Science fiction film Essays

  • Stereotypes In Science Fiction Films

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    Global warming, international conflict, nuclear warfare, alien invasions…etc. etc. etc. Seriously? From articles, to novels, and even blockbuster films, it seems we’ve resigned ourselves to the horrid notion, that the future is, amongst everything it could possibly be, a threat, and I’ve had enough! In the 21st century, Science fiction films in particular have become crucial to this viewpoint, more often than not, portraying the world in a dystopian and/or post-apocalyptic gloom. Take for example

  • How Women are Represented in Science Fiction Films Today

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    How Women are Represented in Science Fiction Films Today Science fiction films have changed a lot since the days of rubber monsters and fake blood. This is not only because of the advance in technology but also in the brave character choices directors of films are now taking. A prime example of this can be seen in T & T2 in regards to the character of Sarah Connor. The representation of women in Science fiction films has changed dramatically the more traditional feminine role. Representation

  • Science Fiction Film Analysis: Back To The Future

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    Back to the Future is a science fiction film that shows that time travel is possible. Back to the Future shows that time has a place in a different era can play a big part in how things are brought to light. The films point of view is, a boy with a friend that invents time travel, boy sent back in time, friend helps him get back. The major theme I am going to speak about is time and how it ties in to the movie. The whole movie is about time so why not start the movie off with a room full of clocks

  • Exploring the Film Genres of Horror, Science Fiction, and Action Movies

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    of movies are, in there own way, great. Practically the excitement of horror movies, and science and technology of science fiction movies, and action and enthusiasm in the action movies are some credits that makes people’s engrossment. Even so could all movies create an entertainment and make people experience their thoughts of imaginations in the real world. What are the most interesting things about these film genres, which could establish a fantasy world for their fans to escape to their imaginations

  • 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

  • Comparing Three Science Fiction Films In 'District 9, And Avatar'

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    The science fiction genre is a very elusive genre of fiction as it deals with futuristic settings, advanced technology, extraterrestrial life forms, parallel universes and space travel. The following essay will analyze and compare three science fiction films in order to explain why ‘District 9’ can be viewed as more evolved than ‘Avatar’ based on the themes of xenophobia, biological advancements, technology and space as well as other worldly settings, that are common to the science fiction genre

  • Genre of Science Fiction Illustrated in Beginning of film Independence Day

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    Genre of Science Fiction Illustrated in Beginning of film Independence Day Films normally have a certain type of genre. A genre is formed when certain elements from a type of film or book become essential to that type of film or book. There are different type of genre likes Horror, Romance and Comedy. The film, which I am studying, is called 'Independence Day'. The genre for this film is science fiction. This means people are expecting to see space ships, good or evil aliens, machines

  • Blade Runner as a Classic Film Noir and a Science Fiction Film

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    Blade Runner as a Classic Film Noir and a Science Fiction Film Blade Runner, a well known 80’s science-fiction film, begins in 2019, set in the industrial city of L.A., the scene lit only by the many neon lights and molten guisers. We draw in from a panoramic long shot to Deckard, ‘ex-cop, ex-killer, ex-blade-runner’, who is at the heart of this film. Blade Runner is, definitively, a science fiction film, but the traits of Film Noir are the bread and butter, bringing it the dark, desperate

  • District 9 Film Analysis

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    society is vitally important nowadays as the society is undergoing changes. Some people believe that science fiction has no correlation with modern plights of the society. However, the scholarly research refutes these beliefs. In this essay I will explore the cinematic representation of racial injustice and xenophobia in the modern science fiction film “District 9” to demonstrate that Neil Blomkamf, the film director, investigates racial relations on the example of aliens and humans to reflect such social

  • The Growing Use of VFX in Contemporary Films

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    As of the end of 2013 the all time box office top 5 films include Avatar, Titanic, Marvel's The Avengers, The Dark Knight and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. This is clear evidence of the audience growing appeal for Hollywood spectacle. But what is the Hollywood spectacle? From epic landscape to sumptuous interior; from visions of space, aliens and future cityscapes to explosive action and adventure: expansive vistas spread out across the width of the big screen, their presence magnified

  • the power of sci fi

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    The science fiction genre, in particular science fiction films have, since their inception, be renowned for their earth defying concepts, ground breaking innovation and larger than life characters. Encompassing all facets contemporary science and technological innovation, the sci-fi genre covers everything from parallel universes to the creation of artificial intelligence. With such a broad canvas of imagination it is easy for directors and authors to create worlds where our real-life politics

  • 2001 A Space Odyssey

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    would get so excited about a science fiction movie in the midst of urban race riots and campus protests against the Vietnam War, but to many, 2001 had far greater importance than its sci-fi trappings. Baffling early audiences with its non-traditional structure, theme, and presentation, the film was soon embraced by many members of a younger generation entranced by its consciousness-raising message and its psychedelic special effects. Over the next 30 years, the film would not only become a part of

  • How Terminator Two Satisfies the Science Fiction Genre

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    Satisfies the Science Fiction Genre The film, ‘Terminator’ is part of a trilogy; Terminator 2 is the sequel to the first terminator film- Terminator 1. The auteur, James Cameron, produced the first terminator movie in 1984; and because the film was a big success with a range of viewers- the majority of different genre lovers- , James Cameron had decided to create a sequel, which was produced in 1993. The big screen had cost a huge budget in Hollywood, WarnerBrother’s (a franchise, film production

  • Star Wars Vs. Star Trek

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    Wars vs. Star Trek Throughout the past two decades, two science fiction cult classics have rivaled each other. Both have strong followings of loyal fans that live and breathe these classic tales. Lunch boxes, t-shirts, masks, bed sheets, and figurines are only some of the merchandising offspring of these two epic films. Star Wars and Star Trek certainly share many similarities being the benchmarks for the genre of science fiction movies. While the similarities are not difficult to see, especially

  • District 9 Film Analysis

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    District 9 is a film that takes us into a realm of a different world from the one that we know now. It combines extraterrestrial life with immense science fiction to illustrate a story we could only imagine to ever actually occur. Although it was created for entertainment purposes, the motion picture can be compared to many different types of individuals and situations. District 9 displays many underlying concepts throughout the movie about racism, prejudice and discrimination. While studying

  • Ambiguity In Inception

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    Released in 2010, the motion picture Inception is a science fiction/heist film directed by acclaimed director Christopher Nolan (who also directed the Batman Begins trilogy, among other films) that follows Dom Cobb, a professional thief who infiltrates the minds of his victims via their dreams. Cobb, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio, is on the run after the death of his wife, Mal, leaves him a suspect. Trying to get back to his children, he accepts a job from Mr. Saito who says that he can get Cobb

  • How McCabe and Mrs Miller and Blade Runner Subvert Their Genres and Defy Audience Expectations

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    How McCabe and Mrs Miller and Blade Runner Subvert Their Genres and Defy Audience Expectations Two genres which have always been Hollywood staples are science-fiction and the western. The genres can be seen in films made as early as Le Voyage Dans la lune (Georges Melies 1902) and The Great Train Robbery (Edwin S. Porter 1903). On the surface the two genres are very different, however if one looks closely at them they are similar in many ways. Both genres usually feature uncharted frontiers, strong

  • V for Vendetta

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    There are many different dystopian science fiction films out there. Dystopian science fiction usually is about the problem at hand in that society and It tries to call for action from the audience. V for Vendetta is not any different than other dystopian science fiction . V for Vendetta ( adapted from a comic book series by the same name written by Alan Moore) is a 2005 dystopian science fiction film with an appropriate amount of action. this film was directed by James McTeigue and screenplay written

  • Darren Aronofsky's Pi

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    intense, thought-provoking plot, which leaves the viewer pondering its contents and ideas for hours afterwards. The movie Pi was written and directed by the young producer Darren Aronofsky. As his first big film, Pi won him "Best Director" at the 1998 Sundance film festival. This film was produced in an ideal time to appeal to society's increasing interest for tapping into spirituality and understanding the meaning and purpose of life. It pulls the audience in by intriguing and challenging

  • Roadside Picnic Vs S. K. Rr

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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R., by Andrei Tarkovsky, is a film based on the book Roadside Picnic, by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. Both stories take place in a science fiction location known as “the Zone”. The Zone is a place where bad things happen and is the main source of science-fiction throughout the stories. Although the stories were quite similar, the Zone in Roadside picnic is more fascinating and has a stronger sense of fantasy, whereas S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is more realistic and not as engaging. The Zones from