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Hostile Aliens, Hollywood and Today's News 1950s Science Fiction Films and 9/11

Melvin E. Matthews

2007

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  • Title:
    Hostile Aliens, Hollywood and Today's News 1950s Science Fiction Films and 9/11
  • Author: Melvin E. Matthews
  • Description: Spiders in Eight Legged Freaks (2002). Photo copyright: Warner Bros./Village Roadshow.; Tom Cruise in War of the Worlds (2005). Photo copyright: Paramount Pictures Photographer: Frank Masi.
    1950s Cold War-era monsters meet 21st-century terrorists: Matthews provides a thoughtful interpretation of sci-fi movies that examines the similarities and differences between the political environment and popular culture of two eras. This well-researched examination and appreciation of science fiction films includes behind-the-scenes tales about their production and many quotes from those who produced and starred in the films. The book will tantalize not only fans of the science fiction genre but also sociologists, film historians, and politicians. The author draws parallels between the Cold
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: New York : Algora Publishing
  • Format: 1 online resource (178 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-87586-499-6
  • Subjects: Science fiction films; Science fiction films -- History and criticism -- United States; Film; Music, Dance, Drama & Film; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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