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The biology of science fiction cinema

Author: Mark C Glassy
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001.
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Science fiction films of the 1930s and 1940s were often set in dark laboratories that had strange looking glass containers with bubbling fluids and mad scientists conducting glandular and hormonal experiments. In the 1950s, films were more focused on radiation induced mutations. The 1960s and 1970s brought more sophisticated biological sciences to the movies and focused on such relatively new concepts as immunology,  Read more...
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Glassy, Mark C., 1952-
Biology of science fiction cinema.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001
(OCoLC)606519056
Online version:
Glassy, Mark C., 1952-
Biology of science fiction cinema.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001
(OCoLC)608490990
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark C Glassy
ISBN: 0786409983 9780786409983
OCLC Number: 45879671
Description: viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Scientific Principles: An Overview --
Cell Biology --
The Man Who Lived Again (1936) --
The Man with Nine Lives (1940) --
Donovan's Brain (1953) --
Indestructible Man (1956) --
Giant from the Unknown (1957) --
The Blob (1958) --
The Blob (1988) --
The Flesh Eaters (1964) --
Atom Age Vampire (1963) --
Frozen Alive (1964) --
The Creeping Flesh (1972) --
Deep Red (1994) --
Zombie 6: Monster Hunter (1995) --
Molecular Biology --
The Monster That Challenged the World (1957) --
The Fly (1958) --
The Fly (1986) --
Humanoids from the Deep (1980) --
The Thing (1982) --
Watchers II (1990) --
Carnosaur (1993) --
Jurassic Park (1993) --
Moonchild (1994) --
Proteus (1995) --
Species (1995) --
The Relic (1996) --
Pharmacology --
White Zombie (1932) --
The Undying Monster (1942) --
Zombie (1980) --
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987) --
I Come in Peace (1997) --
Endocrinology --
Island of Lost Souls (1933) --
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) --
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) --
The Ape (1940) --
The Ape Man (1943) --
Bride of the Gorilla (1951) --
The Wasp Woman (1959) --
The Leech Woman (1959) --
Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971) --
Project Vampire (1992) --
Surgery --
The Monster and the Girl (1940) --
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) --
Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) --
The Head (1959) --
Terror Is a Man (1959) --
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) --
Astro-Zombies (1967) --
Hematology --
House of Dracula (1945) --
Not of This Earth (1957) --
Not of This Earth (1995) --
Blade (1998) --
Microbiology.
Responsibility: Mark C. Glassy.

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This work relates 71 science fiction films to the biological sciences. An analysis of each film includes a brief plot synopsis, the author's favourite quotes, the biological principles involved, the  Read more...

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