25 years on from the release of James Cameron’s epic, Titanic, a film expert reflects on how the late-Nineties blockbuster explored the anxieties of the new Millennium.
Young adult post-disaster fiction is more concerned with how we survive than understanding the causes of disaster. We can read it to explore our fears, responses and our capacity to adapt.
Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and Hollywood cinema has kept pace. In a time of global warming, these ‘eco-disaster’ films are fraught with meaning.