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 Foster on Film - Science Fiction
Fantasy (of which Science Fiction is a sub-genre) is belittled by supporters of "the main stream," both in literature and in film.
Science Fiction is a much larger genre than Film Noir or Swashbucklers, overlapping almost all other genres (there are SF mysteries, SF Swashbucklers, SF Film Noir, SF Westerns, SF war films, SF comedies, and SF romances, to name a few).
Comparing this list with the ones I made for Film Noir and Swashbucklers points an important difference between Science Fiction film and those genres: the golden ages of those two genres are past while SF is still doing fine.
www.fosteronfilm.com /important/sf.htm   (2454 words)

  
 Promise of Science: Space Travel
Leaving the planet Earth is one of the first motifs to appear in science fiction film -- in fact, the first film to be labelled science fiction is about travelling from the Earth to the Moon.
Although many aspects of this film's story are completely fantastic (such as men walking on the moon without space suits), the affair of space travel is serious and attempts to be true to known science.
This film is set far in the future, when men have explored many of the far reaches of the universe.
www.umich.edu /~umfandsf/film/promise/space_travel.html   (999 words)

  
 History of science fiction films - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Since the 1960s, major science fiction films have succeeded in pulling in large audience shares, and films of this genre have become a regular staple of the film industry.
Science fiction films have led the way in special effects technology, and have also been used as a vehicle for social commentary.
The conspiracy thriller film was a popular staple of this period, where the paranoia of plots by the national government or corporate entities had replaced the implied communist enemy of the 1950s.
www.blackvault.com /wiki/index.php/History_of_science_fiction_films   (2995 words)

  
 Top 10 sci-fi films | Science | Guardian Unlimited
Its use of science is sketchy at best - light-speed travel is dealt with by the use of a "hyperspace" where the normal laws of physics don't seem to apply and force-wielding Jedi fight with theoretically impossible lightsabers - but the emphasis here is certainly not on answering the problems of the human condition.
One of a few films to deal with problems of time travel, such as the grandfather paradox: if you travel back in time and kill your grandfather, you wouldn't exist so wouldn't be able to travel back in time to...
The science behind the fiction is conspicuously absent, being replaced with the permanently befuddled Keanu Reeves stumbling around being confused by nonsense about spoons, and jumping off buildings.
www.guardian.co.uk /life/news/page/0,12983,1290764,00.html   (1439 words)

  
 Silman's List of Science Fiction Films
This R-rated punk science fiction oddity is about tiny aliens (in a tiny UFO, of course) that feed on chemicals created in the brain during orgasm.
This film puts recent big budget Mars' flicks to shame, and every sincere science fiction aficionado should have it on their "must own" (or "must see") list.
Filmed in five or six weeks at a cost of only $700,000.00 to $800,000.00, it's almost shocking that it turned out so beautifully.
www.jeremysilman.com /movies_tv_js/overlooked_sci_fi_films.html   (1532 words)

  
 Sci-Fi Lists - Top Science Fiction
The Top 200 Sci-Fi Books list is the flagship of the site, but lists have also been compiled for movies and television with the aim of being the most statistically reliable of their type found anywhere on the net.
To qualify a book has to be generally regarded as science fiction by credible sources and/or recognised as having historical significance to the development of the genre.
The qualification rules are similar to those used for the books list and for statistical purposes films in a series are treated in tallies as stand-alones.
home.austarnet.com.au /petersykes/topscifi   (822 words)

  
 Whatever: The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies -- Officially Out! (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
That's 103 years of science fiction film in 325 pages, including the index (lovingly indexed, I'll note, by the super-competent and generally awesome Susan Marie Groppi).
Both films are pretty canonical in the history of Japanese animation outside of Japan, and I'm glad to see them being appreciated as important science fiction films as well.
Both films are actually reviewed and noted in the Canonical entry -- I originally had both of them sharing their Canonical space, but had to pick one over the other for the sake of the listing.
www.scalzi.com.cob-web.org:8888 /whatever/003785.html   (8869 words)

  
 Open Directory - Arts: Movies: Genres: Science Fiction and Fantasy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Science Fiction Films - Extensive look at the genre from the earliest silents to the present.
Science Fiction in Movies and TV - A bibliography of resources in print, concerning history and criticism of the theme in film and television.
Screen Memories - An exploration of the relationship between science fiction film and the UFO mythology.
dmoz.org /Arts/Movies/Genres/Science_Fiction_and_Fantasy   (703 words)

  
 The Science Fiction Museum
Some of the very first films made were basically science fiction.
Science fiction has maintained its position as an important genre in films to this day.
Contrary to popular believe science fiction has had a profound role in films long before Star Wars and Star Trek.
www.sciencefictionmuseum.com /media   (328 words)

  
 List of science fiction films (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The tone of science fiction films is often a guide to the tone of the times the film was made: other worlds and species are viewed in turn as wonderful, terrifying, threatening, incomprehensible, and childishly benign.
The following List of science fiction films include many that are notable and quite a few that are considered mediocre.
Fantasy films (as distinct from science fiction films)
list-of-science-fiction-films.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (221 words)

  
 Borders - List - Science Fiction and Fantasy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
If you like your science fiction to be a touch bizarre, or if Monty Python and Terry Pratchett are your heroes, this will be a good read for you.
This novel won the triple crown of science fiction by taking home the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Philip K. Dick awards—and launched the genre known as cyberpunk.
This novel launches the first of a six-volume series, and may well be regarded as science fiction's greatest epic.
www.bordersstores.com /features/list.jsp?list=br0304sf   (725 words)

  
 The Science Fiction Group
Pulp Science Fiction is a new Time Travel and Alternate History Science Fiction website dedicated to the movies, books and magazines from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s — what we remember as the “Golden Age of Science Fiction,” and to an imaginative novel that mirrors those philosophies.
This site is dedicated to the various science fiction stars of the century (past, present, and future) - mostly from the Star Trek genre.
The Science Fiction Universe according to Darren (not Garp).
u.webring.com /hub?ring=thescienceficti2   (2574 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Science Fiction Films (Pocket Essentials): Books: John Costello   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Perhaps this is because science fiction's canvas is the infinite universe of ideas and the imagination.
It is entirely appropriate that this popular literary genre should have grown and developed alongside the fledgling medium of film; its unique sense of wonder has been memorably translated to the screen many times down the years.
The fact is, science fiction and cinema were made for each other.
www.amazon.co.uk /Science-Fiction-Films-Pocket-Essentials/dp/1903047447   (484 words)

  
 ScifiSlacker.com - A Universe of Science Fiction
An Academic study of 1950's science fiction, focusing on the rational fears of the period with reference to a bulk of film texts of this era, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Forbidden Planet, Invaders From Mars, Reefer Madness...
Browse an impressive list of science fiction films, each with a short profile, photograph, and cast lists.
We specialize in science fiction and fantasy mini DV movies most of which are available for viewing online.
www.scifislacker.com /html/gp5.shtml   (988 words)

  
 COUNTRIES K-P page of ULTIMATE SCIENCE FICTION WEB GUIDE
I don't know anything about Science Fiction in Lithuania, other than that the great author and editor Algis Budrys was a citizen of Lithuania who became a naturalized American citizen in 1996.
Mexican science fiction seems to me to be schizoid, torn between the very popular comic book tradition and the highly intellectualized criticism of Octavio Paz and his colleagues.
The best survey of Swedish science fiction that I know of is the "Bibliography of Science Fiction and Fantasy" by Sam J. Lundwall, 1964, which I believe has been updated in at least three editions.
www.magicdragon.com /UltimateSF/countriesKP.html   (4436 words)

  
 Foster on Film - Aliens: Forbidden Planet
As the new arrivals vie for Altaira's affections, a crewman is killed, indicating that the force that wiped out most of the Bellerophon's crew may be active again.
While Forbidden Planet didn't make my Top 10 Important Science Fiction Films list, it was a near miss, coming in somewhere around twelfth or thirteenth.
What really pulls the film down is the embarrassing '50s attitudes that are plopped on the screen without comment.
www.fosteronfilm.com /sf/aliens/forbidden.htm   (905 words)

  
 Review: The Matrix
For months before this film was released, movie mavens great and small snickered about the unlikelihood of a movie starring Keanu Reeves being worth watching.
Visually, emotionally, and philosophically, The Matrix deserves a place on the list of science fiction films destined to become the next century's classics.
They use light with the virtuosity of the old masters of fl-and-white films until it becomes a kind of silent, uncredited actor.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/sf_and_fantasy_on_film/18909   (402 words)

  
 Learning Science With Science Fiction Films
Science fiction has always been a staple of motion pictures.
The science educator can use the excitement and fun atmosphere of the science fiction movie to his or her advantage.
Students are instructed to use science as a vehicle for comprehension of humankind and the world in general.
www.unf.edu /~tcavanau/scifi/si_fi.htm   (211 words)

  
 Out Of This World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Below is a listing of all sorts of various information about science fiction movies.
Science fiction is a genre of fiction in which advances in science, or contact with more scientifically advanced civilizations, create situations different from those of both the present day and the known past.
It was only in the 1950s that the genre came into its own, reflecting the growing output of science fiction pulp magazines and books.
fan.geekish.net /scifi/?about   (275 words)

  
 List of fantasy films - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
List of fantasy films is a chronological listing of films in the fantasy genre.
The genre is considered to be distinct from science fiction film and horror film, although the genres do overlap.
Films in other languages should be listed under their English titles exclusively.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/List_of_fantasy_films   (254 words)

  
 List of science fiction films - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of science fiction films organised chronologically.
The following list of science fiction films include a number that are notable and a large number that are considered mediocre, including quite a few that have been listed among the worst movies ever made, or have won one or more Golden Raspberry Awards.
The content may change as the film's release approaches and more information becomes available.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_science_fiction_films   (311 words)

  
 Locus Online: Science Fiction News, Reviews, Resources, Perspectives (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SF and fantasy are inheritors of visionary literature, and science fiction is simply one fuzzy set of that modern pulp wing of visionary literature which describes its vision through a sometimes spurious, sometimes accurate vocabulary of scientific rationality.
On the other hand, it is a film designed to make you feel good (the usual goal of popular fiction), not to make you think (the usual goal of great works of literature, and of science fiction).
The Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library was established in 1982 at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU), which for 30 years has hosted an annual Lectureship in honor of the writer.
www.locusmag.com.cob-web.org:8888   (1964 words)

  
 EdGate.com - Research Center - Science
The broad range of exercises presented here offers a wealth of information to the biology or general science teacher, but the primary feature of this site is its wide array of bulletin boards and other forums.
This site has a comprehensive compilation of links to math and science sites, including astronomy, biology, computers, engineering, physics, agriculture, chemistry, earth and the environment, health and medicine, and meteorology.
The ASPIRE Lab is now one of the most innovative and interactive science education websites available on the Internet.
www.edgate.com /copernedit/html/facts_science.html   (1492 words)

  
 Commentaries: Moving Pictures - Christianity Today Movies
Other films that were among the AandF favorites included P.T. Anderson's multi-character masterpiece Magnolia and Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Gospel According to St. Matthew, a sparse and poverty-stricken account of Christ's life considered by most Jesus movie aficionados to be the greatest of its kind.
Another relative no-brainer for the AandF list was the exquisite Babette's Feast, the story of a cook who spends all she has to bless her employers—and their entire village—with a remarkable feast that reawakens their spirits like the sacrificial fragrance of the jar of perfume poured out over Christ's feet.
The director with the most films on the list is Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia's great Cold War director whose Christian faith not only found subtextual expression in his movies but also placed him in constant struggle with Soviet authorities.
www.christianitytoday.com /movies/commentaries/top100films.html   (1424 words)

  
 The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films has announced the nominations for the 32nd Annual Saturn Awards.
This year The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has established categories to honor and recognize video game releases.
The genre film continues to dominate and control the box office with its’ imaginative and creative stories.
www.saturnawards.org   (536 words)

  
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The Cognitive Science Movie Index is a broad list of movies that showcase various themes in the Cognitive Sciences.
In the films listed, the role of Cognitive Science varies to some degree.
Simply put, for a film to be included on CSMI, its Cognitive Science theme had to be central to the plot.
cogsci-online.ucsd.edu /csmi.htm   (312 words)

  
 Borders - List - Mystery & Science Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
An out-of-work cameraman films the confession of the purported second gunman of the Kennedy assassination in this taut pseudo-documentary.
The nine animated short films are stunning in both graphics and audio, and the featurettes provide insight into each film.
This Russian film of Tolstoy's novel took five years to complete, at a cost of $100 million dollars.
www.bordersstores.com /features/list.jsp?list=br0903mystery   (551 words)

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