The Sky is Falling!

The Sky is Falling!: The Unexpected Politics of Hollywood’s Superheroes and Zombies

Non-Fiction, Screen & Performing Arts, Film, TV & Radio, TV & Radio
Paperback Published on: 05/09/2019
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Synopsis

'You'll never look at your favourite movies and TV shows the same way again. And you shouldn't' Steven Soderbergh
'Insanely readable' Slavoj Zizek
'Your book was ... like a bag of pot, with me saying, 'I'm not gonna smoke.' But I was insatiable' Quentin Tarantino on Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

In The Sky is Falling! bestselling cultural critic Peter Biskind takes us on a dizzying ride across two decades of pop culture to show how the TV and movies we love - from Game of Thrones and 24 to Homeland and Iron Man - have taught us to love political extremism. Welcome to a darkly pessimistic, apocalyptic world where winter has come, the dead are walking, and ultra violence, revenge and torture are all in a day's work. Welcome to the new normal.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241373873
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 202g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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The Sky is Falling!
Dull
I thought this might be a “Ways of Seeing” for the Marvel Generation. Sadly, it wasn’t fun to read. A real chore that made me fall asleep while reading on... READ MORE
Jay Tee