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Film and Everyday Eco-Disasters (Electronic book text)
Film and Everyday Eco-Disasters (Electronic book text): Robin L. Murray, Joseph K. Heumann
Film and Everyday Eco-Disasters (Electronic book text): Robin L. Murray, Joseph K. Heumann

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Robin L. Murray, Joseph K. Heumann

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Eco-disasters such as coal-mining accidents, oil spills, and food-borne diseases appear regularly in the news, making them seem nearly commonplace. These ecological crises highlight the continual tensions between human needs and the environmental impact these needs produce. Contemporary documentaries and feature films explore environmental-human conflicts by depicting the consequences of our overconsumption and dependence on nonrenewable energy.

"Film and Everyday Eco-disasters" examines changing perspectives toward everyday eco-disasters as reflected in the work of filmmakers from the silent era forward, with an emphasis on recent films such as "Dead Ahead," an HBO dramatization of the Exxon Valdez disaster; "Total Recall," a science fiction action film highlighting oxygen as a commodity; "The Devil Wears Prada," a comment on the fashion industry; and "Food, Inc.", a documentary interrogation of the food industry. The authors evaluate not only the success of these films as rhetorical arguments but also their rhetorical strategies. This interdisciplinary approach to film studies fuses cultural, economic, and literary critiques in articulating an approach to ecology that points to sustainable development as an alternative to resource exploitations and their associated everyday eco-disasters.

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Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2014
Authors: Robin L. Murray • Joseph K. Heumann
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 241
ISBN-13: 978-1-306-67449-2
Barcode: 9781306674492
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Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Films, cinema > Film theory & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > General
LSN: 1-306-67449-2

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