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American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11$
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Terence McSweeney

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474413817

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413817.001.0001

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Nowhere Left to Zone in Children of Men (2006)

Nowhere Left to Zone in Children of Men (2006)

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(p.291) Chapter 14 Nowhere Left to Zone in Children of Men (2006)
Source:
American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11
Author(s):

Sean Redmond

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413817.003.0015

In Chapter Fourteen Redmond contends that Alfonso Cuarón's richly symbolic dystopian drama Children of Men is a film haunted by the dread of both the traumatic diegetic incident that leads to the film's storyline (women not being able to conceive children for some unexplained reason) and the events of 9/11, which leaves its mark on the film's narrative and imagery in a range of ways.

Keywords:   Science fiction, dystopia, Hollywood, War on Terror, 9/11

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