Alternate Americas

Alternate Americas

by M. Keith Booker
ISBN-10:
0275983951
ISBN-13:
2900275983955
Pub. Date:
02/01/2006
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
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Overview

Alternate Americas

M. Keith Booker has selected fifteen of the most successful and innovative science fiction films of all time, and examined each of them at length- from cultural, technical and cinematic perspectives- to see where they came from and what they meant for the future of cinema and for America at large.

The focus on a fairly small number of Forbidden Planet, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alien, E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial, Blade Runner, The Terminator, Robocop, The Abyss, Independence Day, and The Matrix.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900275983955
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Forbidden Planet

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

2001: A Space Odyssey

Planet of the Apes

Star Wars

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Alien

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Blade Runner

The Terminator

Robocop

The Abyss

Independence Day

The Matrix

Conclusion

Notes

Index

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