Projecting tomorrow : science fiction and popular cinema /

Cinema and science fiction were made for each other. The science fiction genre has produced some of the most extraordinary films ever made, yet science fiction cinema is about more than just special effects. It has also provided a vehicle for filmmakers and writers to comment on their own societies...

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Main Authors: Chapman, James, 1968- (Author), Cull, Nicholas John (Author)
Format: Book
Published:London [England] ; New York, NY : I.B. Tauris ; New York, NY : Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series:Cinema and society.
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Dry Future: Just Imagine (1930)
  • 2.The Prophet and the Showman: Things to Come (1936)
  • 3.Screening Wells for Cold War America: The War of the Worlds (1953)
  • 4.The British Invasions: The Quatermass Experiment (1955), Quatermass 2 (1957) and Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
  • 5.Sex and the Single Robot: Forbidden Planet (1956)
  • 6.The Watershed: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • 7.Monkey Business: Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • 8.Stretching the Genre: The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)
  • 9.Future Imperfect: Logan's Run (1976)
  • 10.No Time for Sorrows: Star Wars (1977)
  • 11.Rust-belt Messiah: RoboCop (1987)
  • 12.The Image as Hero: Avatar (2009)