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The popularity of disaster movies expresses a collective perception of a world threatened by irresistible and unforeseen forces which nevertheless are thwarted at the last moment. Their thinly veiled symbolic meaning might be translated thus: We are innocent of wrongdoing. We are attacked by unforeseeable forces come to harm us. We are, thus, innocent even of negligence. Though those forces are insuperable, chance will come to our aid and we shall emerge victorious.

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David Mamet

David Mamet is the screenplays author of "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and "The Verdict", the successful film director of "House of Games", and the Pulitzer Prize Winner for "Glengarry Glen Ross", as well as "American Buffalo", "Dark Pony" and many other great stage works.

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    la popolarità dei film catastrofici esprime una percezione collettiva di un mondo minacciato da forze irresistibili e impreviste che tuttavia vengono contrastate all'ultimo momento. il loro significato simbolico sottilmente velato potrebbe essere tradotto così: siamo innocenti di illeciti. siamo attaccati da forze imprevedibili che ci danneggiano. siamo, quindi, innocenti anche per negligenza. sebbene quelle forze siano insuperabili, il caso ci verrà in aiuto e ne usciremo vittoriosi.

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