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The 'War on Terror' and American Film
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The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second

Terence McSweeney


American film in the first decade of the 21st century became a cultural battleground on which a war of representation was waged, but did these films endorse the 'War on Terror' or challenge it? More than just reproducing these fears and fantasies, The 'War on Terror' and American Film argues that American cinema has played a significant role in shaping them, restructuring how audiences have viewed this most tumultuous of decades in particularly influential ways. This compelling and theoretically informed exploration of contemporary American cinema charts the evolution of the impact of 9/11 on ... More

Keywords: Hollywood, American cinema, 9/11, Film, Media, Iraq War, War on Terror, Science Fiction, cultural trauma

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748693092
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terence McSweeney, author
Southampton Solent University