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British Science Fiction Film and Television [electronic resource] : Critical Essays

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780786446216Series: Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy 29Publication details: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2011.ISBN:
  • 9780786484836
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: No title; Print version:: British Science Fiction Film and Television : Critical EssaysDDC classification:
  • 791.436150941
LOC classification:
  • PN1995.9.S26 B655 2011
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Contents:
Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. H.G. Wells and Science Fiction Cinema; 2. Aftermaths; 3. The BBC Versus "Science Fiction"; 4. Hammer Horror and Science Fiction; 5. Robert Fuest and The Final Programme; 6. "Anything Can Happen in the Next Half-Hour"; 7. Tracking UFO Format, Text and Context; 8. A Clockwork Orange, Exploitation and the Art Film; 9. Visions of an English Dystopia; 10. The Future of History in Dennis Potter's Cold Lazarus; 11. Expatriate! Expatriate! Doctor Who; 12. Invasion of the Brit-Snatchers; 13. A Cosy Catastrophe; 14. Desiring the Doctor
15. Invaders from Space, Time Travel and OmnisexualityChapter Notes; Select Bibliography; About the Contributors; Index
Summary: Written by international experts from a range of disciplines, these essays examine the uniquely British contribution to science fiction film and television. Viewing British SF as a cultural phenomenon that challenges straightforward definitions of genre, nationhood, authorship and media, the editors provide a conceptual introduction placing the essays within their critical context. Essay topics include Hammer science fiction films, the various incarnations of Doctor Who, Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, and such 21st-century productions as 28 Days Later and Torchwood.
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Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. H.G. Wells and Science Fiction Cinema; 2. Aftermaths; 3. The BBC Versus "Science Fiction"; 4. Hammer Horror and Science Fiction; 5. Robert Fuest and The Final Programme; 6. "Anything Can Happen in the Next Half-Hour"; 7. Tracking UFO Format, Text and Context; 8. A Clockwork Orange, Exploitation and the Art Film; 9. Visions of an English Dystopia; 10. The Future of History in Dennis Potter's Cold Lazarus; 11. Expatriate! Expatriate! Doctor Who; 12. Invasion of the Brit-Snatchers; 13. A Cosy Catastrophe; 14. Desiring the Doctor

15. Invaders from Space, Time Travel and OmnisexualityChapter Notes; Select Bibliography; About the Contributors; Index

Written by international experts from a range of disciplines, these essays examine the uniquely British contribution to science fiction film and television. Viewing British SF as a cultural phenomenon that challenges straightforward definitions of genre, nationhood, authorship and media, the editors provide a conceptual introduction placing the essays within their critical context. Essay topics include Hammer science fiction films, the various incarnations of Doctor Who, Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, and such 21st-century productions as 28 Days Later and Torchwood.