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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.
— James Clarke
Prince's impressively thorough and intelligently written book will serve as a guide for some years to this visually indelible episode in American history... Essential.
— Jeffrey Mazo
— Luke Davies
— Corey K. Creekmur
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
Posted September 9, 2012
Posted September 1, 2012
A pile of rubish and twoleg food stands here with crows rats and mice around it. Crows peck at the food and dont pay attention to anything and the mice and rats fight for food.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.