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Hollywood wants to kill you : the peculiar science of death in the movies / Rick Edwards, Dr Michael Brooks.

Hollywood wants to kill you : the peculiar science of death in the movies / Rick Edwards, Dr Michael Brooks.
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791.43654 EDWA
Adult Non Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9781786496928 (hardback)
Author Edwards, Rick (Television presenter), 1979- author.
Title Hollywood wants to kill you : the peculiar science of death in the movies / Rick Edwards, Dr Michael Brooks.
Publisher/Date London : Atlantic Books, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. 282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents note Includes index.
Summary Note Asteroids, killer sharks, nuclear bombs, viruses, deadly robots, climate change, the apocalypse, why is Hollywood so obsessed with death and the end of the world? And how seriously should we take the dystopian visions of our favourite films? With wit, intelligence and irreverence, Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks explore the science of death and mass destruction through some of our best-loved Hollywood blockbusters. From Armageddon and Dr Strangelove to The Terminator and Contagion, they investigate everything from astrophysics to AI, with hilarious and captivating consequences. Packed with illustrations, fascinating facts and numerous spoilers, Hollywood Wants to Kill You is the perfect way into the science of our inevitable demise.
Subject Death in motion pictures
Science in motion pictures
Disaster films -- History and criticism
Added Author Brooks, Michael, 1970- author.
Shelf Location 791.43654 EDWA
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