Science Fiction Cinema
From Outer Space to Cyberspace
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Science Fiction Cinema by Geoff King
Book DescriptionThis book charts the dimensions of one of the most popular genres in the cinema. From lurid comic-book blockbusters to dark dystopian visions, science fiction is seen as both a powerful cultural barometer of our times and the product of particular industrial and commercial frameworks. The authors outline the major themes of the genre, from representations of the mad scientist and computer hacker to the relationship between science fiction and postmodernism, exploring issues such as the meaning of special effects and the influence of science fiction cinema on the entertainment media of the digital age. Over one hundred films are discussed and the book concludes with an extensive case study of "Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781903364031
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Indiewood, USA, Paperback (February 2009)» View all books by Geoff King
Indiewood is the place where Hollywood and the American independent sector meet, where lines blur and two very different kinds of cinema come together in a striking blend of creativity and commerce. This book analyses the relationship and interaction between Independent film and Hollywood.
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Author Biography - Geoff King
Both authors lecture in film and television studies at Brunel University, London. Geoff King has written on contemporary Hollywood cinema and cultural studies. Tanya Krzywinska has written on explicit sex films and the cinema of the occult.
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