The Conventions of Science Fiction Films with Reference to Armageddon and Independence Day

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The Conventions of Science Fiction Films with Reference to Armageddon and Independence Day Two of the earliest science fiction stories were Frankenstein and war of the worlds by H.G Wells. Telling these stories gives directors plenty of opportunity for special effects. They can use their imaginations to design aliens, spaceships, robots, cities etc. Science fiction films are stories about imaginary scientific discoveries, space travel or life on other planets, they are popular because of this. People can just escape from their boring lives and enter a world of fantasy, where the only limit to as far as a science fiction film can go is your imagination. Science fiction is a popular genre of film, with a wide range of audiences. People enjoy collecting the memorabilia, they enjoy the action, the weapons, and the characters. Most science fiction films are set in the future, this is because the film can be as imaginative and as serial as you want. One of the most popular science fiction films ever made was star trek. Narrative- All science fictions films follow a Set pattern, there is a peaceful world at the beginning of the story, and then a problem is created by a new type of technology, an alien world, or an unknown force. A hero takes on the job of saving the group threatened, which is a whole world, a town or a family. Difficulties arise in defeating the danger that creates tension and excitement for the audience, eventually there is a confrontation, the hero wins and order is restored. In Independence Day it starts with a peaceful world, the film begins with the American flag on the moon, there is then a close-up shot of ... ... middle of paper ... ...of the editing creating tension, excitement and suspense are when the asteroids hit earth the scenes speed up and create excitement, after the asteroids have hit the editing between the scenes of the destruction of down town New York and Paris. Then there is quick editing between lodes of different news stations, and then when they are preparing for the finial stages of lift off, and when the spacecraft crashes. All of these create tension, excitement and suspense for the audience. In Independence Day some of the examples are when the building get blown up, when the smaller spaceships attack the planes, when the government nuke the spaceships, and when there are the scenes of the whole world celebrating after the aliens are destroyed. Once again all of these create tension, excitement and suspense for the audience.

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