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Cinematic nihilism : encounters, confrontations, overcomings

Author: John Marmysz
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017] ©2017
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Through case studies of popular films, including Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, Dawn of the Dead and The Human Centipede , this book re-emphasises the constructive potential of cinematic nihilism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Marmysz, John, 1964-
Cinematic nihilism.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press Ltd, [2017]
(DLC) 2017299683
(OCoLC)973921080
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Marmysz
ISBN: 9781474424578 1474424570 9781474424585 1474424589
OCLC Number: 1048004798
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 213 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Scotland as a site of nihilistic sacrifice --
The myth of Scotland as nowhere in particular --
Monstrous masses: the human body as raw material --
From night to survival: nihilism and the living dead --
The lure of the mob: cinematic depictions of skinhead authenticity --
Cultural change and nihilism in the Rollerball films --
The abject self: apocalyptic consequences of self-discovery in Fight Club --
Rooting for the fascists in Avatar --
Yukio Mishima and the return to the body.
Responsibility: John Marmysz.

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Through case studies of popular films, including Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, Dawn of the Dead and The Human Centipede, this book re-emphasises the constructive potential of cinematic nihilism.  Read more...

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