Science Fiction Film: A Critical Introduction

Science Fiction Film: A Critical Introduction

by Keith M. Johnston
     
 

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Science Fiction Film develops a historical and cultural approach to the genre that moves beyond close readings of iconography and formal conventions. It explores how this increasingly influential genre has been constructed from disparate elements into a hybrid genre.

 

Going beyond a textual exploration of these films, this study

Overview

Science Fiction Film develops a historical and cultural approach to the genre that moves beyond close readings of iconography and formal conventions. It explores how this increasingly influential genre has been constructed from disparate elements into a hybrid genre.

 

Going beyond a textual exploration of these films, this study places them within a larger network of influences that includes studio politics and promotional discourses. The book also challenges the perceived limits of the genre - it includes a wide range of films, from canonical SF, such as Le voyage dans la lune, Star Wars and Blade Runner, to films that stretch and reshape the definition of the genre. This expansion of generic focus offers an innovative approach for students and fans of science fiction alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847884763
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Series:
Film Genres Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
736,883
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology.

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