: 9781612055565 1612055567
OCLC Number: 861069702
Description: xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Film takes: rhetorical appreciations of popular politics (Featuring 2001, Blade runner, 1984, and The matrix) --
Politics in conventions: conspiracy as a cinematic trope for system (Featuring Bob Roberts, From hell, and Three kings) --
Politics in subtexts: horror movies as facing political evils in everyday life (Featuring Phone booth, The ring, and The Mothman prophecies) --
Politics in innovation: fractal films as new rhetorics for nonlinear politics (Featuring Babel, Crash, and Cloud atlas --
Emotion and empathy: from sins and pains to bodies and deeds in horror movies (Featuring The passion of the Christ and Se7en) --
Character and community: from contracts to contacts in science-fiction films (Featuring Contact and Close encounters of the third kind) --
Atmosphere and argument: from vicarious to virtual experience in war movies (Featuring Apocalypse now, Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, and The thin red line) --
Movies prefigure politics: how thrillers anticipated terrorist attacks on America (Featuring The siege, The peacemaker, and Patriot games) --
Movies disfigure politics: how vampire hunters pursued the war on terror (Featuring Blade and Bram Stoker's Dracula) --
Movies configure politics: how horror, dystopia, thriller, and noir shape terrorism (Featuring Fight club, Spy game, and Swordfish) --
Conclusion: Political styles in popular movies (Featuring Elysium, In time, Upside down, and The hunger games).
Series Title: Media and power.
Responsibility: John S. Nelson.

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