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Celluloid Mushroom Clouds

Hollywood And Atomic Bomb, 1st Edition

By Joyce Evans


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Celluloid Mushroom Clouds is a historical account of how the movie industry responded to specific economic and political forces over the postwar years. Joyce Evans investigates the transformation of the imagery associated with atomic technology found in Hollywood film produced and distributed between 1947 and 1964. Incorporating qualitative and qua

Table of Contents

Introduction: Hollywood and the Atomic Bomb, 1 Hollywood After the Bomb, 1946-1953, 2 MGM and the Cold War: Above and Beyond (1952), 3 Experimentation with Atomic Themes, 4 Hollywood Science Fiction, 1954-1959, 5 Radiation-Produced Monsters: Them! (1954), 6 Alien Invaders and Atomic Espionage, 7 Postnuclear Scenarios, 8 The Nuclear Future, 1960-1964, 9 Questioning Authority, 10 From Mutually Assured Destruction to Mutant Ninja Turtles

About the Author

Joyce A. Evans teaches courses on popular culture, Hollywood film, and communication theory at the University of California at San Diego.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General