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A Dream Unfolds: Before Dune

Christian McCrea

in Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter maps the science fiction milieu, which includes David Lynch's Dune. It explains how science-fiction cinema had been bursting into new life throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. It ... More


Close Encounters: Genre and Context

Jon Towlson

in Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325079
eISBN:
9781800342194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325079.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the genre and context of Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). It begins by tracing the emergence of science fiction in literature and in cinema. The ... More


The Legacy of RoboCop

Omar Ahmed

in RoboCop

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325253
eISBN:
9781800342231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325253.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the legacy of Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop in terms of the original critical reception, the film's relationship with its two sequels, and the marketing of the film. Released in the ... More


Towards Rollerball

Andrew Nette

in Rollerball

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the origins of Rollerball (1975) in the context of science-fiction cinema in the late 1960s and the first half of the 1970s, when the genre began a move to the centre of the ... More


American Jesus

Omar Ahmed

in RoboCop

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325253
eISBN:
9781800342231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325253.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the portrayal of the cyborg in Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop (1987). RoboCop was part of the cycle of 1980 films in which the cyborg was consolidated as a genuinely ambivalent ... More


Rollerball

Andrew Nette

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Rollerball, the Canadian-born director and producer Norman Jewison's 1975 vision of a future dominated by anonymous corporations and their executive elite, in which all individual effort and ... More


The Golden Path

Christian McCrea

in Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the unexpected longevity of David Lynch's Dune, a film that was for many deemed dead on arrival. It assesses Dune's lasting legacy from absurd tie-in merchandise to incredible ... More


Blade Runner

Sean Redmond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325093
eISBN:
9781800342200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325093.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner is now widely recognized as an undisputed masterwork of science-fiction cinema and one of the most influential films released in the last forty years. Yet on its ... More


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