Ecology and Popular Film: Cinema on the Edge
Ecology and Popular Film examines representations of nature in mainstream film while also looking at film itself as a form of nature writing. Considering a selection of mainstream movies that embrace a wide variety of environmental themes, from the Lumières’ Oil Wells of Baku (1896) to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth (2006), Murray and Heumann explore such themes as environmental politics, eco-terrorism, ecology and home, tragic and comic eco-heroes, the spectacular, and evolutionary narrative, in a manner that is both accessible and fun. Other films discussed include The River (1937), Soylent Green (1971), Pale Rider (1985), 28 Days Later (2002), and The Day After Tomorrow (2004). The book also includes a comprehensive filmography of films that deal with environmental themes and issues.
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Close View The First EcoDisaster Film?
Pare Lorentzs The River and theTennessee Valley Authority
3 Reconstructing Underground Urban Space in Dark Days
Is It Our Nature to Live in the Dark?
The Case of Soylent Green and the 1970s EcoDisaster Film
Spoofing EcoDisaster in Eight Legged Freaks
Pale Rider and the Revenge Cycle
8 Car Culture and the Transformation of the American Landscape in The Fast and the Furious
Simulated Construction and Destruction in Hooper
10 Apocalypse as a Return to Normality in 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later
Al Gore s An Inconvenient Truthand its Skeptics A Case of Environmental Nostalgia
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