Shows About Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture

Baylor University Press (2011)

Abstract
Nihilism, American style -- The quest for evil -- The negative zone : suburban familial malaise in American beauty, Revolutionary road, and Mad men -- Normal nihilism as comic : Seinfeld, Trainspotting, and Pulp fiction -- Romanticism and nihilism -- Defense against the dark arts : from Se7en to the Dark knight and Harry Potter -- God got involved : sacred quests and overcoming nihilism -- Feels like the movies.
Keywords Nihilism (Philosophy) in motion pictures  Nihilism (Philosophy) on television  Evil in motion pictures  Culture in motion pictures
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Call number PN1995.9.N55.H53 2011
ISBN(s) 9781602583788
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