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101 Sci Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
ISBN : 1845436555
Genre : Performing Arts
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If you want to know your Degoba from your Delos or your Ming from your Morlock, if you can't decide whether to eat Soylent Green or in Mos Eisley's Cantina, or if you simply want to try to comprehend 2001:A Space Odyssey, 101 Sci- Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die is for you. Visionary and imaginative - science fiction allows all other genres to leap, quite literally, into another dimension. From the classic low-budget, space exploration Flash Gordon tales of the Saturday matinee serials to the slick, CGI-realized world of The Matrix, science fiction films have long been pushing the boundaries of the visually and dramatically fantastic. Take a classic cop chase, and set it on Mars. Think of a haunted house story, then add the Nostromo. Take the boy-meets-girl classic, then make them mutants. Turn the known world on its head, play with the laws of physics, and all the while hold your audience spellbound. With insight from critics, film historians, academics, and experts in the field, 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion to a century of close encounters, black holes, time-travel, dodgy outfits, distant planets, impossible quests, nuclear war, futuristic technology, inexplicable forces, spaceships, extraordinary monsters, subterranean societies, and fluorescent drinks - get a dog and don't list your name in the phone book.
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101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author : Steven Jay Schnieder
ISBN : 0764162756
Genre : Performing Arts
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(back cover) Ballad of a Soldier Apocalypse Now Enigma The Great Escape Downfall The Charge of the Light Brigade A Bridge Too Far Black Hawk Down Saving Private Ryan Platoon The Longest Day Stalag 17 M*A*S*H Grave of the Fireflies Gallipoli No Man's Land Ran The Killing Fields Patton Dr. Strangelove The Dam Busters Empire of the Sun La Grande Illusion Devils on the Doorstep Land and Freedom Hill 24 Doesn't Answer Glory Good Morning, Vietnam Das Boot Europa, Europa Hell in the Pacific Hotel Rwanda Cross of Iron Full Metal Jacket Rome, Open City Lawrence of Arabia Salvador The Bridge on the River Kwai Stalingrad A Matter of Life and Death Shame In Which We Serve Three Kings Zulu The Deer Hunter Wings Welcome to Sarajevo The Thin Red Line Catch-22 (front flap) Whether you know every line from " The Great Escape " or could watch " The Bridge on the River Kwai " again and again, 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die is the book for you. Take a war, any war, from the beginning of time to the present day, throw in some amazing heroes, antiheroes, and a whole lot of action, and you have a classic war film. From Billy Wilder's " Stalag 17 " to Michael Cimino's " The Deer Hunter, " this is the perfect guide. War films transcend more than one genre. From the first "antiwar" film, " All Quiet on the Western Front, " through Bogart and Hepburn in " The African Queen " to Clint Eastwood's powerful " Letters from Iwo Jima, " war films have spanned several worlds of filmmaking. Discover movies that show us heroic struggles, as well as those that question the motives and morality of war. With insight from critics, film historians, and academics, 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die offers a breadth of knowledge and passion for a celluloid century of tanks and trenches, guns and grenades, heart-rending deaths, and heroic leadership. So if you love war movies, now is the time to don your flak jacket and begin the march to great entertainment. (back flap) Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer. He is editor of " 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die, " and "101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die, "all available from Barron's. He is also the author and editor of many other books on film. "
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101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
ISBN : 0764163493
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(back cover) Un Chien Andalou The Rocky Horror Picture Show El Topo The Blob Donnie Darko Faster, Pussycat! Kill, Kill! Chelsea Girls Easy Rider Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Performance The Blues Brothers Reefer Madness Tommy The Toxic Avenger Attack of the Killer Tomatoes The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Basket Case Office Space Clerks The Room Hairspray Rushmore Twilight of the Ice Nymphs The Hitcher Kamikaze Girls Heathers Manhunter Napoleon Dynamite Harold and Maude The Wiz Barbarella Pink Flamingos Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia The Servant Rebel Without a Cause Night of the Hunter Plan Nine from Outer Space This Is Spinal Tap The Princess Bride Amazon Women on the Moon Vampyros Lesbos The Lickerish Quartet Blow-Up (front flap) If you've ever spent a day in the company of " Barbarella" or " Withnail, " gone surreal with " Un Chien Andalou, " found yourself able to recite every line from " The Blues Brothers, " then, 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die is the book for you. From the psychotic delights of " The Rocky Horror Picture Show" to " Mad Max, " cult films have broken every rule and challenged every moviegoer's perception. Stars who are cult in one movie may be definitely not in another; people ignored in their own time can become cult heroes after their death. Movies gain cult status for a weird and wonderful array of reasons--for the iconic acting of stars such as John Belushi and Holly Hunter, or because of a series of bizarre, amusing, or macabre incidences. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! became a cult favorite for its satire of Hollywood horror movies and topical concerns of America in the late 1970s. With insight from critics, film historians, and academics, 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion about the movies you simply can't help but watch. This book pays homage to decades of dark themes and outlandish characters. It takes a fascinating look back through decades of unforgettable films that have defined cult movies. (back flap) Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer. He is editor of " 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die, " and " 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die, " all available from Barron's. He is also the author and editor of many other books on film."
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Gender In Science Fiction Films 1964 1979

Author : Bonnie Noonan
ISBN : 9781476622101
Genre : Performing Arts
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The 1950s era of science fiction film effectively ended when space flight became a reality with the first manned orbit of Earth in 1962. As the genre’s wildly speculative depictions of science and technology gave way to more reality-based representations, relations between male and female characters reflected the changing political and social climates of the era. Drawing on critical analyses, film reviews and cultural commentaries, this book examines the development of science fiction film and its representations of gender, from the groundbreaking films of 1968—including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Barbarella and Planet of the Apes—through its often overlooked “Middle Period,” which includes such films as Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970), The Stepford Wives (1975) and A Boy and His Dog (1975). The author examines intersections of gender and race in The Omega Man (1971) and Frogs (1972), gender and dystopia in Soylent Green (1973) and Logan’s Run (1976), and gender and computers in Demon Seed (1977). The big-budget films of the late 1970s—Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alien and Star Wars—are also discussed.
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Science Fiction Prototyping

Author : Brian David Johnson
ISBN : 9781608456550
Genre : Computers
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Science fiction is the playground of the imagination. If you are interested in science or fascinated with the future then science fiction is where you explore new ideas and let your dreams and nightmares duke it out on the safety of the page or screen. But what if we could use science fiction to do more than that? What if we could use science fiction based on science fact to not only imagine our future but develop new technologies and products? What if we could use stories, movies and comics as a kind of tool to explore the real world implications and uses of future technologies today? Science Fiction Prototyping is a practical guide to using fiction as a way to imagine our future in a whole new way. Filled with history, real world examples and conversations with experts like best selling science fiction author Cory Doctorow, senior editor at Dark Horse Comics Chris Warner and Hollywood science expert Sidney Perkowitz, Science Fiction Prototyping will give you the tools you need to begin designing the future with science fiction. The future is Brian David Johnson's business. As a futurist at Intel Corporation, his charter is to develop an actionable vision for computing in 2021. His work is called "future casting"-using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to create a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Johnson has been pioneering development in artificial intelligence, robotics, and reinventing TV. He speaks and writes extensively about future technologies in articles and scientific papers as well as science fiction short stories and novels (Fake Plastic Love and Screen Future: The Future of Entertainment, Computing and the Devices We Love). He has directed two feature films and is an illustrator and commissioned painter. Table of Contents: Preface / Foreword / Epilogue / Dedication / Acknowledgments / 1. The Future Is in Your Hands / 2. Religious Robots and Runaway Were-Tigers: A Brief Overview of the Science and the Fiction that Went Into Two SF Prototypes / 3. How to Build Your Own SF Prototype in Five Steps or Less / 4. I, Robot: From Asimov to Doctorow: Exploring Short Fiction as an SF Prototype and a Conversation With Cory Doctorow / 5. The Men in the Moon: Exploring Movies as an SF Prototype and a Conversation with Sidney Perkowitz / 6. Science in the Gutters: Exploring Comics as an SF Prototype and a Conversation With Chris Warner / 7. Making the Future: Now that You Have Developed Your SF Prototype, What's Next? / 8. Einstein's Thought Experiments and Asimov's Second Dream / Appendix A: The SF Prototypes / Notes / Author Biography
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101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
ISBN : 0764163507
Genre : Performing Arts
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(back cover) Drunken Master On Her Majesty's Secret Service First Blood True Lies Mission Impossible The Heroic Trio Gladiator Ong-Bak Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 300 Iron Man Crouching tiger, Hidden Dragon Con Air The Crow The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Captain Blood Die Hard The Perils of Pauline Goldfinger Mark of Zorro Safety Last! The Thief of Baghdad Our Man Flint Rollerball Enter the Dragon Superman Raiders of the Lost Ark The Towering Inferno Death Race 2000 The Anderson Tapes Foxy Brown The Getaway Shaolin Temple Top Gun Leon Bad Boys Commando Face/Off Ronin The Bourne Supremacy Blade Speed Cannonball Under Seige Bloodsport The Hunt for Red October La Femme Nikita Police Story Desperado Fist of Legend Patriot Games Lethal Weapon Point Break (front flap) From the string of stylish, iconic James Bond adventures to the fast-paced, dark works of Tsui Hark, John Woo, and Christopher Nolan, 101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die looks at the action film in all its forms. It explores what draws an audience to the thrills of these tense roller-coaster rides on the big screen. Is it an appetite for violence or simply a desire to see the good guys get justice? Action movies made actors like Bruce Willis into household names for their death-defying onscreen escapades. From Sean Connery to Sylvester Stallone, these larger-than-life heroes have kept us on the edge of our cinema seats. Arnie told us he would be back, Bruce Lee made martial arts ultra cool, and Angelina Jolie brought a video game vividly to life. And our appetite for derring-do remains unabated as we watch the Dark Night battle with evil villains. With insight from critics, film historians, and academics, 101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die brings knowledge, insight, and passion to a world where tough men sip martinis, wear tights and capes, and sometimes even turn green. But they can still get the girl, save the world, and crush cyborgs, psychopaths, jokers, and aliens along the way. So hold on tight to your seats for the mission ahead.. (back flap) Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer with an academic degree in philosophy from Harvard University and in cinema studies from New York University. Also available from Barron's and Steven Jay Schneider: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die (BR> 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die (BR> 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die 501 Movie Directors 501 Movie Stars "
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Old Futures

Author : Alexis Lothian
ISBN : 9781479803439
Genre : Social Science
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Traverses the history of imagined futures from the 1890s to the 2010s, interweaving speculative visions of gender, race, and sexuality from literature, film, and digital media Old Futures explores the social, political, and cultural forces feminists, queer people, and people of color invoke when they dream up alternative futures as a way to imagine transforming the present. Lothian shows how queer possibilities emerge when we practice the art of speculation: of imagining things otherwise than they are and creating stories from that impulse. Queer theory offers creative ways to think about time, breaking with straight and narrow paths toward the future laid out for the reproductive family, the law-abiding citizen, and the believer in markets. Yet so far it has rarely considered the possibility that, instead of a queer present reshaping the ways we relate to past and future, the futures imagined in the past can lead us to queer the present. Narratives of possible futures provide frameworks through which we understand our present, but the discourse of “the” future has never been a singular one. Imagined futures have often been central to the creation and maintenance of imperial domination and technological modernity; Old Futures offers a counterhistory of works that have sought––with varying degrees of success––to speculate otherwise. Examining speculative texts from the 1890s to the 2010s, from Samuel R. Delany to Sense8, Lothian considers the ways in which early feminist utopias and dystopias, Afrofuturist fiction, and queer science fiction media have insisted that the future can and must deviate from dominant narratives of global annihilation or highly restrictive hopes for redemption. Each chapter chronicles some of the means by which the production and destruction of futures both real and imagined takes place: through eugenics, utopia, empire, fascism, dystopia, race, capitalism, femininity, masculinity, and many kinds of queerness, reproduction, and sex. Gathering stories of and by populations who have been marked as futureless or left out by dominant imaginaries, Lothian offers new insights into what we can learn from efforts to imaginatively redistribute the future.
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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
ISBN : PSU:000065179703
Genre : Performing Arts
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Complemented by more than eight hundred movie stills and actor photographs, an updated film reference lists 1,001 "must-see" movies in a chronological arrangement, providing information on director, producer, screenplay writer, music, cast members, and awards, along with a detailed review of each.
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The Film Buff S Bucket List

Author : Chris Stuckmann
ISBN : 9781633530942
Genre : Performing Arts
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#1 Amazon Best Seller! Theaters around the world are dominated by comic book heroes, ice princesses, apocalyptic love-struck teens, and whatever masterpiece Pixar is rolling out. It’s clear that cinema is as healthy as ever. Oscar-worthy directors, indie geniuses and foreign artists are creating stunning, boundary-pushing work. Since the turn of the century, movie lovers have been enjoying a second golden age. But which films are the best of the best? What are the top movies since 2000 to see before you die? Chris Stuckmann, one of YouTube’s most popular film reviewers (70+ million views) gives us his best of the best! In his book debut, Stuckmann delivers his list of the very best 50 Movies since 2000 – with that style and punch that YouTube viewers have come to love. These are the films you must see before you die.
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