ERIC Number: ED101344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Hal in the Classroom: Science Fiction Films.
Amelio, Ralph J.
The articles in this book provide political, social, sociological, psychological, sexual, mythical, literary, and filmic approaches to the study of science fiction film. "Journey into Science Fiction" by W. Johnson and "The Imagination of Disaster" by S. Sontag treat broadly the essentials of science fiction films. "For the Future: The Science Fiction Film in the Classroom" by W. MacPherson analyzes five representative films from different decades which deal with the dehumanization of man. D. Peary deals with contemporary issues in "Political Attitudes in American Science Fiction Films," while N. Schwartz, in "'THX 1138 vs. Metropolis': The New Politics of Science Fiction Film," discusses new politics and probes two political dsytopias. B. Beck, in "The Overdeveloped Society:'THX 1138,'" discusses "THX 1138" as an example of social science fiction film. "Kaminsky on 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers'" by S. M. Kaminsky, "Song of Innocence: 'The Creature from the Black Lagoon'" by F. D. McConnell, and "Narrative, Fable and Dream in 'King Kong'" by R.C. Dale deal with films that fuse elements of science fiction and horror. A list of short and feature films, a bibliography, and a list of distributors are included. (JM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Communications, Educational Media, English Instruction, Fantasy, Fiction, Films, Futures (of Society), Humanities, Literature, Psychology, Science Fiction, Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Social Studies
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