“Hard Rain” – Action, Crime, Drama or Disaster Movie?

The next of my posts about movies which I studied for my article “Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?” is about Hard Rain (Mikael Salomon, 1998). On IMDb this movie is classified as being ‘Action, Crime, Drama’ genres. IMDb has no ‘disaster’ genre, but I included this movie as Mitchell et al had done…

“252 Seizonsha Ari” – Dramatic Japanese Disaster Movie

The next of my posts about movies which I studied for my article “Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?” is about 252 Seizonsha Ari (252生存者あり) (Nobuo Mizuta, 2008), known as 252: There Are Survivors or 252: Signs of Life in English. A summary of the movie on IMDb is as follows: A massive earthquake…