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 List of science fiction films - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 a number that are notable and all too many that are considered mediocre, including quite a few that have been listed among the worst movies ever made.
Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film (tie)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_science_fiction_films   (701 words)

 The SF Site: Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards
The Arthur C. Clarke Award is awarded every year to the best science fiction novel which received its first British publication during the previous calendar year.
The Award was established with a generous grant from Arthur C. Clarke with the intention of encouraging science fiction in Britain.
The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the award ceremony is sponsored by the NorthWest Science Fiction Society.
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 Dark City -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Film critic Roger Ebert is a well-known fan of the movie, having rated it with four stars out of fourEbert, Roger.
The film is dedicated to the memory of Dennis Potter, which may be considered a useful indicator of the style of the story.
The soundtrack for the film was released on February 24, 1998 on the TVT label.Fawthrop, Peter.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Dark_City   (1995 words)

 Sci Fi Wire -- The News Service of the Sci Fi Channel
Minority Report won the Saturn Award for best science-fiction film at the 29th awards ceremony of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and Cinescape Magazine on May 18 in Hollywood.
Minority Report director Steven Spielberg took home the award for best director and was on hand to accept the award personally at the gala ceremony at the Hollywood Renaissance hotel.
Tyler Hoechlin accepted the award for best younger actor for his role in Road to Perdition, which was also named best action-adventure thriller film.
www.scifi.com /scifiwire/art-main.html?2003-05/19/11.00.film   (429 words)

 Stargate (movie) - SGCommand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Though it's stated in the film that Abydos is "on the other side of the known universe" and that it is located in the Kaliem Galaxy, in Stargate SG-1, Abdyos is located in the Milky Way and is one of the closest planets in the gate network to Earth.
For example, in the film the blast doors that obscure the gate are in front of the window in the briefing room, rather than on the outside.
Though it is heavily implied, the film, contrary to popular belief, never actually states that Ra was the last of his race or that he built the Stargates.
stargate.wikia.com /wiki/Stargate_(movie)   (1981 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.
The Saturn Awards honor the most popular and successful film releases of the year.
The genre film continues to dominate and control the box office with its’ imaginative and creative stories.
www.saturnawards.org   (536 words)

 Recognition and Awards
The Saturn Awards are presented by The Academy Of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films in recognition of excellence in films and television in the science fiction genre.
The Leo Awards are given in recognition of excellence in films and television in British Columbia.
The Saturn Awards were presented on June 12, 2001, in a ceremony in Century City in Los Angeles.
rdanderson.com /updates/awards.htm   (1433 words)

 Fox Searchlight Pictures : Filmmakers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The film, starring Julianne Moore, Roy Scheider, Blythe Danner and Noah Wyle, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on play at several festivals throughout the world, winning the Audience Award at Deauville in 1997 before it's worldwide release later that year.
The film earned Boyle a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and was nominated for three British Independent Film Awards including Best Director, Best Film and Best Achievement in Production.
Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and received the PEN West Screenplay Award and the Golden Globe Award, for her screenplay RUNNING ON EMPTY.
www.foxsearchlight.com /filmmakers   (731 words)

 Science Fiction News of the Week
The BSFA awards are the main popular-vote science fiction awards in the United Kingdom.
The nominees for the awards are compiled from nominations submitted by members of the BSFA and will be voted on by BSFA members and by attending members of the convention.
The award is named for the prolific SF writer and recognizes distinguished science fiction published originally in paperback form in the United States.
www.scifi.com /sfw/current/news.html   (12942 words)

 Results in
The members of the upper echelon, represented by the science officer Ash, are cold and literally not-human (he is an artificial life form).
One of the most discussed aspects of the film was the prominence of the female characters, notably that of Ripley, played by Weaver.
The film reflects changing gender roles in the culture for it posits Ripley as the hero of the film.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100021   (425 words)

 The SF Site: The Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Any 'best of' title is, by its nature, prone to individual interpretation, and putting together a cross section of work by an author as prolific as Philip José Farmer was never going to be easy.
This is a 'zine with a quiet reputation for printing some of the best short fiction from the odder corners of SF and fantasy, and this issue continues to uphold that reputation.
This is an anthology of six original novellas of the very far future, commissioned by the Science Fiction Book Club, in a departure from their usual reprints-only policy.
www.sfsite.com /home.htm   (1028 words)

 Star Wars: Episode III | Ten Saturn Nominations for Sith
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror films has announced the nominations for the 32nd Annual Saturn Awards.
In a new category established this year, LucasArts was nominated for both Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II for Best Science Fiction Video Game.
Industrial Light & Magic was also honored in the Best Special Effects category for their work in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe and War of the Worlds.
www.starwars.com /episode-iii/release/publicity/news20060217.html   (223 words)

 SpielbergFilms.com - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Audiences were entranced and moved by the story of the little lost alien, so much so that filmgoers of all ages around the world drove the box-office to a then record-shattering $729.9 million dollars.
Besides praise from enchanted audiences and box-office spoils, "E.T." was also honored by the film industry.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated the film for nine Oscars, of which "E.T." earned four.
www.spielbergfilms.com /ethome.html   (480 words)

 Anime News Network - Howl Nominated for Saturn Award
The awards, in their 32nd year, honor the best in Science Fiction, Horror and other genre cinema.
Spirited Away won the award for Best Animated Film at the 29th annual Saturn Awards, in 2003.
The other nominations for this year's Best Animated Film award are: Chicken Little, Corpse Bride, Hoodwinked, Madagascar, and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
www.animenewsnetwork.com /article.php?id=8427   (159 words)

 And the winners are…
The 32nd Annual Saturn Awards were presented at a gala affair in Universal City, California on May 2.
The awards were spread out over several films showcasing the amazing success of genre films as a whole.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the George Pal Memorial Award to legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen.
www.saturnawards.org /winners.html   (248 words)

 Battlestar Galactica Wins Three Saturn Awards - Hollywood North Report
Awards for the Best Actor and Best Actress on Television were given to Matthew Fox (for Lost) and Kristen Bell (for Veronica Mars)
In the film categories the award for Best Science Fiction Film went to Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith.
Best Make-Up: Howard Berger, Greg Nicotero, Nikki Gooley (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe)
www.hollywoodnorthreport.com /article.php?Article=2931   (551 words)

 SFWA Nebula Awards
SFWA and Nebula Awards are registered trademarks of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
The Nebula Awards are administered, voted and presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) to acknowledge excellence in science fiction writing.
The 2001 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, April 27, 2002 in Kansas City, MO. Keith Stokes Photos from the 2001 Nebulas.
dpsinfo.com /awardweb/nebulas   (1286 words)

 Hopelessly Devoted To... Bill Paxton: Aliens
When Bishop is performing his hand knife trick on Hudson during the breakfast scene, look closely at the left side of the screen, where the other soldiers are looking on.
You will notice that their movement appears sped up, giving away that the film speed was increased.
The mechanism used to make the face-huggers thrash about in the stasis tubes in the science lab came from one of the "flying piranhas" in one of Cameron's earlier movies Piranha II: The Spawning (1981).
www.geocities.com /hdtbp/Aliens/AliensMovie.html   (3534 words)

 Lost In Space
The intrepid Robinson clan's journey through space didn't garner quite as many popular awards as New Line Cinema might have hoped, but it was met with a few notable kudos from the movie industry and from science fiction circles.
The ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards® awarded Lost in Space the 1999 ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films, while the Motion Picture Sound Editors nominated the film's cutting with a Golden Reel Award® for Best Sound Editing.
Science fiction circles thought highly of the film, as evidenced by the Academy of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Films nominating Lost in Space for several Saturn Awards® in Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up, Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress (Jack Johnson), Best Science Fiction Film, Best Special Effects and Best Supporting Actor (Gary Oldman).
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The film relates haunted and lonely last years of James Whale, the director of Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), and, perhaps his greatest, The Bride of Frankenstein (1935).
The film is a psychological portrait of a unique human being at a crossroads in his life.
The Manchurian Candidate is one of the first conspiracy films that use political and social science to explore the dark and sinister secrets that might be withheld by the Government and the Army regarding "brainwashing." The film precedes Oliver Stone’s JFK and Chris Carter’s The X-Files by three decades.
comm2.fsu.edu /programs/comm/film/sffilms.htm   (5639 words)

 Walter Hill @ Filmbug
Walter Hill has directed, written and produced some of the biggest film successes in the action/adventure, science fiction and Western genres.
A native of Long Beach, California, Hill came to directing through screenwriting, quickly making his mark in the action field with solo credits on films such as Hickey and Boggs and the original of The Getaway, which was directed by Sam Peckinpah and starred Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw.
As a producer, Hill's credits include (with Gordon Carroll and David Giler) the science fiction phenomenon Alien and its sequels.
www.filmbug.com /db/34891   (213 words)

 Asimov's Science Fiction - Links
Analog Science Fiction and Fact is the longest-running (almost)-continuously published science fiction magazine in the world.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. offers writers many valuable services.
If you plan to write science fiction and fantasy and can meet their membership requirements, this is for you.
www.asimovs.com /info/links.shtml   (215 words)

 b985.com: Event Guide Movie reviews, production notes, and more! - "Undisputed"
For the final fight in the film between Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames, we employ the London Prize Rules (as revised by the Pugilistic Association in 1853), which simply means a fight to the finish".
The film won critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in 1987, and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York.
The film was in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and was produced by John Penotti.
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 The Safe House - Expositions
Minority Report won the Saturn Award for best science fiction film at the 29th awards ceremony of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and Cinescape Magazine on May 18 in Hollywood.
In the weird climax, after a bruising battle with the genetically altered "double" of her best friend, Francie, Sydney (Jennifer Garner) awoke in Hong Kong, dazed and confused.
I don't have a copy of it, as it it stands, I was waiting in the checkout when I saw JG pic on the cover and made a mad dash to read the article before I had to pay and leave the store.
www.vartanhopics.com /articles/miscnews2003c.html   (1641 words)

 Dragon*Con Biography: [Gary Goldman]
Completed in 1979, it won the National Film Advisory Board Award for excellence and the Golden Scroll Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
Since leaving Disney, the team produced several feature films, starting with The Secret of NIMH (1982), which won the Saturn Award for Best Animated Feature from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film.
The film's theme song "Somewhere Out There," also received two Grammy Awards and an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.
www.dragoncon.org /people/goldmag.html   (711 words)

 GateWorld - Stargate News: 'SG-1 snubbed at 2001 Saturn Awards'
The ceremony, sponsored by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, was held June 12 in Los Angeles.
Richard Dean Anderson ("Colonel Jack O'Neill") lost the award for Best Actor on Television to "The X-Files'" Robert Patrick ("Agent John Doggett"), while Amanda Tapping ("Major Samantha Carter") lost the award for Best Supporting Actress on Television to Jeri Ryan, "Star Trek: Voyager's" Seven of Nine.
Michael Shanks ("Dr. Daniel Jackson"), nominated for Best Supporting Actor on Television, lost the award to James Marsters of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" ("Spike").
www.gateworld.net /news/archive/010614_1.shtml   (296 words)

 SpielbergFilms.com - Jurassic Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Internet movie fansites were sent buzzing last year over a supposed script review by of an earlier draft by screenwriter John Sayles.
The review, first published at Ain’t It Cool News, definitely set the online film fan community into an uproar (of both the positive and negative variety).
There is still no confirmation on whether or not the reviewed script was legitimate in any form.
www.spielbergfilms.com /jurassicnews022006.html   (135 words)

 AMBUSH ENTERTAINMENT | 323.951.9197   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Academy Of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Films has nominated Dead and Breakfast for a Saturn Award for Best Film (DTV or Limited Theatrical)
The Squid And The Whale nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Arclight Films announces they will be selling The Oh in Ohio at the Toronto Film Festival.
www.ambushentertainment.com   (110 words)

 Return Of Saturn
The unfair shunning of George Lucas is inevitable at the Oscars this year (Episode III should be SWEEPING most of the technical awards, but instead in most cases it hasn’t even been nominated), but the Saturn Awards are getting it right.
The Saturns award the best in genre entertainment every year.
Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, and all the other things except comedy that the Academy Awards and their ilk tend to ignore.
www.cinemablend.com /new.php?id=2216   (377 words)

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