Travels in Time: The Story of Time Travel Cinema

Travels in Time: The Story of Time Travel Cinema

by Colin M Barron

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Overview

Since the earliest days of cinema, time travel movies have enthralled and amazed audiences across the world. With their tales of changing history and exploring possible futures, time travel cinema has repeatedly challenged critical expectation and proven popular with moviegoers the world over.

In this exciting new study of the genre, Colin M. Barron explores the history of the time travel film from its formative period right up until the present day. Examining the golden age of time travel movies and their glory days in the 1980s through to the most recent features to have emerged in the past decade, he discusses the many elements which have made these films among the most memorable in all of science fiction cinema.

Recounted with sharp wit and a keen eye for detail, "Travels in Time" is the essential guide to the past and present of time travel movies, with more than a few hints of what we can expect from the future of this endlessly fascinating category of film.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995589773
Publisher: Extremis Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 04/15/2019
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Dr Colin M. Barron was born in Greenock, Scotland in 1956, and was educated at Greenock Academy (1961-74) and Glasgow University (1974-79) where he graduated in Medicine (M.B. Ch.B.) in 1979. He worked for the next five years in hospital medicine, eventually becoming a Registrar in Ophthalmology at Gartnavel General Hospital and Glasgow Eye Infirmary.

In December 1984 he left the National Health Service to set up Ashlea Nursing Home in Callander, which he established with his first wife Sandra and ran until 1999. He was the chairman of the Scottish branch of the British Federation of Care Home Proprietors (BFCHP) from 1985 to 1991, and then a founding member and chairman of the Scottish Association of Care Home Owners (SACHO) from 1991 to 1999.

Colin has a particular interest in writing - his first non-fiction book Running Your Own Private Residential and Nursing Home was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 1990. He has also written around 150 articles for various publications including This Caring Business, The Glasgow Herald, Caring Times, Care Weekly, The British Medical Journal, The Hypnotherapist, The Thought Field and many others. He was a regular columnist for This Caring Business between 1991 and 1999.

Colin has always had a special interest in hypnosis and alternative medicine. In 1999 he completed a one-year Diploma course in hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming with the British Society of Clinical and Medical Ericksonian Hypnosis (BSCMEH), an organisation created by Stephen Brooks who was the first person in the UK to teach Ericksonian Hypnosis. He has also trained with the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis (BSMDH) and with Valerie Austin, who is a top Harley Street hypnotherapist. Colin is also a licensed NLP practitioner. In 1992 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (FRSH). He is a former member of various societies including the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis - Scotland (BSMDH), the British Thought Field Therapy Association (BTFTA), the Association for Thought Field Therapy (ATFT), the British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA), and the Hypnotherapy Association.

Colin has been using TFT since early in 2000, and in November 2001 he became the first British person to qualify as a Voice Technology TFT practitioner. He used to work from home in Dunblane and at the Glasgow Nuffield Hospital. Colin has also gained 40 years of experience in public speaking, and did some training with the John May School of Public Speaking in London in January 1990. His interests include walking, cycling, military history, aviation, plastic modelling, and reading.

For more details about Colin and his work, please visit his website at: www.colinbarron.co.uk.

Table of Contents

Time Travel Films: An Introduction (Page 1)

1. Early Days: 1920 to 1959 (Page 7)

2. The Time Machine (Page 27)

3. The Classic Era: 1960 to 1979 (Page 49)

4. Somewhere in Time (Page 71)

5. Quality Time: The 1980s (Page 101)

6. You Are Terminated!: The Terminator Franchise (Page 133)

7. Back to the Future (Page 167)

8. Time Marches On: The 1990s (Page 189)

9. Time for a Change: The 2000s (Page 221)

10. Out of Time: The 2010s (Page 263)

About the Author (Page 293)

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