Studying Disaster Movies (paperback) – John Sanders

£8.99   144pp   ISBN: 978-1-903663-99-8   2009

 

The disaster film has long tapped into audiences’ fears of events beyond their control, yet often rooted in real-life experience, making the genre a potent mixture of entertainment and a window on to actual events.

The essential introduction to the topic for those new to the study of film, Studying Disaster Movies provides a comprehensive introduction to a genre that has flourished since the 1970s, concentrating on such case studies as Airport, The Towering Inferno, The Day After Tomorrow and Cloverfield. Each case study presents a complete examination of the film, covering production, distribution and marketing, as well as tackling key analytical areas such as close textual analysis of scenes, issues of representation and critical reaction.

John Sanders teaches film at Bedford Modern School and is also the author of The Film Genre Book (Auteur, 2009).

 

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