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The World Slowly Dies for Profit: The Portrayal of Environmental Issues in Drama

  • Ellen E. Moore
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication book series (PSMEC)

Abstract

This penultimate chapter addresses how a genre so focused on realism represents environmental struggle. After outlining the complex lineage of the drama genre, analysis focuses on three films: The Road , The East, and Promised Land. Attention is given to how each film attributes responsibility for the environmental problem in each film as well as potential solutions. While The East and Promised Land have clearly defined environmental issues, the conditions that precipitated disaster in The Road remain tantalizingly obscure.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Washington TacomaTacomaUSA

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