Celluloid Heroes and Mechanical Dragons

Celluloid Heroes and Mechanical Dragons

by John David Ebert
     
 

John David Ebert's Celluloid Heroes & Mechanical Dragons examines how movies since the late 1960s have developed a "myth of the machine" for our contemporary society. Modern technology, Ebert argues, has created a new environment which raises problems that our modern myths, in celluloid form, attempt to resolve by presenting a number of possible… See more details below

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John David Ebert's Celluloid Heroes & Mechanical Dragons examines how movies since the late 1960s have developed a "myth of the machine" for our contemporary society. Modern technology, Ebert argues, has created a new environment which raises problems that our modern myths, in celluloid form, attempt to resolve by presenting a number of possible scenarios ranging from "demolition" of the machine, as in The Lord of the Rings, to "symbiosis," as in the Star Wars films. Ebert examines films such as Apocalypse Now, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Videodrome, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and A.I. for answers to the question how modern man can retain his humanity while living in a society which is increasingly dominated by the technology he has created.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781877275746
Publisher:
Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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