[SFRA-L] sf film and environmentalism
Sue & Bruce Rockwood
clan.rockwood at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 19:09:22 EDT 2010
On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 6:52 PM, Rabkin, Eric <esrabkin at umich.edu> wrote:
> Mad Max; Waterworld; I Am Legend…
> Eric S. Rabkin
> Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
> Department of English
> University of Michigan
> Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003
> www.umich.edu/~esrabkin <http://www.umich.edu/%7Eesrabkin>
> *From:* sfra-l-bounces at wiz.cath.vt.edu [mailto:
> sfra-l-bounces at wiz.cath.vt.edu] *On Behalf Of *Jennifer Moorman
> *Sent:* Monday, September 13, 2010 6:01 PM
> *To:* sfra-l at wiz.cath.vt.edu
> *Subject:* [SFRA-L] sf film and environmentalism
> Apologies if anyone has recently asked a similar question, but I couldn't
> find anything in my email archives . . .
> I'm putting together a class on Cinema and Environmentalism, and am
> planning to focus primarily on sf. I'm including Soylent Green, Silent
> Running, Avatar, Sleep Dealer, The Host, Them!, and Wall-E. Arguably the
> entire cycles of atomic age sf (Godzilla, etc.) and "nature strikes back"
> films (Night of the Lepus, etc.) could be applicable. But can anyone think
> of any other useful examples, off the top of your collective heads? In
> particular, I'm having trouble remembering which post-apocalyptic films,
> aside from those I've already mentioned, imply environmental causes (e.g.
> running out of natural resources) for the apocalypse they depict. Also, I
> am particularly interested in coming up with films produced outside the US.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jennifer Moorman
> PhD Candidate
> Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA
> Lecturer, Otis College
> jmoorman at ucla.edu
> jmoorman at otis.edu
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