Science Fiction Cinema

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September 2000



This book charts the dimensions of one of the most popular genres in the cinema. From lurid comic-book blockbusters to dark dystopian visions, science fiction is seen as both a powerful cultural barometer of our times and the product of particular industrial and commercial frameworks. The authors outline the major themes of the genre, from representations of the mad scientist and computer hacker to the relationship between science fiction and postmodernism, exploring issues such as the meaning of special effects and the influence of science fiction cinema on the entertainment media of the digital age. Over one hundred films are discussed and the book concludes with an extensive case study of Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace.


Geoff King and Tanya Krzywinska


"A useful, insightful and user-friendly manual for the post-millennium assessing the bygone futuristic visions that have shaped our image of the present and beyond." -- Kim Newman, author of Apocalypse Movies: End of the World Cinema
EAN: 9781903364031
ISBN: 1903364035
Untertitel: From Outer Space to Cyberspace. 'Short Cuts'. 9 photos. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Wallflower Press
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2000
Seitenanzahl: 128 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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