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Science Fiction (routledge Film Guidebooks)

by Dr Mark Bould
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  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publishing date: 20120715
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780415458108
  • ISBN: 0415458102

Synopsis

In Science Fiction, Mark Bould explores the genre from 1895 to the present day, drawing on examples from over forty countries. Questions are raised about the relationship between sf, science and technology, and about the interrelationships between spectacle, narrative and self-reflexivity, with particular attention being paid to the role of special effects in creating impact and meaning.

Also under consideration are sf’s evocations of the sublime, the grotesque, and the camp, and the ways in which the genre reproduces and articulates discourses of colonialism, imperialism and neo-liberal globalization. At the same time, Science Fiction provides a thorough analysis of the genre’s representation of race, class, gender and sexuality, making this text an essential guide for students, academics and film fans alike.

Key texts include:

The Science in Science Fiction – Eve of Destruction (1991), Frankenstein (1931), Frankenhooker (1990), Gojira (1954), The Invisible Man (1933), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), Rocketship X–M (1950)

Sf, Spectacle and Self-reflexivity – The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971), Alien (1979), The Asphyx (1973), Avatar (2009), Blade Runner (1982), Le couple témoin (1977), CQ (2001), Inseminoid (1981), The Invisible Ray (1936), La Jetée (1962), King Kong(1933, 2005), The Matrix (1999), Minority Report (2002), Paris qui dort (1925), The Quiet Earth (1985), Society (1989), Stingray Sam (2009), The Thing (2001), Le voyage dans la lune (1902)

Sf, Colonialism and Globalisation – Africa Paradis (2006), L’Atlantide (1932), Battle: Los Angeles (2011), Born in Flames (1983), The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961), Doctor Black and Mr Hyde (1976), Independence Day (1996), Mr Freedom (1969), Muppets from Space (1999), The Perfect Woman (1949), Punishment Park (1971), Queen Kong (1976), RoboCop (1987), Sleep Dealer (2008), 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (1916), Tetsuo (1989)


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