Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film / Edition 2

Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film / Edition 2

by Vivian Sobchack, Vivian Carol Sobchack
     
 

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ISBN-10: 081352492X

ISBN-13: 9780813524924

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Screening Space deserves the attention of everyone in our field. It is an important book, a groundbreaking book, an indispensable book for critics of SF film, SF, or contemporary mass culture.  Read it and you will never view SF film in quite the same way again.Science Fiction Studies

A brilliant book, the best book yet on the American SF film.-Fantasy

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Screening Space deserves the attention of everyone in our field. It is an important book, a groundbreaking book, an indispensable book for critics of SF film, SF, or contemporary mass culture.  Read it and you will never view SF film in quite the same way again.Science Fiction Studies

A brilliant book, the best book yet on the American SF film.-Fantasy Review

 A closely reasoned, finely observed, entirely admirable piece of work.  The best examination so far of the visual and aural iconography of SF film, and likely to remain the best for a long time.Journal of Film & TV

 Sobchack builds up her arguments meticulously. . . . she continually prods the reader to review his or her assumptions.ÓÑFilm Quarterly

 Her writing style is clear, witty, and concise as she shapes new definitions of the SF film. . . and ultimately rescues it from the benign neglect of film theorists and from the camp admiration of Trekkies and Trolls.ÓÑFilm Bulletin

The first serious work to study the surprisingly close connection between science fiction films and social preconceptions.ÓÑLos Angeles Times Book Review

This history of American SF movies, which includes lots of stills, covers virtually all the classic films and discusses their import intelligently. . . . All in all, a valuable and fascinating book for film buff and SF fan alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813524924
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Second Editon
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
763,947
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.71(d)

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