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Title Endangering science fiction film / edited by Sean Redmond and Leon Marvell
Published New York : Routledge, 2016
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Series AFI film readers
AFI film readers.
Contents Introduction: endangering science fiction film / Sean Redmond and Leon Marvell -- The philosophy of science fiction endangerment. introduction / Sean Redmond -- Kubrick's 2001 and the dangers of techno-dystopia / Doug Kellner -- Eye tracking the sublime in spectacular moments of science fiction film / Sean Redmond -- Hope in children of men and Firefly/serenity: nihilism, waste and the dialectics of the sublime / Sean Cubitt -- Biopolitics and the war on terror in World War Z and Monsters / Sherryl Vint -- Dangerous aesthetics. Introduction / Leon Marvell -- Narrative, aesthetics and cultural imperatives in recent science fiction films / Deborah Knight and George McKnight -- Adventures in perception: endangering the spectator in science fiction cinema / Barry Keith Grant -- Sleeping/waking: politicizing the sublime in science fiction film special effects / Andrew M. Butler -- Tarkovsky's Solaris and the (im)possibility of a science fiction cinema / Leon Marvell -- Spectacular space and the annihilation of time. Introduction / Sean Redmond -- Subversive topologies: space, time and dystopia in the films of Gustavo Mosquera / Mariano Paz -- Escape from the dialectic of enlightenment and disaster: authenticity, agency, and alien space / Alan Woolfolk -- Science fiction: what's wrong? the sounds of danger versus hearing dangerously / Darrin Verhagen -- Bodily extinctions and bodily becomings. Introduction / Leon Marvell -- Robots, androids, aliens and others: the erotics and politics of science fiction film / Anne Cranny-Francis -- The persistence of the robot /J. P. Telotte -- A danger to self and others: the cinema of David Cronenberg / Scott Wilson
Summary Endangering Science Fiction Film explores the ways in which science fiction film is a dangerous and endangering genre. The collection argues that science fiction's cinematic power rests in its ability to imagine 'Other' worlds that challenge and disturb the lived conditions of the 'real' world, as it is presently known to us. From classic films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris to modern blockbusters including World War Z and Gravity, and directors from David Cronenberg to Alfonso CuarĂ³n, contributors comment on the way science fiction film engages with dangerous encounters, liminal ex
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Action and adventure films -- History and criticism.
Science fiction films -- History and criticism.
Action and adventure films.
Science fiction films.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Marvell, Leon, editor.
Redmond, Sean, 1967- editor.
ISBN 1138792624