Film and Television after 9/11 / Edition 3

Film and Television after 9/11 / Edition 3

by Wheeler Winston Dixon
     
 

In Film and Television After 9/11, editor Wheeler Winston Dixon and eleven other distinguished film scholars discuss the production, reception, and distribution of Hollywood and foreign films after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and examine how moviemaking has changed to reflect the new world climate.

While some contemporary films offer

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In Film and Television After 9/11, editor Wheeler Winston Dixon and eleven other distinguished film scholars discuss the production, reception, and distribution of Hollywood and foreign films after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and examine how moviemaking has changed to reflect the new world climate.

While some contemporary films offer escapism, much of mainstream American cinema since 9/11 is centered on the desire for a “just war” in which military reprisals and escalation of warfare appear to be both inevitable and justified. Films of 2002 such as Black Hawk Down, Collateral Damage, and We Were Soldiers demonstrate a renewed audience appetite for narratives of conflict, reminiscent of the wave of filmmaking that surrounded American involvement in World War II.

The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon galvanized the American public initially, yet film critics wonder how this will play out over time. Film and Television After 9/11 is the first book to provide original insights into topics ranging from the international reception of post-9/11 American cinema, re-viewing films of our shared cinematic past in light of the attacks, and exploring parallels between post-9/11 cinema and World War II-era productions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809325566
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction: Something Lost - Film after 9/111
2Architectural Nostalgia and the New York City Skyline on film29
3The Shadow of the World Trade Center Is Climbing My Memory of Civilization42
4Representing Atrocity: From the Holocaust to September 1163
5"America under Attack": Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and History in the Media79
6City Films, Modern Spatiality, and the End of the World Trade Center101
7"Today Is the Longest Day of My Life": 24 as a Mirror Narrative of 9/11121
8The How-To Manual, the Prequel, and the Sequel in Post-9/11 Cinema142
9The Fascination of the Abomination: The Censored Images of 9/11163
10Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Kandahar: Lifting a Veil on Afghanistan178
11Reel Terror Post 9/11201
12Survivors in The West Wing: 9/11 and the United States of Emergency226
Contributors247
Index251

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