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by Jack G. Shaheen

This first book-length critical examina­tion of nuclear war motion pictures—feature films, documentaries, and edu­cational short films—in addition to recognizing a new film genre reflects an important era of modern film history.


Taken as a whole, the 25 contributions by 21 film specialists brought together here provide a comprehensive view of 32 feature films, documentaries, and educational short films comprising a representative selection of the new genre—all produced between 1946 and 1975 by American, French, British, and Japanese film makers. In addition to discussions of such well-known films as On the Beach, Hiroshima, Mon Amour, and Dr. Strangelove, the collection ana­lyzes and comments on a number of less well known but important films such as A Thousand Cranes, Countdown to Zero, and To Die, To Live, documentaries and educational short films that hitherto have been inadequately presented in cinema literature.


Marshall Flaum, one of the outstand­ing figures in the field of television documentaries, has provided an unu­sually interesting Foreword, and Jack Shaheen, the editor of the volume, has added a perceptive Preface and has appended a list of distributors and credits. A major contribution to the serious study of the nuclear war film genre, the book thus provides an analytic text with apparatus and notes, and will be of in­terest to general readers as well as stu­dents of the film and film makers.

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PublisherSouthern Illinois University Press
Release date 01.11.1978
Pages count216
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