Heroes, Monsters and Values

Heroes, Monsters and Values

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This exciting new anthology brings together many diverse views on blockbuster and cult science fiction films of the 1970s. These essays, which range in focus from Alien to Zardoz, explore some of the most fundamental questions about the meaning of being human. The chapters of the first section challenge our notions of heroism, confronting our ideas with issues of history, gender and embodiment. The second sectiona€™s contributions delve into the human caused monstrosities of our own ingenuity and curiosity whereby our technology transforms the human into a source of horror. The anthologya€™s final section is a chorus that speaks to the cinematic depictions that disrupt our religious and moral assumptions. The international group of contributors have produced a surprising, entertaining and enlightening work that will appeal to both science fiction and film enthusiasts the world over.There are internet sites devoted to the film, as well as various early video games inspired by the violent sport. ... Marmysza#39;s is too busy ascribing his own interpretive understandings of nihilism to the main characters of both movies; he quite simply gives the heroes ... Hulla#39;s essay, while well grounded in Harrisona#39;s short story, drapes her analysis of the movie on the semiotic word play she inscribes into theanbsp;...

Title:Heroes, Monsters and Values
Author:Michael Berman, Rohit Dalvi
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2011-01-18


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