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AMERICAN CINEMA IN THE SHADOW OF 9/11. Ed. by Terence McSweeney. Edinburgh University Press, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Oxford University Press. 352 pp. ISBN 9781474413817 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Indexing: Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 175263
Hardcover $120.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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