Science Fiction Film: A Critical Introduction

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Berg, Dec 20, 2011 - 197 pages
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Science Fiction Film develops a historical and cultural approach to the genre that moves beyond close readings of iconography and formal conventions. It explores how this increasingly influential genre has been constructed from disparate elements into a hybrid genre.

Going beyond a textual exploration of these films, this study places them within a larger network of influences that includes studio politics and promotional discourses. The book also challenges the perceived limits of the genre - it includes a wide range of films, from canonical SF, such as Le voyage dans la lune, Star Wars and Blade Runner, to films that stretch and reshape the definition of the genre. This expansion of generic focus offers an innovative approach for students and fans of science fiction alike.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
What is Science Fiction?
5
Genre History
52
Selling Science Fiction
118
Conclusion
157
Notes
159
Annotated Guide to Further Reading
165
Selected Filmography
169
Bibliography
179
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Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology.

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