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Science fiction film

Author: J P Telotte
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Genres in American cinema.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Science fiction film examines one of the most enduring and popular genres of Hollywood cinema, suggesting how the science fiction film reflects attitudes toward science, technology, and reason as they have evolved in American culture over the course of the twentieth century. J.P. Telotte provides a survey of science fiction film criticism, emphasizing humanist, psychological, ideological, feminist, and postmodern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J P Telotte
ISBN: 0521593727 9780521593724 0521596475 9780521596473
OCLC Number: 46616149
Description: xiii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The world of the science fiction film --
Science fiction film: the critical context --
A trajectory of the American science fiction film --
The science fiction film as fantastic text: THX 1138 --
The science fiction film as marvelous text: Close encounters of the third kind --
The science fiction film as uncanny text: RoboCop --
Crossing genre boundaries/bound by fantasy: The fly (1986) --
A note on boundaries.
Series Title: Genres in American cinema.
Responsibility: J.P. Telotte.
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Examines one of the most enduring genres of Hollywood cinema, suggesting how the science fiction film reflects the development of twentieth century American attitudes toward science and technology.  Read more...

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