Stephen Keane's history of the disaster genre offers a detailed
analysis of films such as The Towering Inferno,
Independence Day, Titanic, and The Day After
Tomorrow. He looks at the ways in which disaster movies can be
read in relation to both contextual considerations and the
increasing commercial demands of contemporary Hollywood. In this
second edition, he adds new material regarding cinematic
representations of disaster in the wake of 9/11 and an analysis of
disaster movies in light of recent natural disasters. Keane
continually reworks this previously unexplored genre.
Subjects: Film Studies
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