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Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality

Christine Cornea


This study offers a broad historical and theoretical reassessment of the science fiction film genre. The book explores the development of science fiction in cinema from its beginnings in early film through to recent examples of the genre. Each chapter sets analyses of chosen films within a wider historical/cultural context, while concentrating on a specific thematic issue. The book therefore presents unique perspectives in its approach to the genre, which include discussion of the relevance of psychedelic imagery, the ‘new woman of science’, generic performance and the prevalence of ‘techno-or ... More

Keywords: science fiction film, cinema, early film, psychedelic imagery, generic performance, techno-orientalism, American films, Body Snatchers, Forbidden Planet, Demon Seed

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624652
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624652.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Cornea, author