By M. Keith Booker

For greater than 50 years, technological know-how fiction movies were one of the most vital and profitable items of yank cinema, and are important of research as a result on my own. On a deeper point, the style has mirrored very important issues, issues and advancements in American society, in order that a historical past of technological know-how fiction movie additionally serves as a cultural historical past of the United States over the last part century.

M. Keith Booker has chosen fifteen of the main profitable and leading edge technological know-how fiction movies of all time, and tested each one of them at length―from cultural, technical and cinematic perspectives―to see the place they got here from and what they intended for the way forward for cinema and for the US at huge. From Invasion of the physique Snatchers to Star Wars, from Blade Runner to The Matrix, those landmark motion pictures have expressed our fears and goals, our talents and our deficiencies. during this deep-seeking research, we will all locate anything of ourselves that we realize, in addition to whatever that now we have by no means famous before.

The concentrate on a pretty small variety of landmark motion pictures permits certain consciousness to surely unique videos, together with: Forbidden Planet, Invasion of the physique Snatchers, 2001: an area Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, celebrity Wars, shut Encounters of the 3rd variety, Alien, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner, The Terminator, Robocop, The Abyss, Independence Day, and The Matrix. This publication is perfect for common readers attracted to technology fiction and film.

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