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Apocalypse Movies: End of the World Cinema by Kim Newman epub fb2 djvu

Author: Kim Newman
Title: Apocalypse Movies: End of the World Cinema
ISBN: 0312253699
ISBN13: 978-0312253691
Other Formats: mbr rtf azw lrf
Pages: 272 pages
Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (February 1, 2000)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1711 kb
Size FB2 version: 1424 kb
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Movies

"Vivid, intelligently critical, perhaps best book ever written on the subject. Film history is all about choices. Newman's concise, no-bones prose keeps you humming through the book, all the way from the post-WWII 'bomber command' cycle of American war films through the 'asteroid-threatens-the- earth' cycle of the late 1990s (even an aside to last year's 'Arlington Road.') Special treats: two chapters devoted to the now classic fifties cyles 'Monsters & Mutants,' and 'Norms vs. Mutates.' The common thread, from post-1945 on, is The Bomb, and as Newman's sublime thesis suggests, ALL MOVIES post WWII have had to acknowledge the reality of the nuclear genie in some way. Most insightful chapters: 'Learning to Love the Bomb,' focusing on sci-fi films during mid-sixties, early-seventies detente' and 'There ain't no Sedalia!' examines the last major burst of made-for-TV nuclear war movies in the mid-(Reagan)eighties. Newman's critical eye, sharp prose turns this into a landmark book of film scholarship. Film buffs: buy it, read it, read it again."

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