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From Alien to The matrix : reading science fiction film

Author: Roz Kaveney
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
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A critical approach to science fiction films that considers them as both autonomous creations and contributions to the genre and to the broader culture, this work looks at the movies of alien invasion and movie franchises.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roz Kaveney
ISBN: 1850438056 9781850438052 1850438064 9781850438069
OCLC Number: 57200265
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 208 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Waking into dreams: competence cascades, thick texts and the universalization of the geek aesthetic --
Director as parodist: Paul Verhoeven's Starship troopers --
Comedy 1: Galaxy quest --
The decline and fall of the alien invasion --
Comedy 2: Small soldiers and the joke of the robot --
Who are you? Cognitive dissonance and lots of really big guns --
The mirrored gaze: James Cameron's and Kathryn Bigelow's Strange days --
Creation as product: the paradox of franchises --
A franchise case study: Alien and its sequels --
Index of films --
Index.
Responsibility: Roz Kaveney.
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A critical approach to science fiction films that considers them as both autonomous creations and contributions to the genre and to the broader culture, this work looks at the movies of alien invasion and movie franchises.

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