Hollywood Wants to Kill You: The Peculiar Science of Death in the Movies

Author(s): Michael Brooks; Rick Edwards

biographies & tales

Asteroids, killer sharks, nuclear bombs, viruses, deadly robots, climate change, the apocalypse - why is Hollywood so obsessed with death and the end of the world? And how seriously should we take the dystopian visions of our favourite films? With wit, intelligence and irreverence, Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks explore the science of death and mass destruction through some of our best-loved Hollywood blockbusters. From Armageddon and Dr Strangelove to The Terminator and Contagion, they investigate everything from astrophysics to AI, with hilarious and captivating consequences.

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General Fields

  • : 9781786496928
  • : Atlantic Books, Limited
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : October 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Brooks; Rick Edwards
  • : Hardback
  • : 1911
  • : 288