Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer with MA degrees in Philosophy and Cinema Studies from Harvard University and New York University, respectively. An expert in horror films, he is the general editor of the best-selling 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. He has written and and edited a number of books on the horror, including Fear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe (Fab Press), New Hollywood Violence (Manchester UP), 100 European Horror Films (British Film Institute), Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmares (Cambridge UP), Traditions in World Cinema (Edinburgh UP), and The Horror Film (Taschen). His all-time favorite horror films are The Haunting (1964), The Shining and Rosemary's Baby. He has recently moved to Hollywood to produce horror movies of his own, including one with Wes Craven and the sequel to White Noise.
101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Dieby Steven Jay Schneider (Editor)
Le Voyage dans la Lune â?¢ Metropolis â?¢ Back to the Future â?¢ Things to Come â?¢ The Day the Earth Stood Still â?¢ Forbidden Planet â?¢ Invasion of the Body Snatchers â?¢ The Incredible Shrinking Man â?¢ La JetÃ©e â?¢ Children of Men
Le Voyage dans la Lune â?¢ Metropolis â?¢ Back to the Future â?¢ Things to Come â?¢ The Day the Earth Stood Still â?¢ Forbidden Planet â?¢ Invasion of the Body Snatchers â?¢ The Incredible Shrinking Man â?¢ La JetÃ©e â?¢ Children of Men â?¢ Aelita â?¢ Gojira
Alphaville â?¢ Planet of the Apes â?¢ 2001: A Space Odyssey â?¢ It Came From Outer Space â?¢ A Clockwork Orange â?¢ Solaris â?¢ Sleeper â?¢ La PlanÃ¨te Sauvage â?¢ The Man Who Fell to Earth â?¢ Star Wars â?¢ Clse Encounters of the Third Kind â?¢ Stalker â?¢ Alien â?¢ The Empire Strikes Back â?¢ E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial â?¢ The Thing â?¢ Blade Runner â?¢ Videodrome â?¢ Return of the Jedi â?¢ The Terminator â?¢ Brazil â?¢ The Quiet Earth â?¢ The Fly â?¢ Aliens â?¢ Akira â?¢ Total Recall â?¢ Terminator 2: Judgment â?¢ Day â?¢ Jurassic Park â?¢ Independence Day â?¢ Tetsuo â?¢ The Matrix â?¢ The Fifth Element â?¢ Gattaca â?¢ Logan's Run â?¢ THX 1138 â?¢ Abre Los Ojos â?¢ Dune â?¢ Total Recall â?¢ TRON
Can you tell your Dagobah from you Delos, and your Ming from your Morlock? Do you need help understanding 2001: A Space Odyssey? From the classic low-budget Flash Gordon tales to the slick CGI-realized world of The Matrix, science-fiction films have long pushed at the boundaries of the visually and dramatically fantastic. 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die is your perfect one-stop guide to them all.
Science fiction allows every other movie genre to leap--quite literally--into another dimension. Take a classic cop chase and set it on Mars. Create a haunted house story, then add the robots. Take the classic boy-meets-girl story, then make them mutants. Great sci-fi movies turn the known world on its head, play with the laws of physics, and all the while hold the viewer spellbound with a gripping vision of future worlds.
With insight from critics, film historians, and academics, 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die . offers knowledge, insight, and passion to a century of close encounters, distant planets, time travel, black holes, impossible quests, strange outfits, futuristic technology, inexplicable forces, fantastic spaceships, extraordinary monsters, fluorescent drinks, and subterranean societies. Strap yourself in: you're set for a rocket ride to sci-fi heaven.
Steven Jay Schneider .is a film critic, scholar, and producer with M.A. degrees in Philosophy and Cinema Studies from Harvard University and New York University respectively. He is editor of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die and 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die, both published by Barron's, as well as the author and editor of many other books on film.
- Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Meet the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews