The Sky Is Falling! The Unexpected Politics of Hollywood's Superheroes and Zombies

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Publisher's Synopsis

'You'll never look at your favourite movies and TV shows the same way again. And you shouldn't' Steven Soderbergh
'Insanely readable' Slavoj Zizek
'Your book was ... like a bag of pot, with me saying, 'I'm not gonna smoke.' But I was insatiable' Quentin Tarantino on Easy Riders, Raging Bulls


In The Sky is Falling! bestselling cultural critic Peter Biskind takes us on a dizzying ride across two decades of pop culture to show how the TV and movies we love - from Game of Thrones and 24 to Homeland and Iron Man - have taught us to love political extremism. Welcome to a darkly pessimistic, apocalyptic world where winter has come, the dead are walking, and ultra violence, revenge and torture are all in a day's work. Welcome to the new normal.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241373873
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 302.2345
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 204g
Height: 130mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 16mm