The Science of Sci-Fi Cinema: Essays on the Art and Principles of Ten Films (Paperback)
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Science fiction films present hypothetical futures, featuring imagined technological advancements--not yet realized but perhaps (more or less) plausible. Yet how much of what audiences see is within the bounds of possibility? Can we really envision what a black hole looks like? Can dinosaurs really be genetically re-engineered? Originating from an annual Science Fiction Film Series in Denver, Colorado, this volume of essays examines 10 films, with a focus on discerning the possible, the unlikely, and the purely science fictional. With essays by scientists in relevant fields, chapters provide analyses of the movies themselves, along with examination of the actual science (or lack thereof) in each film.
About the Author
Vincent Piturro is a professor of film and media studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has published on Westerns, documentary film rhetoric and Jim Jarmusch.