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Armageddon Films FAQ
Since the dawn of time, mankind has been predicting its own demise through various means, from fables and religious scriptures to hard-core scientific studies. And if there is one thing Hollywood knows how to exploit, it is the fear of things to come. Armageddon Films FAQ is an engrossing look at the countless ways we have destroyed ourselves onscreen over the years for our own enjoyment: zombies, rogue computers, uptight aliens, plunging space objects, crazed animals, Satan, God, epidemics, and the ever-popular atomic bomb, and sometimes even a combination of these in the same movie. A vast collection of films is featured here, from early silents to recent (literally) earth-shattering epics, with scenarios ranging from tragic to comic, from supernatural to scientific, and from worryingly plausible to laugh-out-loud ludicrous. This book also explores other forms of world-ending entertainment, such as TV shows, music videos, and iconic but unfilmable novels. It even gives tips on how to survive the apocalypse - at least, if you're in a movie. (Hint: don't get cocky.) So sit back, grab some popcorn, and curl up with Armageddon Films FAQ, your definitive guide to the end of life as we know it. And relax - what could possibly go wrong? -- from back cover.