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Industrial Society and the Science Fiction Blockbuster

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Download or read book in PDF Industrial Society and the Science Fiction Blockbuster written by Mark T. Decker and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can blockbuster films be socially relevant or are they just escapist diversions to entertain the masses and enrich the studios? Not every successful film contains thoughtful commentary, but some that are marketed as pure entertainment do seriously engage social issues. Popular science fiction films of the late 1970s and early 1980s—such as George Lucas’ Star Wars trilogy, Ridley Scott’s Alien and Aliens, and James Cameron’s Terminator films—present a critique of our engagement with technology in a way that resonates with 1960s counterculture. As challengers of the status quo’s technological underpinnings, Luke Skywalker, Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor echo the once-popular social criticism of philosopher Herbert Marcuse and speak directly to the concerns of people living in a technologically complex society. The films of Lucas, Scott and Cameron made money but also made us think about the world we live in.

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Industrial Society and the Science Fiction Blockbuster

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Download or read book in PDF Industrial Society and the Science Fiction Blockbuster written by Mark T. Decker and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-02-23 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can blockbuster films be socially relevant or are they just escapist diversions to entertain the masses and enrich the studios? Not every successful film contains thoughtful commentary, but some that are marketed as pure entertainment do seriously engage social issues. Popular science fiction films of the late 1970s and early 1980s--such as George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy, Ridley Scott's Alien and Aliens, and James Cameron's Terminator films--present a critique of our engagement with technology in a way that resonates with 1960s counterculture. As challengers of the status quo's technological underpinnings, Luke Skywalker, Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor echo the once-popular social criticism of philosopher Herbert Marcuse and speak directly to the concerns of people living in a technologically complex society. The films of Lucas, Scott and Cameron made money but also made us think about the world we live in.

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ISBN : 9781633883703
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Download or read book in PDF Blockbuster Science written by David Siegel Bernstein and published by Prometheus Books. This book was released on 2017-10-10 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you've ever wondered how much real science goes into movies like Gravity, novels like The Martian, and television shows like Doctor Who, this is the book for you. Written by an author who is both a data scientist and a science fiction writer, this entertaining and accessible book uses popular science fiction movies, stories, and TV shows to explain the science behind popular narrative concepts like time travel, lightsabers, AI, genetic mutation, asteroids, cyborgs, black holes, alien invasion, the zombie apocalypse, and more. What could be a more fun way to explore the world of science than through its use—accurately or fantastically—in science fiction entertainment: movies, books, and TV shows? Learn about relativity through Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and the movie Interstellar; black holes and wormholes in connection with Contact and Planet of the Apes; theories about the origin of life as reflected in Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; computer science and artificial intelligence in reference to A.I. Artificial Intelligence; and much, much, more. Written with wit, clarity, and a great sense of fun, Blockbuster Science will inspire science fiction fans to get excited about real science while also putting an engaging pop culture spin on science for any curious reader.

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Publications of the Modern Language Association of America

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Kim Stanley Robinson Maps the Unimaginable

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Download or read book in PDF Kim Stanley Robinson Maps the Unimaginable written by William J. Burling and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2009-04-30 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "These essays examine Robinson's use of alternate history and politics, both in his many novels and in his short stories. This collection, drawn from writers on four continents, includes five new essays and broadens the interpretive debate surrounding Robinson's science fiction and argues for consideration of the author as an intellectual figure of the first rank"--Provided by publisher.

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Download or read book in PDF MediaMaking written by Lawrence Grossberg and published by SAGE Publications, Incorporated. This book was released on 1998-05-20 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text offers students an understanding of the nature of media communication processes - a part of understanding contemporary life.

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Is Regulation Still an Option in a Digital Universe?

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Download or read book in PDF Is Regulation Still an Option in a Digital Universe? written by Tim Lees and published by John Libbey & Company Limited. This book was released on 2000 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These papers from the 30th University of Manchester International Broadcasting Symposium feature contributions from major figures in the worlds of broadcasting and academia. They explore the proliferation of new, supposedly unregulated media like the Internet; the opening up of broadcasting through digital technology; and the increasingly international nature of the broadcasting medium itself. The legal, economic, and technological issues that now take precedence are detailed.

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Science-fiction Studies

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019361440
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Screening Difference

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ISBN : UOM:39015070766855
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Download or read book in PDF Screening Difference written by Jaap van Ginneken and published by Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 2007 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Did you know that Pocahontas probably never fell in love with John Smith, as film versions pretend? That the myth of the sexually eager Hula girls is based on misunderstandings by early explorers? Screening Difference is a fascinating voyage through recent movie blockbusters dealing with encounters between 'us,' based on white Hollywood, and 'them,' the representations of other races, ethnicities, and cultures. Looking at orientations in casting, make-up, sets, props, lighting, camera movements, music, and language, this lively book follows the best-known genres, from animated cartoons to romantic movies. Screening Difference tracks the stories to their origins and dissects their hidden messages.

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Publisher : British Film Inst
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105124011755
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Download or read book in PDF The Cinema Book written by Pam Cook and published by British Film Inst. This book was released on 2007-11-05 with total page 632 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It comprises seven main sections: Hollywood Cinema and Beyond; The Star System; Technologies; World Cinemas; Genre; Authorship and Cinema; and Developments in Theory,

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Publisher : Axel Menges
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ISBN : UOM:39015063307642
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Download or read book in PDF Hollywood written by Christian Werner Thomsen and published by Axel Menges. This book was released on 2005 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In many years of collaboration a research group with scholars from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United States has looked into the most recent developments of Hollywood and its movie productions of the 1990s and the first years of the new century. Technical and distributional questions of the film market played as important a part as those of transnationalisation and new digital technologies. Interdependences between computer games and movies are scrutinised and then, of course, focal points of thematic developments. They reach from remakes and blockbusters to Steven Soderbergh and the works of other independent filmmakers, from science fiction via old and new myths to questions of gender research. Hollywood's treatment of the most important political event and trauma of the new century, the terrorist attack of 11 September 2001 on the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center in war, action, science fiction and disaster movies is dealt with and also the new wave of documentary films (Michael Moore and others). The Pentagon's influence on the film industry has also to be seen in this context. A major focus of this book is dedicated to the interdisciplinary co-operation between film research, art history and architecture. The present study closes with articles about Hollywood and Las Vegas, American cinema architecture and the role of architecture in recent Hollywood movies.

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1999 International Symposium on Technology and Society

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Publisher : Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)
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ISBN : UOM:39015047872513
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Download or read book in PDF 1999 International Symposium on Technology and Society written by IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology and published by Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE). This book was released on 1999 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The theme of the symposium is "Women and Technology: Historical, Societal and Professional Perspectives." The roles of women in technology are more diverse, controversial, and important today than ever before. Since the 1950s women have tried to technologically empower themselves, particularly by entering the engineering profession. They have done so in great numbers, although today it is glaringly obvious that women are still underrepresented in engineering. Women in the field still face gender-based obstacles, expectations, and biases despite decades of efforts to eradicate these problems. These issues are addressed.

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ISBN : 0765311089
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Download or read book in PDF Rollback written by Robert J. Sawyer and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2007-04-03 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Accepting a rollback, an expensive, experimental rejuvenation procedure, for herself and her husband of sixty years in exchange for deciphering a message from aliens, Dr. Sarah Halifax is faced with a dilemma when the procedure works on her husband, making him physically twenty-five again, but not on her, leaving her in her eighties. 25,000 first printing.

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The Christian Science Monitor Index

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ISBN : UVA:X004620149
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