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The Geek's Guide to SF Cinema

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472139856

Price: £12.99

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Genre: The Arts / Film, Tv & Radio / Films, Cinema

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‘Awesome. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about big-screen sci-fi’ – James King, film critic

‘Don’t leave Planet Earth without it’ – Dan Jolin, film critic

‘A wonderfully accessible, fascinating, flat-out treasure che
st of science fiction cinema, from an author whose love of the subject leaps off the page’ – Simon Brew, Editor, Den of Geek

Why do SF movies matter? What do they tell us about the interests of storytellers and the changing tastes of cinema-goers? How have SF movies evolved with filmmaking technology over the past 110 years?

The Geek’s Guide To SF Cinema provides an entertaining and in-depth history of the science fiction genre’s pivotal and most influential movies. From the pioneering films of Georges Méliès to such blockbusters as Avatar and Inception in the 21st century, the book will explore how these key movies were made, how they reflected the mood of the time in which they were released and how they have influenced other filmmakers in the years since.

Historians and experts contribute to answer questions such as: ‘How important was Fritz Lang’s contribution to cinema?’ and ‘What did Alien say about the cynical climate of the 1970s?’. Providing nostalgia for long-time SF addicts and context for those whose knowledge and love of the genre is still growing, this is a pop-culture book with depth.

Reviews

A wonderfully accessible, fascinating, flat-out treasure chest of science fiction cinema, from an author whose love of the subject leaps off the page.
Simon Brew, Editor, Den of Geek
An accessible and insightful journey through the sci-fi-cinema galaxy, as navigated by a true fan. Ryan Lambie's knowledge is only matched by his enthusiasm as he efficiently joins the dots between George Méliès and Christopher Nolan. Don't leave Planet Earth without it
Dan Jolin, film critic
Awesome. Everything you've ever wanted to know about big-screen sci-fi
James King, film critic
A terrific tour of the history of sci-fi cinema, focusing on a whole bunch of movies you'll want to add to your viewing watchlist
Den of Geek
A terrific tour of the history of sci-fi cinema, focusing on a whole bunch of movies you'll want to add to your viewing watchlist
Den of Geek
Whether you dive in and devour the whole thing in one sitting, or nibble at it chapter by chapter, this book will absorb and intrigue you . . . it's impossible to be indifferent to so much carefully researched geekery
Helen McCarthy, co-author of <i>The Anime Encyclopaedia</i> and author of <i>Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga</i>