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Science fiction America : essays on SF cinema

Author: David J Hogan
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 22 original essays in this collection examine how issues in particular science fiction films - from 1930's "High Treason" to 1999's "The Iron Giant", - reflect and comment on the prevailing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Essays
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Science fiction America.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2006
(OCoLC)607735261
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Hogan
ISBN: 0786421495 9780786421497 9780786466122 078646612X
OCLC Number: 57731021
Description: viii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Science fiction and the actual / David J. Hogan --
High treason : great expectations / John T. Soister --
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) : science, society, and sexuality / Bryan Senn --
Cartoons and technocracy : Disney's The mad doctor and Fleischer's Dancing on the moon / Leonard J. Kohl --
Flash Gordon conquers the Great Depression and World War too! The Flash Gordon serial trilogy / Leonard J. Kohl --
Atomic city, atomic world / David J. Hogan --
Where do little green men come from? A speculative look at the origins of a pop culture icon / Vincent Di Fate --
In them we trust? Fear, faith, and It came from outer space / Jerry Yamamoto --
Secret identity, fragile identity: TV's Superman in "Superman on Earth," "The stolen costume," "The face and the voice," and "Panic in the sky" / David J. Hogan --
The Atomic Kid : radioactivity finds Andy Hardy / Ted Okuda --
Godzilla vs. the military-industrial complex / Alan Dirk Lester --
Cosmic frames and cover-ups : Invasion of the Saucer Men and the UFO conspiracy of silence / Lyndon W. Joslin --
The Cold War in orbit: two films of aliens, arsenals, and interventions / Lyndon W. Joslin --
Scenes from a marriage : the sexual politics of I married a monster from outer space / Mark Clark --
Two faces of voyeurism : Nude on the moon and "X" --
the man with the x-ray eyes / Chase Winstead --
The satan bug : some nightmares are quite inescapable / Alan Dirk Lester --
"Conclusion of all our yesterdays" : the Jungian text of The Omega man / Ryan Baker --
The sport of violence : Death race 2000 and Rollerball / Bryan Senn --
Logan's run to relevance / Robert Tinnell --
Entropy in B-flat, or, Disordered thoughts on The black hole / Gary D. Rhodes --
Pets or meat : Alien, Aliens, and the indifference of the gods / Mark Clark --
The brave new world of Starship troopers / Ken Weiss --
The iron giant : a gun with a soul / Jacque Day Archer.
Responsibility: edited by David J. Hogan.
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