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    DescriptionScience Fiction Film develops a historical and cultural approach to the genre that moves beyond close readings of iconography and formal conventions. It explores how this increasingly influential genre has been constructed from disparate elements into a hybrid genre. Science Fiction Film goes beyond a textual exploration of these films to place them within a larger network of influences that includes studio politics and promotional discourses. The book also challenges the perceived limits of the genre - it includes a wide range of films, from canonical SF, such as Le voyage dans la lune, Star Wars and Blade Runner, to films that stretch and reshape the definition of the genre. This expansion of generic focus offers an innovative approach for students and fans of science fiction alike.


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    Title
    Science Fiction Film
    Subtitle
    A Critical Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Keith M. Johnston
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847884763
    ISBN 10: 1847884768
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 221
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    B&T Approval Code: C07604000
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    BIC subject category V2: APFN
    DC22: 791.43615
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    DC22: 791.43/615
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    LC classification: PN1995.9.S26 J45 2011
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/FILMAS
    Thema V1.0: ATFA, ATFN
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    9 bw illus
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Berg Publishers
    Publication date
    20 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology.
    Review quote
    Johnston brings a fresh eye to science fiction criticism in this book, drawing attention to some of the exciting and influential films that resonate within the genre and discussing often forgotten elements such as trailers, posters and adverts. Lincoln Geraghty, University of Portsmouth, UK Johnston's book should take its place as the most sophisticated and original introduction to the genre. Kevin Heffernan, Southern Methodist University, USA Compiling an introductory work that briefly comprehensively covers a particular film genre - particularly one as richly diverse and complex as science fiction -is no easy tasks. Yet Keith Johnston has been remarkably successful in this endeavour, surveying and unpacking in detail a wide range of issues and films pertinent to the science fiction film scholar, student and general reader. -- Adam Brown, Deakin University Media International Australia
    Table of contents
    Introduction Section 1: What is Science Fiction? 1. Genre Theory and Science Fiction 2. Reading Science Fiction 3. Science Fiction and Technology Section 2: Genre History 4. Pre-History, 1895-1950 5. Defining the Genre, 1950-70 6. Science Fiction as Blockbuster, 1970-90 7. Science Fiction as Mainstream, 1990-2010 Section 3: Selling Science Fiction 8. 'Adventure Dramas of the Future': Advertising Genre 9. Genre and Spectacle: The Science Fiction Trailer 10. Audience and Genre: Science Fiction and the Internet Conclusion Annotated Guide to Further Reading Selected Filmography Bibliography Index