Academic Scholarship

Crisis Cinema: the Apocalyptic Idea in Postmodern Narrative Film

Maisonneuve Press; 1st Ed., 1993

Crisis Cinema: The Apocalyptic Idea in Postmodern Narrative Film Christopher Sharrett, Ph.D.
College 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.


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