Apocalyptic Dread

Author: Kirsten Moana Thompson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 079148033X
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The power and presence of dread in recent American cinema.

High And Low Moderns

Author: Maria DiBattista
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195359541
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But unlike almost all later critics and interpreters of the book, he understood its
pervasive apocalyptic dread, and he continually wrestled with the images and
implications of the book during the apocalyptic years from 1914 to 1918. Around
1914, when he felt haunted by an impending universal doom—effectively the
doom predicted at the end of Tono-Bungay—he wrote his first sketches for a
novel that confronted the coming horror by specifically refuting Wells's vision of

Apocalyptic Transformation

Author: Elizabeth K. Rosen
ISBN: 9780739117903
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In Watchmen, Moore creates a world in which the people have for so long lived
with a looming sense of apocalyptic dread that they have become desensitized
and complacent, and so are unable to detect the real thing when it appears. In
doing so, Moore invites a consideration of the real apocalypticism with which we
live by positing a "What if scenario which takes advantage of and extrapolates
from those fears. Both Watchmen and Moore's more recent es- chatological
series ...

Dreams Of Glory

Author: Professor Richard K Fenn
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409476960
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Politicians andprophets have longused apocalyptic beliefs toheighten uncertainty
, arouse dread, mobilize heroic energies, call peopleto sacrifice,and tomount
anattack on the humanpsyche. Under the conditions Ihave already outlined,
therefore, weshould not be surprisedto findthat, along withthe usual exhortations
to prudence,patience, and selfdiscipline for a longstrugglewith theenemies ofGod
, politicians andprophets are increasingly likely to usethe apocalyptic visionto
justifythe ...

Desire And Pleasure In Seventeenth Century Music

Author: Susan McClary
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520952065
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Yet our love for this mode of classification leads us to accept as reasonable such
unlikely designations as “the long eighteenth century”—a period that lops past its
proper edges to colonize the late 1600s and early 1800s; it also predisposed
many of us to approach with apocalyptic dread the advent of the year 2000. Early
modern music history, however, graciously obliged this craving for tidy
calendrical boundaries, for right on the downbeat of the year 1600—as though
motivated by ...

English Lawyers Between Market And State

Author: Richard L. Abel
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198260332
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... reliance on nuclear deterrence required acceptance of Herman Kahn's
unthinkable MAD (mutual assured destruction). Anyone who read Nevil Shute's
On the Beach at that time will remember the apocalyptic dread. Law's attraction
for me has always been its promise of Preface.

Parallel Lines

Author: Guy Westwell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850727
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... of Bad Timing'. New York Times. Available at: http://WWW.nytimes.com/2002/
10/17/movies/filmsWith-War-themes-are-Victims-of-bad-timing.html (accessed 24
January 2014). Thompson, Damian (2008) Counterknowledge: How We
Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Ouack Medicine, Bogus Science and Fake
History, London: Atlantic. Thompson, Kirsten Moana (2007) Apocalyptic Dread:
American Film at the Turn of the Millennium. Albany, NY: State University of New
York Press.

The Flame Of Eternity

Author: Krzysztof Michalski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084021X
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The institution of science also promises our mastery over the future, its
subordination (so that we can be sure of it)—and thereby postpones the end of
the world as we know it (and the beginning of the new world), ad calendas
Graecas, and ensures that for now we can live without apocalyptic dread. But just
as tales of golden horses, harlots, and cities made of diamonds, frightening and
consoling, could not entirely suppress that anxiety with which my life here and
now undermines all ...

The Sixties

Author: David Farber
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469608731
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Contrasting the banalities of news reporting and advertising with the grim stories
of destruction and death that form its content, Zappa evokes images of the urban
insurrections then raging in America's ghettos, musing in apocalyptic dread that “
there's no way to delay that trouble coming every day.” In its song lyrics, its
musical structures, and even in its cover design, Freak Out seemed to make a
decisive break with the culture of commercialism dominating the music industry
and the rest ...

British Film Culture In The 1970s

Author: Sue Harper
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748654283
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... there is no coherent attempt to locate cultural events historically.3 Dave
Haslam's account has a similarly episodic structure and he distils the decade into
a series of style markers.4 Francis Wheen also deploys a snapshot approach, but
his interpretation is shaped by the invocation of a dominant mood: 'Slice the
Seventies where you will, the flavour is unmistakable – a pungent mélange of
apocalyptic dread and conspiratorial fever.'5 Other books survey more diverse
social currents.