Crisis Cinema: the Apocalyptic Idea in Postmodern Narrative Film
Maisonneuve Press; 1st Ed., 1993
Christopher Sharrett, Ph.D.
Department of Communication and the Arts
In the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, film became the site of crisis and
catastrophe, a nihilism and apocalypticism devolving from the center of
late capitalist civilization. These 13 critics from the U.S., Canada,
and Australia examine such films as Blade Runner, Wild at Heart, Dead
Ringers, Brazil, Rumble Fish, Fellini’s Cassanova, Mad Max, The Fly,
Taxi Driver and many others to reveal the cultural crisis at the fin
de millennium. Ideal for course adoption in film studies, cultural
studies, or popular culture.