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Monsters in the machine : science fiction film and the militarization of America after World War II

Author: Steffen Hantke
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2016.
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"During the 1950s and early 1960s, the American film industry produced a distinct cycle of films situated on the boundary between horror and science fiction. Using the familiar imagery of science fiction--from alien invasions to biological mutation and space travel--the vast majority of these films subscribed to the affects and aesthetic of the horror film, anticipating the dominant dystopian turn of many science  Read more...
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Hantke, Steffen, 1962- author.
Monsters in the machine
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2016
(DLC) 2016002840
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steffen Hantke
ISBN: 9781496805690 1496805690
OCLC Number: 936687793
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Contents: Cover; Monsters in the Machine; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments ; Introduction A Bright New Future, With Monsters ; Chapter One Military Stock Footage ; Chapter Two Veterans ; Chapter Three The Southwest ; Chapter Four Decolonization ; Conclusion The Long Shadow of the Fifties ; Notes ; Works Cited
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