DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 820 524 books.
Search: 


📙 Simultaneous Worlds: Global Science Fiction Cinema by Jennifer L. Feeley, Sarah Ann Wells — free download


Since the 1927 release of Fritz Lang’s pioneer film Metropolis, science fiction cinema has largely been regarded a Western genre. In Simultaneous Worlds, Jennifer L. Feeley and Sarah Ann Wells showcase authors who challenge this notion by focusing on cinemas and cultures, from Cuba to North Korea, not traditionally associated with science fiction. This collection introduces films about a metal-eating monster who helps peasants overthrow an exploitative court, an inflatable sex doll who comes to life, a desert planet where matchsticks are more valuable than money, and more.

Simultaneous Worlds is the first volume to bring a transnational, interdisciplinary lens to science fiction cinema. Encountering some of the best emerging and established voices in the field, readers will become immersed in discussions of well-known works such as the Ghost in the Shell franchise and Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 alongside lesser-known but equally fascinating works by African, Asian, European, and South American filmmakers. Divided into five parts that cover theoretical concerns such as new media economies, translation, the Global South, cyborgs, and socialist and postsocialist cinema, these essays trace cinema’s role in imagining global communities and power struggles.

Considering both individual films and the broader networks of production, distribution, and exhibition, Simultaneous Worlds illustrates how film industries across the globe take part in visualizing the perils of globalization and technological modernity. Ultimately, this book opens new ways of thinking about world cinema and our understanding of the world at large.




About book:

About file:

  • File size: 3 266 541
  • Format: pdf


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


Aliens R Us: The Other in Science Fiction Cinema
Aliens R Us: The Other in Science Fiction Cinema epub download by Ziauddin Sardar, Sean Cubitt

Aliens R Us explores the global culture of science fiction cinema, and in particular its presentation of contemporary images of the Other. Taking as a starting point the popularity of international forms such as Japanese Manga and Hong Kong sci-fi, in add...

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema
Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema pdf free by M. Keith Booker

The history of science fiction film now spans more than 100 years, during which time more than 1,000 science fiction films of various kinds have been made. Beginning with the work of pioneering French filmmaker Georges MZli_s at the dawn of the 20th centu...

Historical dictionary of science fiction cinema
Historical dictionary of science fiction cinema free epub by Booker, M. Keith

The history of science fiction film now spans more than 100 years, during which time more than 1,000 science fiction films of various kinds have been made. Beginning with the work of pioneering French filmmaker Georges Méliès at the dawn of the 20th centu...

British Science Fiction Cinema (British Popular Cinema)
British Science Fiction Cinema (British Popular Cinema) free download by I.q. Hunter

British Science Fiction Cinema is the first substantial study of a genre which, despite a sometimes troubled history, has produced some of the best British films, from the prewar classic Things to Come to Alien made in Britain by a British director. The c...

World Weavers: Globalization, Science Fiction, and The Cybernetic Revolution
World Weavers: Globalization, Science Fiction, and The Cybernetic Revolution free download by Wong Kin Yuen, Gary Westfahl, Amy Kit-sze Chan

World Weavers is the first ever study on the relationship between globalization and science fiction. Scientific innovations provide citizens of different nations with a unique common ground and the means to establish new connections with distant lands. Th...

U.S. and International Perspectives on Global Science Policy and Science Diplomacy: Report of a Workshop
U.S. and International Perspectives on Global Science Policy and Science Diplomacy: Report of a Workshop free epub by Committee on Global Science Policy and Science Diplomacy, National Research Council

The United States and other countries around the world face problems of an increasingly global nature that often require major contributions from science and engineering that one nation alone cannot provide. The advance of science and engineering is an in...

Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality
Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality pdf free by Christine Cornea

From E.T. the Extraterrestrial and Back to the Future to Blade Runner and Alien, science fiction films have been achieving blockbuster status for decades. Moreover, some major studio releases, such as Star Wars, The Matrix, and 2001: A Space Odyssey...

World Building (Science Fiction Writing)
World Building (Science Fiction Writing) free pdf by Stephen Gillett, Ben Bova

This book is designed to give science fiction writers the solid grounding they need in real science to make their fictions read like fact. World Building is a blueprint in words, calculations, tables and diagrams to help writers transport readers from on...

Postmodern science fiction and temporal imagination
Postmodern science fiction and temporal imagination free epub by Gomel, Elana

Are we living in a post-temporal age? Has history come to an end? This book argues against the widespread perception of postmodern narrativity as atemporal and ahistorical, claiming that postmodernity is characterized by an explosion of heterogeneous narr...