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Fear of/from Religion

Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is an associate professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...Frum 2003: 140.In a country where almost two-thirds of the population believes in the devil, Bush was identifying Osama bin Laden and his gang as literally Satan.Schlesinger 2004: 116.There are no more dangerous people on earth than those...

Hopeless Bleak Despair, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Mist

Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is an associate professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...I never knew what everybody meant by endless, hopeless bleak despair Until one day when I found out …They Might Be GiantsNumerous nihilistic horror films were made before 9/11 featuring bleak endings with the death of many or all the main...

Innovations in Documentary II

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing : History, Theory, and Practice

Focal Press, 2013

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... Innovations in Documentary II j Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), by Michael Moore, represents a watershed in docu- mentary film history. On one level, having earned almost $200 million, including ancillary revenue, it is the most commercially...

9/11 as Horror

Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is an associate professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...In his article for The Nation, ‘9/11 in a Movie-Made World’, Tom Engelhardt argues that the United States has cinematically imagined ‘9/11’ long before it happened (2006: 15). Our cinema has presented the destruction of New York...

They Won’t Stay Dead: The Ghosts, Zombies and Vampires of 9/11

Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is an associate professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...Ghost stories are to do with the insurrection, not the resurrection, of the dead.One need not be a chamber to be haunted.The dead returned with a vengeance after September 11, literally in horror cinema. 9/11 resulted in a transformative...

Manufacturing Fear

Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is an associate professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...Fear-mongering Horror cinema is rooted in the desire to feel fear. Indeed, Noël Carroll’s two fundamental paradoxes of art horror are about its complex relationship to fear: ‘how can anyone be frightened by what they know does not exist...

‘Because you were home’: Anonymous and Random Death

Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is an associate professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...We face an enemy determined to bring death and suffering into our homes.Kristen: ‘Why are you doing this to us?’Dollface: ‘Because you were home …’Random and anonymous death and a sense of nihilism were present in horror long before 9/11....

‘Torture Porn’ and What It Means to Be American

Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is an associate professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...But [America] goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy …Quoted in The 9/11 Commission Report (2004: 47).We believe that the worst thieves in the world today and the worst terrorists are the Americans. Nothing shall stop you except...

Documenting the Horror

Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is an associate professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...Two aspects of our highly mediated lives, not to mention near universal access to the tools of film, video and still photograph production, have resulted in an approach to horror that focuses on documenting horrific experiences...

Horrific Nostalgia: Remaking the Slasher Film

Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is an associate professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...Thousands of dangerous killers, schooled in the methods of murder, often supported by outlaw regimes, are now spreading throughout the world like ticking time bombs, set to go off without warning.I watched him for fifteen years, sitting...