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Mirroring the Present/Speculating About the Future: Early Science Fiction Film 1/13/12 - 1930s-1960s: development of creature features such as Frankenstein - Metropolis- high expressionsism - Intense amount of detail to design, cost $5 million to make (most expensive of all time) - 1930s: movies are still adapted from novels, but radio influences. Tried out as radio programs first, serialization - Things to Come: 1936, deals with inter-war years. Scifi is topical, discusses their own era - Scientists live in enclave and emerges to save society, faith in science (warning about contemporary warfare) - Scifi dystopias- birth of dystopian genre - Try to imagine what society would look like, speculative fiction - Flash Gordon 1936: radio serials, gains populatrity and film becomes serialized. Mash up
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Unformatted text preview: serials to create a feature film, also comic books-Rise of scientific hero, transforms into traditional super hero-Transmedia properties gain longevity-Destination Moon 1950: nails it in terms of space exploration-Day the Earth Stood Still 1951: post war era, realization of the power of the bomb-Social warming/social science fiction-Addition of interpersonal relations between characters -War of the Worlds 1953: entire genre of invasion literature, war invasion during H.G. Wellss time -Imperialistic time period-Anti-colonial, anti-war imperial-Loss of home/wandering to escape war was a central theme...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course ENGL 4640 taught by Professor Eaket during the Spring '12 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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