M. Keith Booker's Alternate Americas: Science Fiction Film and American PDF

By M. Keith Booker

ISBN-10: 0275983951

ISBN-13: 9780275983956

For greater than 50 years, technology fiction movies were one of the most crucial and winning items of yank cinema, and are important of analysis as a result on my own. On a deeper point, the style has mirrored vital topics, matters and advancements in American society, in order that a historical past of technological know-how fiction movie additionally serves as a cultural heritage of the USA over the last part century.

M. Keith Booker has chosen fifteen of the main profitable and cutting edge technological know-how fiction motion pictures of all time, and tested each one of them at length―from cultural, technical and cinematic perspectives―to see the place they got here from and what they intended for the way forward for cinema and for the United States at huge. From Invasion of the physique Snatchers to Star Wars, from Blade Runner to The Matrix, those landmark motion pictures have expressed our fears and goals, our talents and our deficiencies. during this deep-seeking research, we will be able to all locate whatever of ourselves that we realize, in addition to anything that now we have by no means well-known before.

The specialise in a reasonably small variety of landmark motion pictures permits specified cognizance to surely unique videos, together with: Forbidden Planet, Invasion of the physique Snatchers, 2001: an area Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, big name Wars, shut Encounters of the 3rd variety, Alien, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner, The Terminator, Robocop, The Abyss, Independence Day, and The Matrix. This publication is perfect for common readers drawn to technology fiction and film.

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