Hollywood 9 11

Author: Tom Pollard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317258118
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent US-led invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 profoundly affected all aspects of society, including cinema. Or did they? Even now, years after those horrific events, debate still rages over their impact on films. At the time many expected Hollywood to tamp down graphic movie violence, while others hoped that filmmakers would finally lay bare volatile socio-political issues fuelling terrorist attacks. In fact, what has emerged is a thicket of darkly pessimistic genres including thrillers, combat films, sci-fi, and horror that makes pre-9/11 films appear naive and optimistic. Hollywood 9/11 explores this transformation, critically examining everything from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to The Hurt Locker and placing the films in the context of both the socio-political scene and the history of cinema.

Hollywood Reloaded

Author: Oliver Schmidt
Publisher: Schüren Verlag
ISBN: 3741000299
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Hollywoods Genrefilme erzählen ihre Geschichten vor dem jeweiligen kulturellen, sozialen und politischen Hintergrund ihrer Zeit und werden als eine Form kollektiver (Medien-)Erfahrung zum Spiegel der Gesellschaft. Der Band beschäftigt sich mit den Transformationen und Hybridbildungen, die der Genrefilm seit 2000 hervorgebracht hat. Mit Beiträgen von Sarah-Mai Dang, Ralf Michael Fischer, Daniel Illger, Katja Hettich, Rayd Khouloki, Markus Kuhn, Michael Lück, Benjamin Moldenhauer, Sarah Schaschek, Oliver Schmidt und Wieland Schwanebeck.

Erz hlungen und Gegenerz hlungen

Author: Jochen Schuff
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593434288
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Die Anschläge vom 11. September 2001 und die sich anschließenden militärischen und paramilitärischen Konflikte sind im Kino von Anfang an mit einem intensiven Widerspiel von Erzählungen und Gegenerzählungen beantwortet worden. Diesen vielstimmigen audiovisuellen Dialog nimmt der Band zum Anlass, die Rolle des Films in den kontroversen moralischen, rechtlichen und politischen Auseinandersetzungen der Gegenwart zu untersuchen. Mit Beiträgen von Thomas Elsaesser, Astrid Erll, Daniel Martin Feige, Josef Früchtl, Klaus Günther, Vinzenz Hediger, Anja Peltzer, Jochen Schuff, Martin Seel, Christiane Voss und Hans Jürgen Wulff.

Parallel Lines

Author: Guy Westwell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850727
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Parallel Lines describes how post-9/11 cinema, from Spike Lee's 25th Hour (2002) to Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty (2012), relates to different, and competing, versions of US national identity in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The book combines readings of individual films (World Trade Center, United 93, Fahrenheit 9/11, Loose Change) and cycles of films (depicting revenge, conspiracy, torture and war) with extended commentary on recurring themes, including the relationship between the US and the rest of the world, narratives of therapeutic recovery, questions of ethical obligation. The volume argues that post-9/11 cinema is varied and dynamic, registering shock and upheaval in the immediate aftermath of the attacks, displaying capacity for critique following the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal mid-decade, and seeking to reestablish consensus during Obama's troubled second term of office.

Cinematic Terror

Author: Tony Shaw
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 144115809X
Format: PDF
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Cinematic Terror takes a uniquely long view of filmmakers' depiction of terrorism, examining how cinema has been a site of intense conflict between paramilitaries, state authorities and censors for well over a century. In the process, it takes us on a journey from the first Age of Terror that helped trigger World War One to the Global War on Terror that divides countries and families today. Tony Shaw looks beyond Hollywood to pinpoint important trends in the ways that film industries across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East have defined terrorism down the decades. Drawing on a vast array of studio archives, government documentation, personal interviews and box office records, Shaw examines the mechanics of cinematic terrorism and challenges assumptions about the links between political violence and propaganda.

The Supervillain Book

Author: Gina Renée Misiroglu
Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated
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The ultimate encyclopedia of comic-book and hollywood masterminds, megalomaiacs, and menaces.