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Psychology Press

English - 412 pages - ISBN-10: 0415936608 - ISBN-13: 9780415936606

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Unfathomably merciless and powerful, the atomic bomb has left its indelible mark on film. In Atomic Bomb Cinema, Jerome F. Shapiro unearths the unspoken legacy of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and its complex aftermath in American and Japanese cinema. According to Shapiro, a "Bomb film" is never simply an exercise in ideology or paranoia. He examines hundreds of films like Godzilla, Dr. Strangelove, and The Terminator as a body of work held together by ancient narrative and symbolic traditions that extol survival under devastating conditions. Drawing extensively on both English-language and Japanese-language sources, Shapiro argues that such films not only grapple with our nuclear anxieties, but also offer signs of hope that humanity is capable of repairing a damaged and divided world. www.atomicbombcinema.com

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Michael Cunningham

Could not let the book down Sure not a literary master piece, but as one of the reviewers stated, it will keep you turning the pages.

Kelly Tremblay

Nice It has a nice story about how to always let go the past and fall in love.

John Mercado

Enjoyed the whole book can't wait to read the whole series.

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