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The Resource American cinema in the shadow of 9/11, edited by Terence McSweeney

American cinema in the shadow of 9/11, edited by Terence McSweeney

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American cinema in the shadow of 9/11
Title
American cinema in the shadow of 9/11
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edited by Terence McSweeney
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Language
eng
Summary
A comprehensive critical survey of the impact of 9/11 on Film, written by some of the foremost scholars in American cinema.<p>American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 is a ground-breaking collection of essays by some of the foremost scholars writing in the field of contemporary American film. Through a dynamic critical analysis of the defining films of the turbulent post-9/11 decade, the volume explores and interrogates the impact of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' on American cinema and culture. In a vibrant discussion of films like American Sniper (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Spectre (2015), The Hateful Eight (2015), Lincoln (2012), The Mist (2007), Children of Men (2006), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), noted authors Geoff King, Guy Westwell, John Shelton Lawrence, Ian Scott, Andrew Schopp, James Kendrick, Sean Redmond, Steffen Hantke and many others consider the power of popular film to function as a potent cultural artefact, able to both reflect the defining fears and anxieties of the tumultuous era, but also shape them in compelling and resonant ways.<p>Key Features<ul><li>Fifteen original essays by some of the foremost scholars in American Cinema</li><li>Features essays on the key films of the era, along with many that have previously been overlooked in scholarly literature</li><li>The volume is critically informed but vibrant and engaging</li><li>Includes chapters by Geoff King, Guy Westwell, John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett, Ian Scott, Andrew Schopp, James Kendrick, Sean Redmond, Steffen Hantke and many others</li></ul>Case Studies<ul><li>AmericanEast (Hesham Issawi, 2008)</li> <li>American Sniper (Clint Eastwood, 2014)</li><li>Avengers: Age of Ultron (Joss Whedon, 2015)</li><li>Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006)</li><li>Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006) </li><li>Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012)</li><li>Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman, 2014)</li><li>Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Stephen Daldry, 2011)</li><li>Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)</li><li>Halloween (Rob Zombie, 2007)</li><li>Halloween II (Rob Zombie, 2009)</li><li>The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino, 2015)</li><li>Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)</li><li>The Kingdom (Peter Berg, 2007)</li><li>Lincoln (Steven Spielberg, 2012)</li><li>Marvel Avengers Assemble (Joss Whedon, 2012) U.S Title The Avengers</li><li>Pearl Harbour (Michael Bay, 2001)</li><li>The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mira Nair, 2012)</li><li>RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987)</li><li>RoboCop (José Padilha, 2014)</li><li>The Siege (Edward Zwick, 1998)</li><li>Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011)</li><li>Spectre (Sam Mendes, 2015)</li><li>Unstoppable (Tony Scott, 2011)</li><li>The Walk (Robert Zemeckis, 2015)</li><li>The War Within (Joseph Castrello, 2005)</li><li>Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)</li></ul>
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UkCbUP
Dewey number
791.430973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.T46
LC item number
A44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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1974-
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McSweeney, Terence
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  • Motion pictures
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Popular culture
  • Motion pictures
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American cinema in the shadow of 9/11, edited by Terence McSweeney
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword / Alison Landsberg. Introduction: American cinema in the shadow of 9/11 / Terence McSweeney. Part 1 Dramatisations of the "War on Terror" : The mythic shape of American Sniper (2015) / John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett -- Responding to realities or telling the same old story? Mixing real-world and mythic resonances in The Kingdom (207) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012) / Geoff King -- Acts of redemption and "the falling man" photograph in post-9/11 US cinema / Guy Westwell -- "You be very mindful of how you act:" post-9/11 culture and Arab American subjectivities in Joseph Castelo's The War Within (2005) and Hesham Issawi's AmericanEast (2008) / Paul Petrovic -- Refracting fundamentalism in Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) / Ana Cristina Mendes and Karen Bennett. Part 2 Influences of the "War on Terror" : "Not now that strength:" embodiment and globalisation in post-9/11 James Bond / Vincent M. Gaine -- Training the body politic: networked masculinity and the "War on Terror" in Hollywood film / Adam Knee -- "Gettin' dirty:" Tarantino's vengeful justice, the marked viewer and post-9/11 America / Andrew Schopp -- Stop the clocks: Lincoln and post-9/11 cinema / Ian Scott -- Foreshadows of the fall: questioning 9/11's impact on American attitudes / Stephen Joyce. Part 3 Allegories of the "War on Terror" : "Daddy, I'm scared. can we go home?" Fear and allegory in Frank Darabont's The Mist (200&) / Terence McSweeney -- The terrible, horrible desire to know: post-9/11 horror remakes, reboots, sequels and prequels / James Kendrick -- Post-9/11 power and responsibility in the Marvel cinematic universe / Christine Muller -- Nowhere left to zone in Children of Men (2006) / Sean Redmond - Traumatise, repeat, finish: military science fiction (long) after 9/11 and Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow (2014) / Steffen Hantke. Selected filmography -- Notes on the contributors -- Index
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CR9781474413824
Extent
1 online resource (x, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474413817
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
American cinema in the shadow of 9/11, edited by Terence McSweeney
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Jun 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword / Alison Landsberg. Introduction: American cinema in the shadow of 9/11 / Terence McSweeney. Part 1 Dramatisations of the "War on Terror" : The mythic shape of American Sniper (2015) / John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett -- Responding to realities or telling the same old story? Mixing real-world and mythic resonances in The Kingdom (207) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012) / Geoff King -- Acts of redemption and "the falling man" photograph in post-9/11 US cinema / Guy Westwell -- "You be very mindful of how you act:" post-9/11 culture and Arab American subjectivities in Joseph Castelo's The War Within (2005) and Hesham Issawi's AmericanEast (2008) / Paul Petrovic -- Refracting fundamentalism in Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) / Ana Cristina Mendes and Karen Bennett. Part 2 Influences of the "War on Terror" : "Not now that strength:" embodiment and globalisation in post-9/11 James Bond / Vincent M. Gaine -- Training the body politic: networked masculinity and the "War on Terror" in Hollywood film / Adam Knee -- "Gettin' dirty:" Tarantino's vengeful justice, the marked viewer and post-9/11 America / Andrew Schopp -- Stop the clocks: Lincoln and post-9/11 cinema / Ian Scott -- Foreshadows of the fall: questioning 9/11's impact on American attitudes / Stephen Joyce. Part 3 Allegories of the "War on Terror" : "Daddy, I'm scared. can we go home?" Fear and allegory in Frank Darabont's The Mist (200&) / Terence McSweeney -- The terrible, horrible desire to know: post-9/11 horror remakes, reboots, sequels and prequels / James Kendrick -- Post-9/11 power and responsibility in the Marvel cinematic universe / Christine Muller -- Nowhere left to zone in Children of Men (2006) / Sean Redmond - Traumatise, repeat, finish: military science fiction (long) after 9/11 and Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow (2014) / Steffen Hantke. Selected filmography -- Notes on the contributors -- Index
Control code
CR9781474413824
Extent
1 online resource (x, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474413817
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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