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Sci-Fi Movie Guide - The Universe of Film From Alien to Zardoz

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Zusatztext "The perfect companion to your cable box." ? Sci-Fi Entertainment "... With this monumental book, Barsanti offers a fresh resource on the genre. ... A great book for science fiction cinephiles and novices alike ... Essential. All readers." ? Choice "Compelling trivia is shared throughout ... this guidebook reads like the best of IMDB as narrated by a trusted friend and will be a beneficial ready reference for libraries with expansive film collections." ? Library Journal "... a quick and handy aid for digging into films ... Science Fiction isn’t just about main stream success at the box offices, its about cinematic achievement that challenge your mind and introduce fresh new concepts ... and wondrous storytelling. There is much in this book that will pave the way for ?just” those types of mental stimulation. ? The Sci-Fi Movie Guide ” is a great place to start." ? Informationen zum Autor Chris Barsanti is the author of Filmology: A Movie-a-Day Guide to the Movies You Need to Know (2010) and the Eyes Wide Open annual film guide series. A member of New York Film Critics Online and the Online Film Critics Society, he is a regular film reviewer for Film Journal International, PopMatters , and Film Racket . He has also written for numerous other publications, including The Barnes & Noble Review, The Chicago Tribune, Playboy, Publishers Weekly, The Millions, The Virginia Quarterly Review , and The Chicago Reader . Barsanti earned his Master’s in journalism from Northwestern University and works in publishing. He cried the first time he saw Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and thinks anybody who didn’t has a heart of stone. He resides in New York. Klappentext From the trashy to the epic, from the classics to today's blockbusters, this cinefile¿s guidebook reviews nearly 1,000 of the biggest, baddest, and brightest from every age and genre of cinematic science fiction! Once upon a time, science fiction was only in the future. It was the stuff of drive-ins and cheap double-bills. Then, with the ever-increasing rush of new, society-altering technologies, science fiction pushed its way to the present, and it busted out of the genre ghetto of science fiction and barged its way into the mainstream. What used to be mere fantasy (trips to the moon? Wristwatch radios? Supercomputers capable of learning?) are now everyday reality. Whether nostalgic for the future or fast-forwarding to the present, The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz covers the broad and widening range of science-fiction movies. Yoüll find more than just Star Wars, Star Trek, and Transformers, with reviews on many overlooked and under-appreciated gems and genres, such as ... Monsters! Pacific Rim, Godzilla, The Thing, Creature from the Black Lagoon Superheroes: Thor, Iron Man, X-Men, The Amazing Spider-man, Superman Dystopias: THX 1138, 1984, The Hunger Games Avant-garde masterpieces: Solaris, 2001, Brazil, The Man Who Fell to Earth Time travel: 12 Monkeys, The Time Machine, Time Bandits, Back to the Future Post-apocalyptic action: The Road Warrior, I Am Legend, Terminator Salvation Comedy: Dark Star, Mars Attacks!, Dr. Strangelove, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Aliens! The Day the Earth Stood Still, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Contact, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Signs Mad scientists! Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Abominable Dr. Phibes Shoot-em-ups: Aliens, Universal Soldier, Starship Troopers What the...? : Battlefield Earth, Prayer of the Rollerboys, Repo: The Genetic Opera, Tank Girl, The 10th Vict...

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Authors Chris Barsanti
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 27.11.2014
EAN 9781578595037
ISBN 978-1-57859-503-7
No. of pages 510
Subject Humanities, art, music > Art > Theatre, ballet

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