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Dystopia and Class War

Marianne Kac-Vergne

Marianne Kac-Vergne is Associate Professor at the Université de Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, France, where she teaches courses in American cultural history at graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research focuses on gender and genre in American cinema, and she has published and presented on masculinity and femininity in science fiction, romantic comedy and western films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema : Cyborgs, Troopers and other Men of the Future

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...While a strand of 1980s science fiction provided ‘escapism’ and ‘good feelings’,Ronald L. Davis, Celluloid Mirrors, Hollywood and American Society Since 1945 (Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace, 1997), p. 150. including some of the most successful...

Introduction

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term “postmodernism” expresses something quite peculiar about, but also something that is rather particular to the financial stage of capitalism. In a sense, finance helps to obliterate the future. Finance forces us into an experience...

Postmodernism and Blade Runner

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Mapping the historical logic of Blade Runner Blade Runner is a film that, depending upon the manner in which it is addressed, can be claimed by various critical perspectives and theoretical approaches. Perhaps it is this very fact...

Postmodernism and postmodern theory

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Toward a theory of the postmodern My approach to postmodernism involves first providing a historical sketch of its emergence, and especially its relationship to modernism. Since, in my view, postmodernism is on the one hand the product...

Blade Runner

Ernest Mathijs

Ernest Mathijs is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of The Cinema of David Cronenberg (2008), co-author of Cult Cinema (2011) and co-editor of The Cult Film Reader (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Cult Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...© Blade Runner PartnershipDIRECTOR Ridley ScottPRODUCER Michael DeeleyWRITER Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples (book: Philip K. Dick)CINEMATOGRAPHY Jordan CronenwethSPECIAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR Douglas TrumbullEDITING Marsha...

Conclusion: Postmodern theory after the end of history

Matthew Flisfeder

Matthew Flisfeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He is the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Žižek’s Theory of Film (2012) and co-editor of Žižek and Media Studies: A Reader (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Postmodernism is a theory of culture that begins first as a reaction to modern narratives of history, including liberal and Enlightenment narratives of progress, and dialectical models of change and transformation, particularly Marxist...

Blade Runner

Sean Redmond

Sean Redmond is an associate professor in media and communication at Deakin University. He convenes the Melbourne-based Eye Tracking and the Moving Image Research group, and the Science Fiction Research group at Deakin University. He has published ten books, including: A Companion to Celebrity (2015), The AFI Film Reader: Endangering Science Fiction Film (2015), Celebrity and the Media (2014), and The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auteur, 2016

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...Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner is now widely recognised as an undisputed masterwork of science fiction cinema and one of the most influential films released in the last forty years. Yet on its original release it was both a critical...

Batman: The Movie Narrative – The Hyperconscious

Many More Lives of the Batman

British Film Institute, 2015

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...Perhaps the best way to introduce the difficulties involved in trying to specify the distinctive features of the Batman narrative in its various incarnations is to begin by relating what occurred when I began my fieldwork for this article.I...

Blade Runner

Scott Bukatman

SCOTT BUKATMAN is a cultural theorist and Professor of Film and Media Studies at Stanford University, USA. His books include Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction, ‘Blade Runner’ in the BFI Film Classics series, and a collection of essays, Matters of Gravity: Special Effects and Supermen in the 20th Century. Bukatman has been published in abundant journals and anthologies, including October, Critical Inquiry, Camera Obscura, and Science Fiction Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2012

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...Ridley Scott’s dystopian classic Blade Runner, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, combines noir with science fiction to create a groundbreaking cyberpunk vision of urban life in the twenty-first...

Everybody Runs

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In this chapter we will analyse in detail two texts, Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler's Wife (2005) and Steven Spielberg's film Minority Report (2002), itself freely adapted from a short story by Philip K. Dick called ‘The Minority...