Prometheus by the Bay: Hollywood and tech capitalism in Silicon Valley

Hunter, Russ and Street, Joe (2023) Prometheus by the Bay: Hollywood and tech capitalism in Silicon Valley. Journal of Popular Culture. ISSN 0022-3840 (In Press)

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A sequence of recent science-fiction films set in the San Francisco Bay Area suggests that Silicon Valley corporations have become a major concern for Hollywood. These films present Silicon Valley capitalism in thrall to a technological experimentation that prompts disastrous outcomes, which the films collectively argue emerges from the corporations’ drive for profit and ignorance of the precautionary principle. Yet Hollywood’s response to Silicon Valley involves the valorizing of a kinder, less rapacious capitalism than that of Silicon Valley, a position that prevents a thorough critique of a major challenger to its position within our culture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science Fiction, Cinema, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, The Terminator, Ant-Man, Venom, Capitalism, Post-humanism
Subjects: L100 Economics
W600 Cinematics and Photography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2023 09:56
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2023 10:00

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