Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts)

The background of technological know-how fiction movie now spans greater than a hundred years, within which time greater than 1,000 technology fiction movies of varied types were made. starting with the paintings of pioneering French filmmaker Georges Méliès on the sunrise of the 20 th century and relocating via such silent motion pictures as Fritz Lang's vintage Metropolis, technology fiction movie has had an extended and eventful background that has taken it in lots of instructions yet that has moved the style inexorably ahead right into a favorite position on the heart of the movie within the works of big-budget hitmakers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Bay.

The Historical Dictionary of technology Fiction Cinema offers large insurance of the folks, movies, businesses, suggestions, topics, and subgenres that experience made technology fiction cinema the sort of important a part of international cinema. this is often performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries. This quantity is designed to be available and enlightening to lovers of the style who easily need to know extra concerning the motion pictures they so take pleasure in.

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And the last decade ended on a excessive be aware, with the large advertisement good fortune of big name Wars: Episode I—The Phantom risk and the industrial and significant good fortune of The Matrix (1999), a U. S. -Australian co-production now extensively considered as the 1st really winning cyberpunk movie. The underappreciated lively movie The Iron immense (1999) used to be one other end-of-the-decade spotlight. Highlights of the recent millennium in American sf movie have integrated extra superstar Wars sequels, sequels to The Matrix, and extra Terminator movies. in the meantime, the superstar Trek movie franchise, which appeared at the verge of extinction with the failure of megastar Trek: Nemesis (2002) won renewed existence with the good fortune of the prequel/reboot of 2009, suggesting that the franchise impression remained powerful in sf movie. Non-franchise highlights of the 1st decade of the recent millennium integrated Spielberg’s synthetic Intelligence: AI (2001) and Minority record (2002). really unique sf movies corresponding to Donnie Darko (2001) and Serenity (2005) won a cultish following, whereas big-budget effects-driven extravaganzas resembling I, robotic (2004), Transformers (2007), and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) raked in large takes on the field place of work. Children’s technological know-how fiction movie grew to become progressively more sought after in the course of the decade, culminating in Pixar’s free up of WALL-E in 2008, by means of an extraordinary spate of children’s sf movies in 2009. one other vital phenomenon of this decade was once a flurry of remakes of prior classics, together with Planet of the Apes (2001), Solaris (2002), battle of the Worlds (2005), and The Day the Earth Stood nonetheless (2008). besides the fact that, although spiced up with cutting-edge lighting tricks, those remakes have been ordinarily much less extraordinary and engaging than the originals. See additionally ARNOLD, JACK; BAY, MICHAEL; chippie, JOHN; CORMAN, ROGER; GORDON, BERT I. ; clever, ROBERT. ANDERSON, GERRY (1929– ) AND SYLVIA (1937– ). The British husband-and-wife construction crew of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson made a couple of leading edge contributions to technology fiction (mostly in tv) from the time in their marriage in 1960 to their separation in 1975. (They have been officially divorced in 1980). They broke into technology fiction tv with the gap opera Fireball XL5 (1962), made with the “Supermarionation” procedure Gerry had built starting within the Fifties. Their first giant hit, additionally made with marionettes, got here in 1965 with the tv sequence Thunderbirds in 1965, a few high-tech rescue workforce. The Andersons are most sensible identified, despite the fact that, for the live-action tv house adventures alien ship (1970–1971) and area 1999 (1975–1978), even though the latter sequence additionally marked the top in their partnership (and marriage). The Thunderbirds sequence encouraged characteristic motion pictures produced via the Andersons within the mid-1960s, however the merely significant sf movie they produced used to be 1969’s Doppelgänger, now greater recognized through its U. S. name, trip to the a ways facet of the solar. THE ANDROMEDA pressure. (Dir. Robert clever, 1971. ) in keeping with a singular via Michael Crichton, The Andromeda pressure is an efficient techno-thriller that mixes a twist at the alien-invasion narrative with a dramatization of matters approximately germ struggle and the potential of germ conflict study to unharness a dangerous plague.

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