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From Alien to The Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film
     

From Alien to The Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film

by Roz Kaveney
 

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Roz Kaveney, an expert in science fiction literature and film, has written an entertaining and enlightening new read on the genre. She explores the history of science fiction film and literature, the recurring themes and characters across the genre, development of special effects technology and the advent of CGI, the business and culture of movie franchises, and

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Roz Kaveney, an expert in science fiction literature and film, has written an entertaining and enlightening new read on the genre. She explores the history of science fiction film and literature, the recurring themes and characters across the genre, development of special effects technology and the advent of CGI, the business and culture of movie franchises, and the legitimization of *geek culture* through the blockbuster successes of sci-fi movies. Films discussed include Dark City, Strange Days, the Star Wars series, the Terminator films, the Alien quartet, and Galaxy Quest.

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*An incredibly necessary text—arming the geeks with tools to read films for the DVD generation—and possibly regeneration. Clear, simple text, in which an understanding of slash fiction is as important to the text as an encyclopedic knowledge of a hundred years of written SF, and what movies mean.*—Neil Gaiman

*An exemplary book of its kind. For any other authors considering tackling this subject, it is the book to beat.*—Charles Shaar Murray

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850438069
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
05/23/2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Roz Kaveney is a freelance writer and editor and chief contributor to Reading the Vampire Slayer (I.B.Tauris 2003).

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