British Science Fiction Film and Television

British Science Fiction Film and Television

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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.Who (first broadcast in 1963) can be as much explained by way ofits sheer longevity as its usefulness, for example, in comparative studies of science fiction fans.11 John R. Cook and Peter Wright have argued that the budgetary constraints ofanbsp;...

Title:British Science Fiction Film and Television
Author:Tobias Hochscherf, James Leggott, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III
Publisher:McFarland - 2011-02-21


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