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British science fiction cinema

Author: I Q Hunter
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Series: British popular cinema.
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British Science Fiction Cinema is the first substantial study of a genre which, despite a sometimes troubled history, has produced some of the best British films, from the prewar classic Things to Come to Alien made in Britain by a British director. The contributors to this rich and provocative collection explore the diverse strangeness of British science fiction, from literary adaptions like Nineteen Eighty-Four  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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British science fiction cinema.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
(DLC) 98050528
(OCoLC)40298487
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: I Q Hunter
ISBN: 0203169808 9780203169803 0203009770 9780203009772 0415168678 9780415168670 0415168686 9780415168687 9786610335220 6610335222 9781134702770 1134702779 9781134702725 1134702728 9781134702763 1134702760
OCLC Number: 48139364
Description: 1 online resource (x, 217 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : the strange world of the British science fiction film / I.Q. Hunter --
Things to come and science fiction in the 1930s / Jeffrey Richards --
'We're the Martians now' : British sf invasion fantasies of the 1950s and 1960s / Peter Hutchings --
Apocalypse then! : the ultimate monstrosity and strange things on the coast ... an interview with Nigel Kneale / Paul Wells --
Alien women : the politics of sexual difference in British sf pulp cinema / Steve Chibnall --
'A stiff upper lip and a trembling lower one' : John Wyndham on screen / Andy Sawyer --
Trashing London : the British colossal creature film and fantasies of mass destruction / Ian Conrich --
The day the Earth caught fire / I.Q. Hunter --
Adapting telefantasy : the Doctor Who and the Daleks films / John R. Cook --
'A bit of the old ultra-violence' : A clockwork orange / James Chapman --
The British post-Alien intrusion film / Peter Wright --
Dream girls and mechanic panic : dystopia and its others in Brazil and Nineteen eighty-four / Linda Ruth Williams --
'No flesh shall be spared' : Richard Stanley's Hardware / Sue Short.
Series Title: British popular cinema.
Responsibility: edited by I.Q. Hunter.
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Explores the breadth of British sci-fi films through readings of key films, examining the factors that shaped them, and the concerns they reflect, through the postwar boom years to the more sporadic  Read more...

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