Science Fiction Film

Science Fiction Film

by J. P. Telotte
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521593727

ISBN-13: 9780521593724

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study examines one of the most enduring and popular genres of Hollywood cinema, suggesting how the science fiction film reflects attitudes toward science, technology, and reason as they have evolved in American culture over the course of the 20th century. Telotte provides a survey of criticism and an overview of the history of the genre, from its earliest…  See more details below

Overview

This study examines one of the most enduring and popular genres of Hollywood cinema, suggesting how the science fiction film reflects attitudes toward science, technology, and reason as they have evolved in American culture over the course of the 20th century. Telotte provides a survey of criticism and an overview of the history of the genre, from its earliest literary manifestations to the present. He offers in-depth readings of three key films;Robocop, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and THX 1138, each of which typifies a particular form of science fiction fantasy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521593724
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Genres in American Cinema Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1820L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the world of the science fiction film; 2. Science fiction film: the critical context; 3. A trajectory of American science fiction; 4. The science fiction film as fantastic text: THX 1138; 5. The science fiction film as marvelous text: Close Encounters of the Third Kind; 6. The science fiction film as uncanny text: Robocop; 7. Crossing genre boundaries/bound by fantasy: The Fly; 8. Conclusion.

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