Disaster Movies (Paperback)

The Cinema of Catastrophe (Short Cuts)

By Stephen Keane

Wallflower Press, 9781905674039, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006

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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.

About the Author

Stephen Keane is lecturer in film at the University of Leeds, Bretton Hall Campus. He is also author of the forthcoming CineTech: Film, Convergence and New Media.