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Paranoia, the Bomb, and 1950s Science Fiction Films

by Anne K. Kaler

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Published by Bowling Green University Popular Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Films, cinema,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Film & Video - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages163
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8130511M
    ISBN 100879727993
    ISBN 109780879727994

      Battle Beyond the Sun is the English-dubbed, re-edited U.S. version of Nebo Zovyot, a Soviet science fiction film directed by Mikhail Karyukov and Aleksandr Kozyr. It . The 25 best science fiction movies of all time (in my opinion) Honorable Mentions: King Kong () Kiss Me Deadly () Invasion of the Body Snatchers () Sleeper () The Thing () E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial () Videodrome () Brazil () The Truman Show () Pi () The Matrix () The Fountain () Sunshine () Moon () Avatar () Mr. Nobody () Cloud.

      Throughout the book Weart emphasizes the powerful role images played in stoking nuclear fear. Film footage of the atmospheric test of a hydrogen bomb .   For me, science fiction is defined by certain books I first read in , and , and most of those were first published in the s. I discovered s science fiction in libraries, as cheap paperbacks on wire racks, in dusty used bookstores, and most of all by joining the Science Fiction Book Club which often promoted the classic.

      The science fiction films that were made dur s and s Science Fiction Fear of communism and the effect it could have on the United States ran rampant during s and s America, though it began much earlier in the century and lasted through the end of the Cold War era, roughly the beginning of the s.   Off screen and on, the s was a spectacular era for science fiction. In literature, Ray Bradbury kicked off the decade with his masterpiece, The Martian Chronicles, while digest magazines like.


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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 2. A list of science fiction films released in the s. These films include core elements of science fiction, but can cross into other have been released to a cinema audience by the commercial film industry and are widely distributed with reviews by reputable critics.

This period is sometimes described as the 'classic' era of science fiction theater. s B-films like The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Attack of the Foot Woman, or The Pod People, might seem to be pure fantasy, just mindless fun. Coming out during the heyday of McCarthyism and Hollywood blacklisting of suspected communists, you might assume these movies would never get too close to real political issues.

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Cyndy Hendershot. Paranoia, the Bomb and s Science-Fiction Films. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ix + pp. $ (cloth), $ (paper). The detonation of two atomic bombs at the end of World War II brought about massive r??valuations of technology, history, and the place of humanity in the cos.

And sexy, too, just like the bomb itself. In Paranoia, the Bomb, and s Science Fiction Films, Cynthia Hendershot has written persuasively about. Science fiction films — United States — History and criticism.

Summary "Paranoia, the Bomb, and s Science Fiction Films argues that s sf films open a window on the cultural paranoia that characterized s America, a phenomenon largely triggered by the discovery and use of nuclear weapons during World War II.

Cyndy Hendershot argues that s science fiction films open a window on the cultural paranoia that characterized s America, a phenomenon largely triggered by use of nuclear weapons during World War II.

This study uses psychoanalytic theory to Author: Cynthia Hendershot. “The overarching theme of US science fiction films in the s and s was the fear of communism, though director Don Siegel maintained that Body-snatchers was also about our fear of.

Paranoia in Science Fiction Films of the ’s Robert Torry, in his seminal work, Apocalypse Then: Benefits of the Bomb in Fifties Science Fiction Films () describes the realism and special effects in The War of the Worlds.

The special effects with the help of Gordon Jennings and Walter Hoffman created the horrors of modern warfare. Cyndy Hendershot's Paranoia, the Bomb, and s Science Fiction Films, as the title suggests, maintains a tight focus.

It examines only cinematic science fiction, limits its scope to one decade, and organizes its chosen texts around a very specific Cold War theme. Hendershot's book. The s saw the rise of atomic-age paranoia. In ’s The Day the Earth Caught Fire, H-bomb testing throws the Earth out of orbit and as the planet heads closer to the sun, temperatures in.

Paranoia was common at the height of the Cold War – the natural offspring of fear, ignorance, propaganda and secrecy. Fnd out how a year stand-off between superpowers put America on edge. This class studies relationships between science fiction films and serious works of modern social criticism.

Through a careful reading of texts, analytical viewing of films and comparison of the two experiences we will explore some of the most significant issues in modern society.Anyway, the best science fiction movies are on a far higher level, as examples of the art of the film, than the science fiction books are, as examples of the art of the novel or romance.

the science fiction films of the 's take up familiar themes. an obvious metaphor for the Bomb. But there are many explicit references as well. In.In random order and purely subjective. Only live-action movies included.

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