Science Fiction Film Directors  1895  1998 Book

Science Fiction Film Directors 1895 1998


  • Author : Dennis Fischer
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2000-07-22
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 767
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786460915

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Science Fiction Film Directors 1895 1998 Excerpt :

This enormous and exhaustive reference book has entries on every major and minor director of science fiction films from the inception of cinema (circa 1895) through 1998. For each director there is a complete filmography including television work, a career summary, a critical assessment, and behind-the-scenes production information. Seventy-nine directors are covered in especially lengthy entries and a short history of the science fiction film genre is also included.

100 Science Fiction Films Book

100 Science Fiction Films


  • Author : Barry Keith Grant
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838714079

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100 Science Fiction Films Excerpt :

A comprehensive guide to science fiction films, which analyzes and contextualizes the most important examples of the genre, from Un voyage dans la lune (1902), to The Road (2009).

Columbia Pictures Horror  Science Fiction and Fantasy Films  1928  1982 Book
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Columbia Pictures Horror Science Fiction and Fantasy Films 1928 1982


  • Author : Michael R. Pitts
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2010-10-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786457663

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From 1928 through 1982, when Columbia Pictures Corporation was a traded stock company, the studio released some of the most famous and popular films dealing with horror, science fiction and fantasy. This volume covers more than 200 Columbia feature films within these genres, among them Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and The Revenge of Frankenstein. Also discussed in depth are the vehicles of such horror icons as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and John Carradine. Additionally highlighted are several of Columbia’s lesser known genre efforts, including the Boston Blackie and Crime Doctor series, such individual features as By Whose Hand?, Cry of the Werewolf, Devil Goddess, Terror of the Tongs and The Creeping Flesh, and dozens of the studio’s short subjects, serials and made-for-television movies.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Book

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy


  • Author : Gary Westfahl
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Fantasy fiction, American
  • Pages : 1395
  • ISBN 10 : 0313329532

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Excerpt :

A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

Science Fiction Film  Television  and Adaptation Book

Science Fiction Film Television and Adaptation


  • Author : Jay Telotte
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-08-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136650093

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Science Fiction Film Television and Adaptation Excerpt :

While film and television seem to be closely allied screen media, our feature films and television series have seldom been successfully adapted across those screens. In fact, rather than functioning as portals, those allied media often seem, quite literally, screens that filter out something that made the source work so popular in its original form. Differences in budget, running times, cast, viewing habits, screen size and shape all come into play, and this volume’s aim is to track a number of popular texts in the course of their adaptive journeys across the screens in order to sketch the workings of that cross-media adaptation. For its specific examples, the volume draws on a single genre—science fiction—not only because it is one of the most popular today in either film or television, but also because it is arguably the most self-conscious of contemporary genres, and thus one that most obviously frames the terms of these technological adaptations. The essays included here mine that reflexive character, in both highly successful and in failed efforts at cross-media adaption, to help us understand what film and television achieve in screening science fiction, and to reveal some of the key issues involved in all of our efforts to navigate the various screens that have become part of contemporary culture.

Soviet Science Fiction Cinema and the Space Age Book

Soviet Science Fiction Cinema and the Space Age


  • Author : Natalija Majsova
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-04-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793609328

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Soviet Science Fiction Cinema and the Space Age Excerpt :

This study examines Soviet science fiction cinema from 1957 to 1990 and its relation to the space age. The author examines dozens of films and examines their aesthetics and how the films related to conceptions of the future, utopia, the ideological guidelines of the Soviet state, and changes within the Soviet system.

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction Book

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction


  • Author : Edward James
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-11-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 0521016576

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Film Genre Reader IV Book

Film Genre Reader IV


  • Author : Barry Keith Grant
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292745742

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From reviews of the third edition: "Film Genre Reader III lives up to the high expectations set by its predecessors, providing an accessible and relatively comprehensive look at genre studies. The anthology's consideration of the advantages and challenges of genre studies, as well as its inclusion of various film genres and methodological approaches, presents a pedagogically useful overview." —Scope Since 1986, Film Genre Reader has been the standard reference and classroom text for the study of genre in film, with more than 25,000 copies sold. Barry Keith Grant has again revised and updated the book to reflect the most recent developments in genre study. This fourth edition adds new essays on genre definition and cycles, action movies, science fiction, and heritage films, along with a comprehensive and updated bibliography. The volume includes more than thirty essays by some of film's most distinguished critics and scholars of popular cinema, including Charles Ramírez Berg, John G. Cawelti, Celestino Deleyto, David Desser, Thomas Elsaesser, Steve Neale, Thomas Schatz, Paul Schrader, Vivian Sobchack, Janet Staiger, Linda Williams, and Robin Wood.

Mars in the Movies Book
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Mars in the Movies


  • Author : Thomas Kent Miller
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-10-31
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786499144

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Mars in the Movies Excerpt :

Films about Mars have been a science-fiction staple for more than a century. From Thomas Edison's 1910 short film A Trip to Mars to Ridley Scott's 2015 smash hit The Martian, the red planet has captivated audiences worldwide. This comprehensive survey describes 91 significant (and not-so) films, television movies and miniseries, and direct to video productions focusing on Mars. The author discusses them in their historical context and details the development of special effects and cinematic approaches through the years. Cast, crew and production information are provided where available, along with plot summaries and quotes from critics.

Militarizing Outer Space Book

Militarizing Outer Space


  • Author : Alexander C.T. Geppert
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-12-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349958511

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Militarizing Outer Space explores the dystopian and destructive dimensions of the Space Age and challenges conventional narratives of a bipolar Cold War rivalry. Concentrating on weapons, warfare and vio​lence, this provocative volume examines real and imagined endeavors of arming the skies and conquering the heavens. The third and final volume in the groundbreaking ​European Astroculture trilogy, ​Militarizing Outer Space zooms in on the interplay between security, technopolitics and knowledge from the 1920s through the 1980s. Often hailed as the site of heavenly utopias and otherworldly salvation, outer space transformed from a promised sanctuary to a present threat, where the battles of the future were to be waged. Astroculture proved instrumental in fathoming forms and functions of warfare’s futures past, both on earth and in space. The allure of dominating outer space, the book shows, was neither limited to the early twenty-first century nor to current American space force rhetorics.

George Orwell on Screen Book

George Orwell on Screen


  • Author : David Ryan
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2018-09-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476673691

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British author and essayist George Orwell shot to fame with two iconic novels: the anti-Stalinist satire Animal Farm and the dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. A few years after his death in 1950, the CIA bankrolled screen adaptations of both novels as Cold War propaganda. Orwell's depiction of a totalitarian police state captivated the media in the 1980s. Today, mounting anxieties about digital surveillance and globalization have made him a hot property in Hollywood. Drawing on interviews with actors, writers, directors and producers, this book presents the first comprehensive study of Orwell on film and television. Beginning with CBS's 1953 live production of Nineteen Eighty-Four that mirrored the McCarthy witch hunts, the author covers 20 wide-ranging adaptations, documentaries and biopics, including two lost BBC dramatizations from 1965.

Must See Sci fi Book

Must See Sci fi


  • Author : Sloan De Forest
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762491537

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Spanning nine decades and branded by the most trusted authority on film, Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-Fi showcases 50 of the most shocking, weird, wonderful, and mind-bending movies ever made. From A Trip to the Moon (1902) to Arrival (2016), science fiction cinema has produced a body of classics with a broader range of styles, stories, and subject matter than perhaps any other film genre. They are movies that embed themselves in the depths of the mind, coloring our view of day-to-day reality and probably fueling a few dreams (and nightmares) along the way. In Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-Fi, fifty unforgettable films are profiled, including beloved favorites like The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and Fantastic Voyage (1966), groundbreaking shockers like Planet of the Apes (1968) and Alien (1979), and lesser-known landmarks like Things to Come (1936) and Solaris (1972). Illustrated by astounding color and black-and-white images, the book presents the best of this mind-bending genre, detailing through insightful commentary and behind-the-scenes stories why each film remains essential viewing. A perfect gift for any film buff or sci-fi fanatic!

How the World Remade Hollywood Book

How the World Remade Hollywood


  • Author : Ed Glaser
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2022-03-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476644677

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How the World Remade Hollywood Excerpt :

For decades, filmmakers worldwide have been remaking Hollywood movies in colorful ways. They've chronicled a singing and dancing Hannibal Lecter in India, star-crossed lovers aboard the doomed Nigerian ship Titanic, a Japanese expedition to the planet of the apes, and an uncivil war in Turkey between Captain America and a mobbed-up Spider-Man. Most of these films were low budget and many were unauthorized, but all of them were fantastic--and lately have begun to resurface thanks to cherry-picked YouTube clips. But why and how were they made in the first place? This book tells the little-known stories of the wily filmmakers who made an Italian 007 flick by casting Sean Connery's tradesman brother, produced a Turkish space opera by stealing a print of Star Wars for its effects footage, and transported a full-fledged Terminator to the present day--not from a post-apocalyptic future, but from the vibrant mythology of Indonesia. Their stories reveal more than mere imitations; they demonstrate the fascinating ways ideas evolve as they cross borders.

The War of the Worlds Book

The War of the Worlds


  • Author : Barry Forshaw
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839020766

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The War of the Worlds was one of a handful of high-prestige science fiction productions in a low-budget era, and initiated modern cinema's reliance on screen-filling special effects. Barry Forshaw analyses and celebrates this key science fiction film of the 1950s, exploring its literary origins and numerous film progeny.