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British science fiction cinema

I. Q. Hunter 1964-


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  • Title:
    British science fiction cinema
  • Author: I. Q. Hunter 1964-
  • Description: Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: the strange world of the British science fiction film; Things to Come and science fiction in the 1930s; 'We're the Martians now': British sf invasion fantasies of the 1950s and 1960s; Apocalypse then!: the ultimate monstrosity and strange things on the coastan interview with Nigel Kneale; Alien women: the politics of sexual difference in British sf pulp cinema; 'A stiff upper lip and a trembling lower one': John Wyndham on screen
    Trashing London: the British colossal creature film and fantasies of mass destructionThe Day the Earth Caught Fire; Adapting telefantasy: the Doctor Who and the Daleks films; 'A bit of the old ultra-violence': A Clockwork Orange; The British post-Alien intrusion film; Dream girls and mechanic panic: dystopia and its others in Brazil and Nineteen Eighty-Four; 'No flesh shall be spared': Richard Stanley's Hardware; Filmography; Index
    British Science Fiction Cinema is the first substantial study of a genre which, despite a sometimes troubled history, has produced some of the best British films, from the prewar classic Things to Come to Alien made in Britain by a British director. The contributors to this rich and provocative collection explore the diverse strangeness of British science fiction, from literary adaptions like Nineteen Eighty-Four and A Clockwork Orange to pulp fantasies and 'creature features' far removed from the acceptable face of British cinema.Through case studies of
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (231 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-203-00977-0;ISBN 0-203-16980-8;ISBN 1-280-33522-X;ISBN 1-134-70277-9
  • Subjects: Science fiction films -- Great Britain -- History and criticism; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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