Science Fiction Film

Synopsis

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.

Additional information

Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2001

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.