Michael Brooks, Rick Edwards

Hollywood Wants to Kill You

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What is it about Hollywood that it so obsessed with death and the end of the world? And how seriously should we take the dystopian visions of our favourite films? Asteroids, killer sharks, nuclear bombs, viruses, deadly robots, climate change, the apocalypse, all these themes dominate the vast majority of movies out of Hollywood. Let's face it film is probably one of the most influential art forms of all time, so why does Hollywood Want to Kill You?

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.

Packed with illustrations, fascinating facts and numerous spoilers, Hollywood Wants to Kill You is the perfect way into the science of our inevitable demise.


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