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Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema (Paperback)

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Perhaps because of its very popularity and cult status, science fiction in all its forms has long suffered from critical neglect. This is especially true of the science fiction film - a genre as old as cinema itself - which has rarely received the serious attention devoted to such genres as the western, the film noir and recently, under the aegis of feminist film theory, the so-called ""woman's film."" Alien Zone aims to bring science fiction cinema fully into the ambit of cultural theory in general and of film theory in particular. The essays in this book - some newly written, others gathered from scattered sources - look at the ways in which contemporary science fiction films draw on, rework, and transform established themes and conventions of the genre: the mise-en-scene of future worlds; the myth of masculine mastery of nature; power and authority and their relation to technology.

This material is ordered and contextualized by the editor with a view to exploring how science fiction cinema has been approached critically and theoretically by commentators on the genre: as a mirror of society, as bearing or producing ideology; as caught up in an intertext of media productions, or as expressing unconscious desires. Contributors include Giuliana Bruno, Scott Bukatman, Thomas B. Byers, Barbara Creed, Anne Cranny-Francis, Daniel Dervin, H. Bruce Franklin, James H. Kavanagh, Douglas Kelner, Steve Neale, Judith Newton, Constance Penley, Hugh Ruppersberg, Michael Ryan, Vivian Sobchack, Michael Stern, J.P. Telotte, and Paul Virilio.

Annette Kuhn's previous books include Cinema, Censorship and Sexuality, The Power of the Image: Essays on Representation and Sexuality and Women's Pictures: Feminism and Cinema. She is lecturer in Film and Television Studies at Glasgow University.

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