“Fearless” – Excellent Post-Plane Crash Movie

In the next of my posts about movies which I studied for my article “Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?“, I am writing about Fearless (Peter Weir, 1993). The following is a summary for the movie on IMDb about the movie: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable…

“Pompeii” – Another Disastrous Volcano Movie

The next of my posts about movies which I studied for my article “Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?” is about Pompeii (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2014). It is another of the disaster movies featuring volcanoes in my study – alongside Dante’s Peak, Volcano and When Time Ran Out… A summary on IMDb for Pompeii…

“Testament” – Responding to Nuclear War

In the next of my posts about movies which I studied for my article “Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?“, I am writing about Testament (Lynne Littman, 1983). While this movie came out at the height of the Cold War in the 1980s, it is a very different style of production to The Day…