Book A Guide to Apocalyptic Cinema

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  • Author : Charles P. Mitchell
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780313315275
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read A Guide to Apocalyptic Cinema PDF, written by Charles P. Mitchell and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2001 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Studies fifty films that illustrate the variety, range, and different categories of the genre.

Book The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature

Download or read The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature PDF, written by John Joseph Collins and published by Oxford Handbooks. This book was released on 2014 with total page 565 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Apocalypticism arose in ancient Judaism in the last centuries BCE and played a crucial role in the rise of Christianity. It is not only of historical interest: there has been a growing awareness, especially since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, of the prevalence of apocalyptic beliefs in the contemporary world. To understand these beliefs, it is necessary to appreciate their complex roots in the ancient world, and the multi-faceted character of the phenomenon of apocalypticism. The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature is a thematic and phenomenological exploration of apocalypticism in the Judaic and Christian traditions. Most of the volume is devoted to the apocalyptic literature of antiquity. Essays explore the relationship between apocalypticism and prophecy, wisdom and mysticism; the social function of apocalypticism and its role as resistance literature; apocalyptic rhetoric from both historical and postmodern perspectives; and apocalyptic theology, focusing on phenomena of determinism and dualism and exploring apocalyptic theology's role in ancient Judaism, early Christianity, and Gnosticism. The final chapters of the volume are devoted to the appropriation of apocalypticism in the modern world, reviewing the role of apocalypticism in contemporary Judaism and Christianity, and more broadly in popular culture, addressing the increasingly studied relation between apocalypticism and violence, and discussing the relationship between apocalypticism and trauma, which speaks to the underlying causes of the popularity of apocalyptic beliefs. This volume will further the understanding of a vital religious phenomenon too often dismissed as alien and irrational by secular western society.

Book Apocalypse Cinema

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  • Author : Peter Szendy
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release : 2015-09-01
  • ISBN : 0823264823
  • Pages : 182 pages

Download or read Apocalypse Cinema PDF, written by Peter Szendy and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2015-09-01 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Apocalypse-cinema is not only the end of time that has so often been staged as spectacle in films like 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, and The Terminator. By looking at blockbusters that play with general annihilation while also paying close attention to films like Melancholia, Cloverfield, Blade Runner, and Twelve Monkeys, this book suggests that in the apocalyptic genre, film gnaws at its own limit. Apocalypse-cinema is, at the same time and with the same double blow, the end of the world and the end of the film. It is the consummation and the (self-)consumption of cinema, in the form of an acinema that Lyotard evoked as the nihilistic horizon of filmic economy. The innumerable countdowns, dazzling radiations, freeze-overs, and seismic cracks and crevices are but other names and pretexts for staging film itself, with its economy of time and its rewinds, its overexposed images and fades to white, its freeze-frames and digital touch-ups. The apocalyptic genre is not just one genre among others: It plays with the very conditions of possibility of cinema. And it bears witness to the fact that, every time, in each and every film, what Jean-Luc Nancy called the cine-world is exposed on the verge of disappearing. In a Postface specially written for the English edition, Szendy extends his argument into a debate with speculative materialism. Apocalypse-cinema, he argues, announces itself as cinders that question the “ultratestimonial” structure of the filmic gaze. The cine-eye, he argues, eludes the correlationism and anthropomorphic structure that speculative materialists have placed under critique, allowing only the ashes it bears to be heard.

Book Film Noir Guide

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  • Author : Michael F. Keaney
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2015-05-20
  • ISBN : 0786491558
  • Pages : 551 pages

Download or read Film Noir Guide PDF, written by Michael F. Keaney and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-05-20 with total page 551 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than 700 films from the classic period of film noir (1940 to 1959) are presented in this exhaustive reference book—such films as The Accused, Among the Living, The Asphalt Jungle, Baby Face Nelson, Bait, The Beat Generation, Crossfire, Dark Passage, I Walk Alone, The Las Vegas Story, The Naked City, Strangers on a Train, White Heat, and The Window. For each film, the following information is provided: the title, release date, main performers, screenwriter(s), director(s), type of noir, thematic content, a rating based on the five-star system, and a plot synopsis that does not reveal the ending.

Book Bible and Cinema

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  • Author : Adele Reinhartz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2022-03-31
  • ISBN : 1000557073
  • Pages : 422 pages

Download or read Bible and Cinema PDF, written by Adele Reinhartz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-03-31 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bible and Cinema: An Introduction is a comprehensive examination of how the Bible has been used and represented in mainstream cinema to develop its plots, characters, and themes. The book considers two general types of films: Bible movies that retell biblical stories, such as the Exodus and the life of Jesus, and Bible-related movies that make use of biblical books, stories, verses, and figures, and Bibles themselves to tell non-biblical, often fictional, narratives. Topics covered include: the contribution of Bible and Bible-related movies to the history of the Bible’s reception; the ways in which filmmakers make use of scripture to address and reflect their own time and place; the Bible as a vehicle through which films can address social and political issues, reflect human experiences and emotions, explore existential issues such as evil and death, and express themes such as destruction and redemption; the role of the Bible as a source of ethics and morality, and how this role is both perpetuated and undermined in a range of contemporary Hollywood films; and film as a medium for experiences of transcendence, and the role of the Bible in creating such experiences. This thoroughly updated second edition includes insightful analysis of films such as Noah, Gods and Men, Mary Magdalene, and The Shawshank Redemption, paying attention to visual and aural elements as well as plot, character, and dialogue. The book also includes pedagogical resources including discussions of film theory, as well as key words and discussion questions. Teachers, students, and anyone interested in the intersection of Bible and cinema will find this an invaluable guide to a growing field.

Book Atomic Bomb Cinema

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  • Author : Jerome F. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-05-13
  • ISBN : 1135350191
  • Pages : 404 pages

Download or read Atomic Bomb Cinema PDF, written by Jerome F. Shapiro and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-13 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unfathomably merciless and powerful, the atomic bomb has left its indelible mark on film. In Atomic Bomb Cinema, Jerome F. Shapiro unearths the unspoken legacy of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and its complex aftermath in American and Japanese cinema. According to Shapiro, a "Bomb film" is never simply an exercise in ideology or paranoia. He examines hundreds of films like Godzilla, Dr. Strangelove, and The Terminator as a body of work held together by ancient narrative and symbolic traditions that extol survival under devastating conditions. Drawing extensively on both English-language and Japanese-language sources, Shapiro argues that such films not only grapple with our nuclear anxieties, but also offer signs of hope that humanity is capable of repairing a damaged and divided world.

Book The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film

Download or read The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film PDF, written by John Lyden and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-05-07 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film brings together a lively and experienced team of contributors to introduce students to the key topics in religion and film and to investigate the ways in which the exciting subject of religion and film is developing for more experienced scholars. Divided into four parts, the Companion: analyzes the history of the interaction of religion and film, through periods of censorship as well as appreciation of the medium studies religion-in-film, examining how the world’s major religions, as well as Postcolonial, Japanese and New Religions, are depicted by and within films uses diverse methodologies to explore religion and film, such as psychoanalytical, theological and feminist approaches, and audience reception analyzes religious themes in film, including Redemption, the Demonic, Jesus or Christ Figures, Heroes and Superheroes considers films as diverse as The Passion of the Christ, The Matrix, Star Wars and Groundhog Day. This definitive book provides an accessible resource to this emerging field and is an indispensable guide to religion and film for students of Religion, Film Studies, and beyond.

Book The Bible in Motion

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  • Author : Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2016-09-12
  • ISBN : 1614513260
  • Pages : 956 pages

Download or read The Bible in Motion PDF, written by Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2016-09-12 with total page 956 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This two-part volume contains a comprehensive collection of original studies by well-known scholars focusing on the Bible’s wide-ranging reception in world cinema. It is organized into sections examining the rich cinematic afterlives of selected characters from the Hebrew Bible and New Testament; considering issues of biblical reception across a wide array of film genres, ranging from noir to anime; featuring directors, from Lee Chang-dong to the Coen brothers, whose body of work reveals an enduring fascination with biblical texts and motifs; and offering topical essays on cinema’s treatment of selected biblical themes (e.g., lament, apocalyptic), particular interpretive lenses (e.g., feminist interpretation, queer theory), and windows into biblical reception in a variety of world cinemas (e.g., Indian, Israeli, and Third Cinema). This handbook is intended for scholars of the Bible, religion, and film as well as for a wider general audience.

Book The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

Download or read The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology PDF, written by Jerry L. Walls and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2007-12-03 with total page 744 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eschatology is the study of the last things: death, judgment, the afterlife, and the end of the world. Through centuries of Christian thoughtfrom the early Church fathers through the Middle Ages and the Reformationthese issues were of the utmost importance. In other religions, too, eschatological concerns were central. After the Enlightenment, though, many religious thinkers began to downplay the importance of eschatology which, in light of rationalism, came to be seen as something of an embarrassment. The twentieth century, however, saw the rise of phenomena that placed eschatology back at the forefront of religious thought. From the rapid expansion of fundamentalist forms of Christianity, with their focus on the end times; to the proliferation of apocalyptic new religious movements; to the recent (and very public) debates about suicide, martyrdom, and paradise in Islam, interest in eschatology is once again on the rise. In addition to its popular resurgence, in recent years some of the worlds most important theologians have returned eschatology to its former position of prominence. The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology will provide an important critical survey of this diverse body of thought and practice from a variety of perspectives: biblical, historical, theological, philosophical, and cultural. This volume will be the primary resource for students, scholars, and others interested in questions of our ultimate existence.

Book The Apocalyptic Complex

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  • Author : Nadia Al-Bagdadi
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Release : 2018-07-01
  • ISBN : 6155225389
  • Pages : 432 pages

Download or read The Apocalyptic Complex PDF, written by Nadia Al-Bagdadi and published by Central European University Press. This book was released on 2018-07-01 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, followed by similarly dreadful acts of terror, prompted a new interest in the field of the apocalyptic. There is a steady output of literature on the subject (also referred to as “the End Times.) This book analyzes this continuously published literature and opens up a new perspective on these views of the apocalypse. The thirteen essays in this volume focus on the dimensions, consequences and transformations of Apocalypticism. The authors explore the everyday relevance of the apocalyptic in contemporary society, culture, and politics, side by side with the various histories of apocalyptic ideas and movements. In particular, they seek to better understand the ways in which perceptions of the apocalypse diverge in the American, European, and Arab worlds. Leading experts in the field re-evaluate some of the traditional views on the apocalypse in light of recent political and cultural events, and, go beyond empirical facts to reconsider the potential of the apocalyptic. This last point is the focal point of the book.

Book Apocalypse Cinema

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  • Author : Stephen Prince
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2021-07-16
  • ISBN : 1978819870
  • Pages : 105 pages

Download or read Apocalypse Cinema PDF, written by Stephen Prince and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2021-07-16 with total page 105 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vivid images of the apocalypse proliferate throughout contemporary cinema, which pictures the death of civilization in wildly different ways. Some films imagine a future where humanity is wiped out entirely, while others envision humans as an endangered species, enslaved by alien invaders or hunted by zombie hordes. This book provides a lively overview of apocalypse cinema, including alien invasions, nuclear annihilation, asteroid collisions, climate change, and terrifying plagues. Covering pivotal films from the silent era to the present day, including Metropolis, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dr. Strangelove, Contagion, and Avengers: Endgame, Stephen Prince explores how these dark visions are rooted in religious and prophetic traditions, and he considers how our love for apocalypse cinema is tied to fundamental existential questions and anxieties that never go out of fashion.

Book The Child in Post Apocalyptic Cinema

Download or read The Child in Post Apocalyptic Cinema PDF, written by Debbie Olson and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2015-03-06 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection explores and interrogates the complex role of the child character in the dystopian landscape of post-apocalyptic cinema, including classic, recent, and international films, approached from a variety of theoretical, methodological, and cultural perspectives.

Book The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

Download or read The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism PDF, written by Catherine Wessinger and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-07 with total page 764 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism' offers readers an in-depth look at both the theoretical underpinnings of the study of millennialism and its many manifestations across history and cultures.

Book Gender in Post 9 11 American Apocalyptic TV

Download or read Gender in Post 9 11 American Apocalyptic TV PDF, written by Eve Bennett and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2019-01-10 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the years following 9/11, American TV developed a preoccupation with apocalypse. Science fiction and fantasy shows ranging from Firefly to Heroes, from the rebooted Battlestar Galactica to Lost, envisaged scenarios in which world-changing disasters were either threatened or actually took place. During the same period numerous commentators observed that the American media's representation of gender had undergone a marked regression, possibly, it was suggested, as a consequence of the 9/11 attacks and the feelings of weakness and insecurity they engendered in the nation's men. Eve Bennett investigates whether the same impulse to return to traditional images of masculinity and femininity can be found in the contemporary cycle of apocalyptic series, programmes which, like 9/11 itself, present plenty of opportunity for narratives of damsels-in-distress and heroic male rescuers. However, as this book shows, whether such narratives play out in the expected manner is another matter.

Book Encyclopedia of Religion and Film

Download or read Encyclopedia of Religion and Film PDF, written by Eric Michael Mazur and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 644 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents alphabetically arranged reference entries on religion and its role in modern film, covering such topics as religious themes, symbols, well-known films that deal with religious topics, and noted directors.

Book Media and the Apocalypse

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  • Author : Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9781433104190
  • Pages : 228 pages

Download or read Media and the Apocalypse PDF, written by Kylo-Patrick R. Hart and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2009 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Responding to a plethora of media representing end times, this anthology of essays examines pop culture's fascination with end of the world or apocalyptic narratives. Essays discuss films and made-for-television movies - including Deep Impact, The Core, and The Day After Tomorrow - that feature primarily [hu]man-made catastrophes or natural catastrophes. These representations complement the large amount of mediated literature and films on religious perspectives of the apocalypse, the Left Behind series, and other films/books that deal with prophecy from the Book of Revelation in the Bible. This book will be useful in upper-level undergraduate/graduate courses addressing mass media, film and television studies, popular culture, rhetorical criticism, and special/advanced topics. In addition, the book will be of interest to scholars and students in disciplines including anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, and religious studies.

Book The Last Midnight

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  • Author : Leisa A. Clark,
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2016-10-13
  • ISBN : 1476625263
  • Pages : 280 pages

Download or read The Last Midnight PDF, written by Leisa A. Clark, and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-10-13 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  Do you find yourself contemplating the imminent end of the world? Do you wonder how society might reorganize itself to cope with global cataclysm? (Have you begun hoarding canned goods and ammunition...?) Visions of an apocalypse began to dominate mass media well before the year 2000. Yet narratives since then present decidedly different spins on cultural anxieties about terrorism, disease, environmental collapse, worldwide conflict and millennial technologies. Many of these concerns have been made metaphorical: zombie hordes embody fear of out-of-control appetites and encroaching disorder. Other fears, like the prospect of human technology’s turning on its creators, seem more reality based. This collection of new essays explores apocalyptic themes in a variety of post-millennial media, including film, television, video games, webisodes and smartphone apps.