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David Ray Carter Publishes "Conspiracy Cinema: Propaganda, Politics and Paranoia"

While they remain marginalised by the mainstream media, conspiracy theories are a growing influence on the contemporary political imagination, thanks mostly to the unprecedented phenomenon David Ray Carter has entitled ‘conspiracy cinema’.

 
PRLog - May 3, 2012 - Conspiracy Cinema: Propaganda, Politics and Paranoia by David Ray Carter

Destined to be a seminal book. A wry guide to a genre of viral cinema familiar to over half a billion people.

While they remain marginalized by the mainstream media, conspiracy theories are a growing influence on the contemporary political imagination, thanks mostly to the unprecedented phenomenon David Ray Carter has entitled ‘conspiracy cinema’— documentaries, freely available over the Internet, that present a conspiratorial explanation for an event or series of events, including everything from 9/11 to the Kennedy assassinations, Roswell to HIV.

Incredibly, an estimated half a billion people around the world have watched one of these films at some time or other, yet this is the first book to exclusively address what is indubitably the definitive cinematic movement of the Internet generation. And Conspiracy Cinema presents a light, sometimes funny, interactive (all the films addressed are freely available online) guide to this transgressive, intriguing and immensely popular form of modern entertainment.

Each chapter of Conspiracy Cinema offers readers an overview of a particular conspiracy theory, with a synopsis of both the ‘official’ and conspiratorial positions, before moving on to consider a selection of the worst, the best and the most outlandish films that deal with the conspiracies in question, both considering them as works of documentary filmmaking, and as arguments in their own right.

The author David Ray Carter began writing about film in 2000. In addition to reviewing several thousand films, he’s lectured on cinema and other obsessions in the US and the UK. He lives in Dallas, Texas. Interview requests can be directed to the publisher or to Mr. Carter at david@shockingimages.com

http://www.headpress.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=107

http://www.amazon.com/Conspiracy-Cinema-Propaganda-Politi...

Title Information:
ISBN 978-1-900486-81-1
Publication May 2, 2012
Category Film / Current Events
Price US $19.95 / UK £13.99
Binding Paperback
Size 152 x 229mm / 276pp
Illus. b&w screengrabs

For more information, review
materials or to arrange an interview
with the author please contact
Thomas Campbell at Headpress
+44 (0)208 888 0781
thomas@headpress.com

Trade distribution
USA: SCB Distribution
tel (800) 729-6423, (310) 532-9400
UK: Turnaround PSL
tel 020 8829 3000

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Country:United States
Industry:Entertainment, Books, Movies
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Last Updated:May 03, 2012
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