Canadian Science Fiction Films (Study Guide)

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Johnny Mnemonic, the X-Files, Screamers, Cube, Food for the Gods, Scanners, Cube 2: Hypercube, Videodrome, Existenz, the Final Cut, Dans une Galaxie Près de Chez Vous, Nothing, Watchers, Splice, Scanners Ii: the New Order, Cube Zero, Plague, Cypher, the Brood, the Pink Chiquitas, Starship Invasions, Stereo, the Brain, Def-Con 4,...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Johnny Mnemonic, the X-Files, Screamers, Cube, Food for the Gods, Scanners, Cube 2: Hypercube, Videodrome, Existenz, the Final Cut, Dans une Galaxie Près de Chez Vous, Nothing, Watchers, Splice, Scanners Ii: the New Order, Cube Zero, Plague, Cypher, the Brood, the Pink Chiquitas, Starship Invasions, Stereo, the Brain, Def-Con 4, Xtro Ii: the Second Encounter, Possible Worlds, Xchange. Excerpt: Cube Cube is a 1997 Canadian psychological thriller directed by Vincenzo Natali . The film was a successful product of the Canadian Film Centre 's First Feature Project. Despite its low budget, the film achieved moderate commercial success and has acquired cult status . Much of the film's appeal lies in its surreal, Kafkaesque settings no extensive attempt is made to explain what the cube in which the characters are confined is, why it is created, or how the "inmates" were selected. Although the world "outside" is referred to, it is presented in an extremely abstract fashion either a dark void or a bright white light. Plot summary The film opens with a man waking up in a cube-shaped room with six hatch doors, one at the center of each wall, one on the ceiling and one on the floor. He begins to open doors and looks in to find rooms that differ from the one he is in only by color. He goes into an amber colored room and suddenly gets cut into large cubes by a metal grill that goes through him, which comes into view and folds up into the ceiling. In another room Quentin, Worth, Holloway, Rennes and Leaven come together. None of them know where they are, how they got there, or why they are there, so they decide to try and find a way out together. Quentin already knows that some rooms contain traps. He initially assumes that the rooms contain motion detectors , so he tests each room by throwing...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155165745
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/21/2010
  • Pages: 66
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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