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Science Fiction Film : Genres in American Cinema - J. P. Telotte

Science Fiction Film

Genres in American Cinema

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Published: 21st January 2002
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This study examines one of the most enduring and popular genres of Hollywood cinema, suggesting how the science fiction film reflects attitudes toward science, technology, and reason as they have evolved in American culture over the course of the 20th century. Telotte provides a survey of criticism and an overview of the history of the genre, from its earliest literary manifestations to the present. He offers in-depth readings of three key films;Robocop, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and THX 1138, each of which typifies a particular form of science fiction fantasy.

"...a solid scholarly overview of the genre and its overlapping narratives." Utopian Studies "Telotte suggests how the science-fiction film reflects attitudes toward science, technology, and reason as they evolved over the course of the 20th century... Telotte offers a historical overview that anchors his reasoned critical conclusions... Valuable in any college or university library." Choice

Introduction: the world of the science fiction film
Science fiction film: the critical context
A trajectory of American science fiction
The science fiction film as fantastic text: THX 1138
The science fiction film as marvelous text: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The science fiction film as uncanny text: Robocop
Crossing genre boundaries/bound by fantasy: The Fly
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521596473
ISBN-10: 0521596475
Series: Genres in American Cinema
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 21st January 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43