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The 'War on Terror' and American Film9/11 Frames Per Second$
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Terence McSweeney

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748693092

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.001.0001

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Remaking 9/11: Imagining the Unimaginable in the Alien-Invasion Film

Remaking 9/11: Imagining the Unimaginable in the Alien-Invasion Film

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(p.135) 5. Remaking 9/11: Imagining the Unimaginable in the Alien-Invasion Film
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The 'War on Terror' and American Film
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Terence McSweeney

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.003.0006

This chapter interrogates the alien invasion film and argues that they are able to reflect the fears and anxieties of the new millennium in a similar way to the Cold War era alien invasion films. It offers a detailed analysis of War of the Worlds and Cloverfield.

Keywords:   Hollywood, American cinema, 9/11, Film, Iraq War, War on Terror, Aliens, Cloverfield, Spielberg, Science fiction

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