Visions of the Apocalypse

Visions of the Apocalypse

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Visions of the Apocalypse examines the cinema's fascination with the prospect of nuclear and/or natural annihilation, as seen in such films as Saving Private Ryan, Bowling for Columbine, We Were Soldiers, The Last Days of Man on Earth and numerous others. Encompassing both questions of physical and filmic mortality, this book is a meditation on the questions of time, memory and the cinema's seemingly unending appetite for spectacles of destruction.Spectacles of Destruction in American Cinema Wheeler W. Dixon. comments, aquot; the games show mostly action, leaving out the boring parts. ... And with teenagers comprising the bulk of the modern cinema audience, the viewers you want to reach most are the 13-18 set, who ... have aquot;boiled down teenage experience into a Venn diagram with three circles: entertainment, relationships and fashionaquot; (Lee E6).

Title:Visions of the Apocalypse
Author:Wheeler W. Dixon
Publisher:Wallflower Press - 2003


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