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British Science Fiction Cinema : British Popular Cinema - I. Q. Hunter

British Science Fiction Cinema

British Popular Cinema

By: I. Q. Hunter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th April 1999
ISBN: 9780415168687
Number Of Pages: 240

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While overshadowed by Hollywood's prolific output, British science fiction is responsible for many of the classics of the genre. In a series of case studies of key films, this book spans the history of sci-fi filmmaking in Britain, embracing not just British-produced films but classics by British directors in Hollywood such as Stanley Kubrik's "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "A Clockwork Orange," and Ridley Scott's "Alien" and "Blade Runner."

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Notes on contributors
Introduction: the strange world of the British science fiction filmp. 1
Things to Come and science fiction in the 1930sp. 16
'We're the Martians now': British sf invasion fantasies of the 1950s and 1960sp. 33
Apocalypse then!: the ultimate monstrosity and strange things on the coast ... an interview with Nigel Knealep. 48
Alien women: the politics of sexual difference in British sf pulp cinemap. 57
'A stiff upper lip and a trembling lower one': John Wyndham on screenp. 75
Trashing London: the British colossal creature film and fantasies of mass destructionp. 88
The Day the Earth Caught Firep. 99
Adapting telefantasy: the Doctor Who and the Daleks filmsp. 113
'A bit of the old ultra-violence': A Clockwork Orangep. 128
The British post-Alien intrusion filmp. 138
Dream girls and mechanic panic: dystopia and its others in Brazil and Nineteen Eighty-Fourp. 153
'No flesh shall be spared': Richard Stanley's Hardwarep. 169
Filmographyp. 181
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780415168687
ISBN-10: 0415168686
Series: British Popular Cinema
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 29th April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1