Description - Science Fiction by Dr Mark Bould

Science Fiction looks at the key themes and issues at work within films in this genre and then examines popular and famous films that demonstrate these concerns. Areas discussed with sample films include: Utopia/Dystopia - Just Imagine (1930); V for Vendetta (2005) Outer Space - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); Voyage a travers l'impossible (1904) Apocalypse - Mad Max (1979); The Matrix (1999) Mad Science - Frankenstein (1931); Jurassic Park (1993) Monsters and Aliens - King Kong (2005); Alien (1979) Replication - Blade Runner (1982); I, Robot (2004) Time Travel - The Time Machine (1960 & 2002); Back to the Future (1985) Mark Bould also considers science fiction film and its relation to culture and offers a historical overview with chronology, contextualising science fiction within a socio-cultural, political or national landscape.

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