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Title:
Fantastic planets, forbidden zones, and lost continents : the 100 greatest science fiction films
Author:
Brode, Douglas, 1943- , author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
xxiv, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Whether you judge by box office receipts, industry awards, or critical accolades, science fiction films are the most popular movies now being produced and distributed around the world. Nor is this phenomenon new. Sci-fi filmmakers and audiences have been exploring fantastic planets, forbidden zones, and lost continents ever since George Melies 1902 film A Trip to the Moon. In this highly entertaining and knowledgeable book, film historian and pop culture expert Douglas Brode picks the one hundred greatest sci-fi films of all time. Brode's list ranges from today's blockbusters to forgotten gems, with surprises for even the most informed fans and scholars. He presents the movies in chronological order, which effectively makes this book a concise history of the sci-fi film genre. A striking (and in many cases rare) photograph accompanies each entry, for which Brode provides a numerical rating, key credits and cast members, brief plot summary, background on the film's creation, elements of the moviemaking process, analysis of the major theme(s), and trivia. -- Amazon.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780292739192
Format :
Book