One of the most significant trends to emerge in popular culture in recent years has been the growing fascination with post-apocalyptic films. From films like Armageddon to World War Z, we have become preoccupied with the end of the world. You cannot even turn on your TV without being chased by zombies, rogue meteors, or some kind of deadly virus. While the growing popularity of these films shouldn't be a surprise to anybody, the roots of this trend go far deeper and longer than most people realize. This post-apocalyptic film journey has actually gone on for more than 100 years. This book covers films from 1916 to 2016. Part of the discussion includes coverage of the very first film of this genre, a Danish silent film called The End of the World (Verdens Undergang). More recent films that are part of this journey are Cell, These Final Hours, and The Road. A summary and analysis is included for each film, and I have a rating system from one to five Exploding Worlds for each movie. Over 110 films are discussed. While some of the major films in this category are, of course, discussed, so are many others that are rather rare and obscure.
Author: Nicholas D. Riccio Publisher: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints, Inc. Published: 05/21/2018 Pages: 170 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.52lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.36d ISBN: 9780692096055