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Documenting the Future: Visual Design

Dan Dinello

in Constellations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details how Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men eschews the glamorous production values of the standard Hollywood film and moves into the transgressive realm of simulated reportage. It ... More


Introduction: Clash of Civilizations

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men, which was loosely based on the 1992 novel of the same name by P.D. James. It analyses Children of Men's dramatization of a world in violent ... More


Children of Men in an Era of Apocalyptic Anxiety

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men in terms of one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — Pestilence. It explains how Children of Men is described between apocalyptic and ... More


Tyranny in the UK

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Alfonso Cuarón's method of layering richly detailed background information that serves as exposition of the Children of Men's totalitarian and xenophobic social landscape as ... More


Conclusion: State of Emergency

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men as a radical film that centralizes criticism of racism, xenophobia, white nationalism, and corporate technology. It examines how Children of Men ... More


Rise of a New World

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details how Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men fuses its political critique of xenophobia, disaster apartheid, and nationalistic ideologies with transreligious allusions to Christianity, ... More


The Resistance

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about the underground cadre of militant freedom fighters called the Fishes as the mostconspicuous organized resistance group portrayed in Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. It ... More


Uninvited Visitors: Immigration, Detention and Deportation in Science Fiction

Shohini Chaudhuri

in Cinema of the Dark Side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748642632
eISBN:
9781474408554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642632.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Science fiction films that have dramatised issues of immigration detention and deportation form the focus of this chapter, which argues that, far from being about the future, science fiction is a ... More


Are Black Women the Future of Man? The Role of Black Women in Political and Cultural Transformation in Science Fiction from the US, UK, and Cameroon

Robyn Citizen

in The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380383
eISBN:
9781781381557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380383.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Science fiction presents radically other socio-cultural contexts and bodily states of being as part of its generic horizon of expectations, yet visions of the future, and whom we imagine as agents of ... More


Hope in Children of Men and Serenity

Sean Cubitt

in Anecdotal Evidence: Ecocritiqe from Hollywood to the Mass Image

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190065713
eISBN:
9780190065751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065713.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Building on the melancholia of the films analysed thus far, a comparison between Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 Children of Men, based in a world in mourning for its future, and the space opera Serenity (Joss ... More


Spaces

Peter Marks

in Imagining Surveillance: Eutopian and Dystopian Literature and Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400190
eISBN:
9781474412339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400190.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

If surveillance involves the monitoring of people, it necessarily requires monitoring the spaces and places people inhabit. Utopian texts have the root word ‘topos’ (or place) encoded in their ... More


Are Black Women the Future of Man? The Role of Black Women in Political and Cultural Transformation in Science Fiction from the US, UK, and Cameroon

Robyn Citizen

in The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380383
eISBN:
9781781381557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380383.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Science fiction presents radically other socio-cultural contexts and bodily states of being as part of its generic horizon of expectations, yet visions of the future, and whom we imagine as agents of ... More


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