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The article shows how Robot Monster deals with existential themes and concepts that were discussed in American culture during the early-Fifties, and how it does this through the language of "bad" science-fiction/horror cinema.
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The article addresses the problematic relationship between film and philosophy and offers an approach that unites the two via a cultural approach.
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This page is a summary of: The meaningful art of one of the ‘worst movies of all time’: Phil Tucker’s Robot Monster (1953) as an existentialist critique of American modernity, Horror Studies, April 2022, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/host_00044_1.
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