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Science Fiction Film Reader
By Gregg Rickman

The Science Fiction Film Reader

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Science Fiction Film Reader by Gregg Rickman

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Outer space, whether the homeland of demonic invaders or the destination of intrepid explorers, seems to ignite the wildest imagination of filmmakers and audiences alike. And back on earth we all marvel when our planet is taken over by apes or when in a laboratory beings are created that defy, or perhaps reflect, our own humanity. This lavishly illustrated collection of essays begins with 'Cinematic Views', written between 1907 and 1929 by the great film pioneer Georges Melies. It goes on to explore the foundation of science fiction films in writings from the 20s and 30s by such masters of word and image as H G Wells, Luis Bunuel and Jorge Luis Borges. With the genre established and flourishing, the book moves in a variety of directions -- toward outer space, as a subject; different periods in film history, each with its own style and dominant themes; the work of specific directors and writers and, finally, some classic science fiction films of the recent past.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780879109943
ISBN-10: 0879109947
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 32mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Limelight Editions
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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