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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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Traumatise, Repeat, Finish: Military Science Fiction (Long) after 9/11 and Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Traumatise, Repeat, Finish: Military Science Fiction (Long) after 9/11 and Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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(p.307) Chapter 15 Traumatise, Repeat, Finish: Military Science Fiction (Long) after 9/11 and Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
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American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11
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Steffen Hantke

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413817.003.0016

The collection then concludes with Steffen Hantke's illuminating analysis of Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow from a variety of critical perspectives: discussing elements of self-reflexivity, star persona, the film's distinctly ludological central narrative conceit (on this point he offers an analysis of how this narrative strategy functions as a commentary on the idea of "getting it right the next time") to the melange of 'War on Terror' and 'greatest generation' themes presented throughout the film. Hantke makes the case that while it proved commercially underwhelming on original release, Edge of Tomorrow is worthy of critical reappraisal and analysis.

Keywords:   Science fiction, War on Terror, 9/11, allegory

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