Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism

Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism

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by Stephen Prince
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231148704

ISBN-13: 9780231148702

Pub. Date: 08/06/2009

Publisher: Columbia University Press

"Stephen Prince is the first scholar to trace the effect of 9/11 on the making of American film. From documentaries like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) to zombie flicks, and from fictional narratives such as The Kingdom (2007) to Mike Nichols's Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Prince evaluates the extent to which filmmakers have exploited, explained, understood, or interpreted

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"Stephen Prince is the first scholar to trace the effect of 9/11 on the making of American film. From documentaries like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) to zombie flicks, and from fictional narratives such as The Kingdom (2007) to Mike Nichols's Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Prince evaluates the extent to which filmmakers have exploited, explained, understood, or interpreted the attacks and the Iraq War that followed, including incidents at Abu Ghraib." He begins with pre-9/11 depictions of terrorism, such as Alfred Hitchcock's Sabotage (1936), and follows with studio and independent films that directly respond to 9/11. He considers documentary portraits and conspiracy films, as well as serial television shows (most notably Fox's 24) and made-for-TV movies that re-present the attacks in a broader, more intimate way. Ultimately Prince finds that in these triumphs and failures an exciting new era of American filmmaking has taken shape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231148702
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/06/2009
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Theater of Mass Destruction 17

2 Shadows Once Removed 71

3 Ground Zero in Focus 124

4 Battleground Iraq 173

5 Terrorism on the Small Screen 234

6 No End in Sight 281

Appendix 1 Historical Timeline 311

Appendix 2 Filmography 325

Notes 347

Bibliography 363

Index 373

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Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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