Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
Book Condition: New
Deals with Hollywood's treatment of the most important political event of the 21st century, the terrorist attack of 11 September 2001 on the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center in war, action, science fiction and disaster movies. This work focuses on the interdisciplinary co-operation between film research, art history and architecture. Editor(s): Thomsen, Christian W.; Krewani, Angela. Num Pages: 208 pages, 181 illus. BIC Classification: 1KBB; APF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 294 x 246 x 19. Weight in Grams: 1226. . 2005. Hardcover. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9783932565441
Synopsis: In many years of collaboration a research group with scholars from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United States has looked intot he most recent developments of Hollywood and its movie productions of the 1990s and the first years of the new country.
About the Author: Christian W. Thomsen is professor of English literature and media studies at the University of Siegen. Since 1982 he also teaches architectural history, theory and criticism. He was cofounder of Germany's largest media research institute and coeditor (together with Helmut Kreuzer) of a five-volume history of German television. He is author of 26 books and editor of another 55 books. He published more than 300 articles on literature, theatre, film, architecture, design and the development of modern media in leading journals of Germany, Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland, the USA, Canada and Japan. He taught as visiting professor in Copenhagen, London, Jerusalem, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Houston and organized many international symposia and art exhibitions. From a director of stage and radio plays he grew into filmmaking and produced and directed 25 documentaries so far. Angela Krewani read English and American literature and history at the universities of Cologne and Siegen and did graduate research studies at Yale University. She took her PhD with Modernism and Femininity. American Writers in Paris and her habilitation with New British Cinema under Christian W. Thomsen. She is professor of media studies at the University of Marburg.
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