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Introduction: Reading the Environment in Popular Cinema
1. Ecology and Spectacle in Oil Wells of Baku: Close View: The First Eco-Disaster Film?
2. Environmental Politics: Pare Lorentz’s The River and the Tennessee Valley Authority
3. Reconstructing Underground Urban Space in Dark Days
4. Ecology, Place, and Home in Dark City: Is It Our Nature to Live in the Dark?
5. Environmental Nostalgia and The Tragic Eco-Hero: The Case of Soylent Green and the 1970s Eco-Disaster Film
6. The Comic Eco-Hero: Spoofing Eco-Disaster in Eight Legged Freaks
7. Eco-Terrorism in Film: Pale Rider and the Revenge Cycle
8. Car Culture and the Transformation of the American Landscape in The Fast and the Furious
9. Film Ecology: Simulated Construction and Destruction in Hooper
10. Apocalypse as a “Return to Normality” in 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later
Conclusion: Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth and its Skeptics: A Case of Environmental Nostalgia