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Atomic Bomb Cinema: The Apocalyptic Imagination on Film

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Unfathomably merciless and powerful, the atomic bomb has left its indelible mark on film. In "Atomic Bomb Cinema," Jerome F. Shapiro unearths the unspoken legacy of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and its complex aftermath in American and Japanese cinema. According to Shapiro, a "Bomb film" is never simply an exercise in ideology or paranoia. He examines hundreds of films like "Godzilla, Dr. Strangelove," and "The Terminator" as a body of work held together by ancient narrative and symbolic traditions that extol survival under devastating conditions. Drawing extensively on both English-language and Japanese-language sources, Shapiro argues that such films not only grapple with our nuclear anxieties, but also offer signs of hope that humanity is capable of repairing a damaged and divided world. www.atomicbombcinema.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415936606
Author:
Shapiro, Jerome F.
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Science fiction films
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century/Nuclear Age
Subject:
Nuclear warfare in motion pictures.
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Science fiction films -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Series Volume:
no. 37.
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
386
Dimensions:
8.96x5.24x.87 in. 1.24 lbs.

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