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Science Fiction, Audiences and the Internet

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... with individual fans debating and discussing the content of such official trailers with the larger fan community (Johnston 2008a, 148). This work has direct links to earlier discussions of genre marketing, focusing attention on to established...

1970–90: Science Fiction and the Blockbuster

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... an interest in more intellectual narratives, space fantasy hybrids and the birth of cyberpunk from established writers Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert and Larry Niven, and new talents such as Iain M. Banks and William Gibson. Televised science...

Genre and Spectacle in Science Fiction Trailers

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... it from other advertising materials and which make it a potent source of information on the historical development of stars, technology and genre (Haralovich and Klaprat 1982; Klinger 1994; Kernan 2004; Johnston 2009).Further work...

‘Adventure Dramas of the Future’: Creating Genre

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... in Johnston 2009, 171) it demonstrates that star- and film-specific advertising was moving from individual theatre owners to studio control. NSS set up regional distribution centres that stored copies of all the posters, lobby cards, stills,...

Science Fiction and Technology

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... of It Came from Outer Space stressing the size of the interior of the alien spacecraft, and presenting alien and human characters on individual layers of the image (Johnston 2008b). The recent return of 3-D production and exhibition, first...

1950–70: Defining a Genre

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... is in regular usage in 1950s reviews, from Variety’s comment that Rocketship X-M is a ‘piece of science fiction that can be ballyhooed to the hilt’ (Variety 1950) to the New York Times’ dismissal of The Day the Earth Stood Still as ‘a tepid...

Genre, Theory and Science Fiction

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... to challenge: the story of S1m0ne (2000) was built around advanced technology creating a virtual actress, but the film is more concerned with romance and Hollywood satire; Short Circuit (1987) features a central robotic character but shares...

Conclusion

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...The introduction to this book noted that it was not concerned with a concrete, unyielding definition of the science fiction film genre because the best way to approach this (and arguably other) genres was to appreciate its flexibility...

Introduction

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...H. G. Wells preferred the term ‘fantasias of possibility’, which would ‘take some developing possibility in human affairs and work it out for as to develop the broad consequences of that possibility’ (Wells 1967, 7). John Wyndham felt...

1990–2010: Science Fiction and the Mainstream

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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... or ‘ferocious’ realism (M.S. 2004), could be seen in high budget blockbusters adapted from comic books (The Incredible Hulk, 2008; Spiderman, 2002) as well as lower budget genre films. Cloverfield, for example, combined mock-video camera...