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The Resource Film and everyday eco-disasters, Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann

Film and everyday eco-disasters, Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann

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Film and everyday eco-disasters
Title
Film and everyday eco-disasters
Statement of responsibility
Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eco-disasters such as coal-mining accidents, oil spills, and food-borne diseases appear regularly in the news, making them seem nearly commonplace. These ecological crises highlight the continual tensions between human needs and the environmental impact these needs produce. Contemporary documentaries and feature films explore environmental-human conflicts by depicting the consequences of our overconsumption and dependence on nonrenewable energy. Film and Everyday Eco-disasters examines changing perspectives toward everyday eco-disasters as reflected in the work of filmmakers from the silent era forward, with an emphasis on recent films such as Dead Ahead, an HBO dramatization of the Exxon Valdez disaster; Total Recall, a science fiction action film highlighting oxygen as a commodity; The Devil Wears Prada, a comment on the fashion industry; and Food, Inc., a documentary interrogation of the food industry. The authors evaluate not only the success of these films as rhetorical arguments but also their rhetorical strategies. This interdisciplinary approach to film studies fuses cultural, economic, and literary critiques in articulating an approach to ecology that points to sustainable development as an alternative to resource exploitations and their associated everyday eco-disasters. --Provided by publisher
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Murray, Robin L
Dewey number
070.1/8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.E78
LC item number
M88 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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Heumann, Joseph K.
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  • Environmental protection and motion pictures
  • Ecology in motion pictures
  • Documentary films
  • Documentary films
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Documentary films
  • Ecology in motion pictures
  • Environmental protection and motion pictures
Label
Film and everyday eco-disasters, Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes filmography
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: cinematic ecodisasters and our basic human needs -- Human approaches to the ecology of air, water, and clothing. At the boiling point: the aesthetics of atmospheric pollution and climate change in documentary and feature films -- James Bond and water wars in contemporary film: a new ecowarrior? -- Ready to wear? from fashion to environmental justice -- Ecodocumentaries and the rhetoric of food production. Contemporary ecofood films: the documentary tradition -- Flipper? We're eating Flipper? documenting animals rights and environmental ethics at sea -- Negative externalities of housing and energy industries -- Give me shelter: the ecology of homes and homelessness -- Activism in mountaintop removal films: turn off the lights for sustainability -- The search for the "golden shrimp": the myth of interdependence in oil drilling films -- Conclusion: can the film industry and the environmental movement mix?
Control code
877868623
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803255142
Lccn
2013047064
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt1d9jqb1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868623
Label
Film and everyday eco-disasters, Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes filmography
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: cinematic ecodisasters and our basic human needs -- Human approaches to the ecology of air, water, and clothing. At the boiling point: the aesthetics of atmospheric pollution and climate change in documentary and feature films -- James Bond and water wars in contemporary film: a new ecowarrior? -- Ready to wear? from fashion to environmental justice -- Ecodocumentaries and the rhetoric of food production. Contemporary ecofood films: the documentary tradition -- Flipper? We're eating Flipper? documenting animals rights and environmental ethics at sea -- Negative externalities of housing and energy industries -- Give me shelter: the ecology of homes and homelessness -- Activism in mountaintop removal films: turn off the lights for sustainability -- The search for the "golden shrimp": the myth of interdependence in oil drilling films -- Conclusion: can the film industry and the environmental movement mix?
Control code
877868623
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803255142
Lccn
2013047064
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d9jqb1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868623

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