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The science fiction film reader

Author: Gregg Rickman
Publisher: New York : Limelight Editions, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Limelight edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg Rickman
ISBN: 0879109947 9780879109943
OCLC Number: 53030288
Description: xxxii, 432 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1. Foundations : Trick effects / Georges Méliès (1907) ; Mr. Wells reviews a current film / H.G. Wells (1927) ; Metropolis / Luis Buñuel (1927) ; Wells the visionary / Jorge Luis Borges (1936) --
2. Adventures in outer space : Frau im Mond (The woman in the moon) / A. Kraszna-Krausz (1929) ; Destination Moon: real science fiction and the real world / Brian Doherty (2004) ; Moon Pilot / Ken Bowers (2004) ; Starship Troopers / Michael Lennick (1998) --
3. The 1950s : The Day the Earth Stood Still: interview with Robert Wise / Tom Weaver (1988) ; "This means something!": Invaders from Mars / Vincent di Fate (2004) ; U-I Sci-Fi: studio aesthetics and 1950s metaphysics / Blake Lucas (2004) --
4. Imagining disaster : The imagination of disaster / Susan Sontag (1965) ; D is for doomsday: Five / Bob Stephens (2004) ; Don Siegel on the pod society / Stuart M. Kaminsky (1976) ; Nearer my pod to thee / J. Hoberman (1994) --
5. The 1960s : The Damned / Dan Sallitt (2004) / Intonation please: The Creation of the Humanoids / Chris Fujiwara (2004) ; Signifying monkeys: politics and story-telling in The Planet of the Apes series / Richard von Busack (2004) --
6. Kubrick and others : The myth of 2001 / Arthur C. Clarke (1969) ; Alien encounters: science fiction and the mysterium in 2001, Solaris, and Contact / Karl Wessel (2004) ; Juice from a Clockwork Orange / Anthony Burgess (1972) ; The best of both worlds: A.I. Artificial Intelligence / Jonathan Rosenbaum (2001) --
7. Star Wars : "The man understands the metaphor": Joseph Campbell on Star Wars / Phil Cousineau and Stuart L. Brown (1990) ; Not so long ago and far away: Star Wars, republics and empires of Tomorrow / Doug Williams (2004). 8. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial : Steven Spielberg on E.T. / Mike Sragow (2004) ; The pure and the impure / Pauline Kael (1982) ; Well, I don't love you, E.T. / George F. Will (1982) --
9. The films of Philip K. Dick : "They did sight stimulation on my brain": Philip K. Dick on Blade Runner / Gregg Rickman (1984) ; Blade Runner / Robin Wood (1986) ; "I think, therefore I am": Cartesian motifs in the filmed science fiction of Philip K. Dick / Gregg Rickman (2004) --
10. Cyborg cinema : Colossus: The Forbin Project / Joe Dante (1970) ; Bodies without organs: cyborg cinema of the 1980s / Hassan Melehy (1995/2004) ; Reproducing Ripley / Carina Dielissen (2001/2003) --
II. Travels in time and place : Modernity and mise-en-scene: Terry Gilliam and Brazil / Keith Hamel (1998) ; Time travel and spectatorship in 12 Monkeys and Strange Days / Laura Rascaroli (2001) ; The philosophy of time travel: Back to the Future again, or the last temptation of Donnie Darko / Gregg Rickman (2004) --
12. Gods and aliens : Joe Dante's American apocalypse / Bill Krohn (1999) ; Discourse on sovereignity: The Truman Show / E.J. Park (2001) ; Real men wear black: The Men in Black films / Aneta Chapman (2004) ; Signs of spiritual life (or why you are the alien species) / Read Mercer Schuchardt (2004) ; The Matrix, or the two sides of perversion / Slavoj Zizek (2002).
Responsibility: edited by Gregg Rickman.
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