Celluloid Heroes & Mechanical Dragons: Film As The Mythology Of Electronic Society

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Celluloid Heroes & Mechanical Dragons: Film as the Mythology of Electronic Society

Celluloid Heroes & Mechanical Dragons: Film as the Mythology of Electronic Society

John David Ebert's Celluloid Heroes & Mechanical Dragons examines how movies since the late 1960s have developed a "myth of the machine" for our contemporary society. Modern technology, Ebert argues, has created a new environment which raises problems that our modern myths, in celluloid form, attempt to resolve by presenting a number of possible scenarios ranging from "demolition" of the machine, as in The Lord of the Rings, to "symbiosis," as in the Star Wars films. Ebert examines films such as Apocalypse Now, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Videodrome, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and A.I. for answers to the question how modern man can retain his humanity while living in a society which is increasingly dominated by the technology he has created.

Specification of Celluloid Heroes & Mechanical Dragons: Film as the Mythology of Electronic Society

GENERAL
AuthorJohn David Ebert
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition
ISBN-101877275743
ISBN-139781877275746
PublisherLisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC
Publication Year2005
DIMENSIONS
Height5.98 inch.
Length0.65 inch.
Width9.02 inch.
Weight0.95 pounds.

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