Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2017

224 Pages | 18 b/w illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474424561

Bookseller Code (06)

Cinematic Nihilism

Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

John Marmysz

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Exposing and illustrating how an ongoing engagement with nihilistic alienation may contribute to, rather than detract from, the value of life, Cinematic Nihilism both challenges and builds upon past scholarship that has scrutinised nihilism in the media, but which has generally over-emphasised its negative and destructive aspects. Case studies include Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, Dawn of the Dead and The Human Centipede.


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