The Geek's Guide to SF Cinema
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The Geek's Guide to SF Cinema : 30 Key Films that Revolutionised the Genre

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'Awesome. Everything you've ever wanted to know about big-screen sci-fi' - James King, film critic

'Don't leave Planet Earth without it' - Dan Jolin, film critic

'A wonderfully accessible, fascinating, flat-out treasure chest of science fiction cinema, from an author whose love of the subject leaps off the page' - Simon Brew, Editor, Den of Geek

Why do SF movies matter? What do they tell us about the interests of storytellers and the changing tastes of cinema-goers? How have SF movies evolved with filmmaking technology over the past 110 years?

The Geek's Guide To SF Cinema provides an entertaining and in-depth history of the science fiction genre's pivotal and most influential movies. From the pioneering films of Georges Melies to such blockbusters as Avatar and Inception in the 21st century, the book will explore how these key movies were made, how they reflected the mood of the time in which they were released and how they have influenced other filmmakers in the years since.

Historians and experts contribute to answer questions such as: 'How important was Fritz Lang's contribution to cinema?' and 'What did Alien say about the cynical climate of the 1970s?'. Providing nostalgia for long-time SF addicts and context for those whose knowledge and love of the genre is still growing, this is a pop-culture book with depth.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 154 x 236 x 20mm | 358g
  • Robinson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472139852
  • 9781472139856
  • 644,178

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Whether you dive in and devour the whole thing in one sitting, or nibble at it chapter by chapter, this book will absorb and intrigue you . . . it's impossible to be indifferent to so much carefully researched geekery -- Helen McCarthy, co-author of The Anime Encyclopaedia and author of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga An accessible and insightful journey through the sci-fi-cinema galaxy, as navigated by a true fan. Ryan Lambie's knowledge is only matched by his enthusiasm as he efficiently joins the dots between George Melies and Christopher Nolan. Don't leave Planet Earth without it -- Dan Jolin, film critic A wonderfully accessible, fascinating, flat-out treasure chest of science fiction cinema, from an author whose love of the subject leaps off the page. -- Simon Brew, Editor, Den of Geek Awesome. Everything you've ever wanted to know about big-screen sci-fi -- James King, film critic
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About Ryan Lambie

Since 2010, RYAN LAMBIE has served as the deputy editor of denofgeek.com, a Dennis Publishing-owned entertainment website that has a global reach of around 5 million unique users per month. Specialising in feature-writing, primarily about genre movies, he has interviewed all kinds of actors, directors and producers in the course of his work, including Ridley Scott, Donald Trumbull, Alejandro Inarritu, Rutger Hauer and Denzel Washington. As a freelance writer, his other work has included pieces on movies and videogames for such publications as the Guardian, the Mirror, Bizarre, Mental Floss and the Escapist. In 2014, Ryan received the Richard Attenborough Award for best blogger at the FDA Regional Critics Film Awards.
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