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Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967 (Paperback)
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Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967 (Paperback)

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Paperback 182 Pages / Published: 30/09/2017
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Your next stop-mutants, monsters, and mushroom clouds. America, the only country to have dropped the Bomb, and Japan, the only country to have suffered its wrath, naturally portray the nuclear threat through different cinematic lenses, and Apocalypse Then shows the view from both sides of the Pacific. American science fiction films of the 1950s and 1960s generally argue that it is possible to put the nuclear genie back in the bottle, whereas Japanese science fiction films of the same period assert that once freed, the nuclear genie could never again be imprisoned. With this viewpoint in mind, this book examines the genre movies of these two countries released between 1951 and 1967 that spotlight the nuclear threat, running the gamut from Godzilla to Dr. Strangelove, from The Mysterians to The Incredible Shrinking Man, from The Last War to On the Beach.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9781476668413
Number of pages: 182
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 9 mm


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"There have been so many genre movie guides out there and to be honest, I didn't think anything could be done that was new and exciting. I was very glad to be proven wrong with this book...McFarland has had a long history of excellent movie guides, particularly those in the horror and science fiction genre, and this one promises to rate among the best! This guide stands out to me because it is specific in its subject matter, that of atomic films...[Bogue] has a love for these types of films and upon reading this book, made me want to revisit many of the films covered here...when I found out about this book, I knew it was something I had to have...This book did not disappoint. Bogue's excitement and love of these films is reflected in each and every review."--Terror from Beyond the Daves, Rondo award winning blog.
"Mike Bogue, after taking the reader through sixteen years of busy monster and mutant design at various studios and almost ninety movies, has amassed countless details, production histories and genuine fantasies related to those films. A treasure for any fan of the giant monster and atomic mutant films of that period."--PopCultureShelf; "There have been so many genre movie guides out there and to be honest, I didn't think anything could be done that was new and exciting. I was very glad to be proven wrong with this book...McFarland has had a long history of excellent movie guides, particularly those in the horror and science fiction genre, and this one promises to rate among the best! This guide stands out to me because it is specific in its subject matter, that of atomic films...[Bogue] has a love for these types of films and upon reading this book, made me want to revisit many of the films covered here...when I found out about this book, I knew it was something I had to have...This book did not disappoint. Bogue's excitement and love of these films is reflected in each and every review."--Terror from Beyond the Daves, Rondo award winning blog.

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