Screens of blood : a critical approach to film and television violence / Gregory Desilet
- Desilet, Gregory E.
- Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- viii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Violence in popular film-doing it wrong and doing it right -- Django unchained: how not to do screen violence -- From Taxi driver to The brave one: what have we learned? -- The dark knight and A dark night in Aurora -- No country for old men: a violent look at violence -- The book of Eli: a violent look at violence, take two -- Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: the ordeal of loving your enemy -- Shutter island: the ordeal of loving your enemy, take two -- Memoirs of a geisha: melodrama or tragic drama? -- Part 2: Violence in popular television-early 21st century samplings -- The Sopranos (1999-2007) -- Boardwalk empire (2010- ) -- Breaking bad (2008-2013) -- The following (2013- ) -- 24 (2001-2010) -- Homeland (2011- ) -- The walking dead (2010- ) -- The wire (2002-2008) -- The killing (2011- ) -- Hell on wheels (2011- ) -- Summary and conclusions -- Afterword.
- "Civilization seems to be moving towards the power of words over weapons. But many still believe wrongs can be righted with violence. The transition to a healthier mythology is seen in an alternative trend in depictions of violence in storytelling. This book examines this trend by comparing examples from film and television with the traditional popular dramatic approach"--
- 9780786477913 (softcover : acid-free paper)
0786477911 (softcover : acid-free paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226) and index.
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