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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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)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Waking into Dream--Competence Cascades, Thick Texts and the Universalization of Greek Culture
• Director as parodist--Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers
• Comedy 1--Galaxy Quest
• The decline and fall of the alien invasion
• Comedy 2--Small Soldiers and the joke of the robot
• Who are you? Cognitive Dissonance and Lots of Really Big Guns
• The mirrored gaze--Strange Days
• Creation as product--the paradox of franchises
• A franchise case study: Alien, Aliens, Alien3 and Alien Resurrection
• Index

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