From Alien to the Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film

From Alien to the Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film

by RozKaveney (Author)


Written by a world expert in Science Fiction, From Alien to The Matrix is a hugely entertaining and enlightening read and a new critical approach to SF films that considers them as autonomous creations and contributions to the genre and to the broader culture. Kaveney looks at the movies of alien invasion and movie franchises, and offers a celebration of Galaxy Quest; deep readings of the Alien quartet, of Dark City, Starship Troopers and Strange Days; extended consideration of the Star Wars series and the Terminator films, and much more.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd
Published: 28 Jan 2005

ISBN 10: 1850438064
ISBN 13: 9781850438069

Media Reviews
'... an incredibly necessary text - arming the geeks with tools to read films for the DVD generation - and possibly regeneration. Clear, simple text, in which an understanding of slash fiction is as important to the text as an encyclopedic knowledge of a hundred years of written SF, and what movies mean.' - Neil Gaiman, novelist and writer of The Sandman; 'Works of serious pop-culch critique too often founder on either the Scylla of critical theory pomposity or the Charybdis of triviality. From Alien to The Matrix triumphantly avoids both. It's an exemplary book of its kind. For any other authors considering tackling this subject, it is the book to beat.' - Charles Shaar Murray, journalist and writer; 'This is a real treat for those who, along with the author, think that science-fiction films can be works of art.' - The Guardian
Author Bio
Roz Kaveney is editor of and chief contributor to 'Reading the Vampire Slayer' (I.B.Tauris) now available in its new, up-dated edition. She is a freelance writer and editor, who also contributed to 'The Encyclopaedia of Fantasy' and 'The Cambridge Guide to Women Writing in English'.