Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood's UFO Movies

Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood's UFO Movies

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More so than any other medium, cinema has shaped our expectations of potential alien life and visitation. From The Day the Earth Stood Still and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, to Battleship, Prometheus and beyond, our hopes and fears of alien contact have been fuelled by the silver screen. But what messages does Hollywood impart to us about our possible otherworldly neighbours, from where do UFO movies draw their inspiration, and what other factors - cultural or conspiratorial - might influence their production and content? Silver Screen Saucers is a timely and revealing examination of the interplay between Hollywood's UFO movies and the UFO phenomenon itself, from 1950 to present day.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 531g
  • White Crow Books Ltd
  • Guildford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 25 black and white illustrations
  • 1910121118
  • 9781910121115
  • 383,163

About Robbie Graham

Robbie Graham has been interviewed about UFOs and the politics of Hollywood for BBC Radio, Coast to Coast AM, Canal+ TV and Vanity Fair, among others. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications including The Guardian, New Statesman, Filmfax, Fortean Times, and the peer-reviewed journal of North American Studies, 49th Parallel. He holds an MA with Distinction in Cinema Studies from the University of Bristol. As a professional educator, Robbie has designed and delivered Film and Media courses at multiple learning levels at Stafford College and the University of Bristol. Robbie is the editor of silverscreensaucers.comshow more

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