101 Sci-fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Sci-fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

Book - 2009
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From the classic, low-budget Flash Gordon Saturday matinee serials of the 1930s and '40s to mammoth blockbusters like Star Trek and 2001: A Space Odyssey, filmdom's most imaginative contributions to science fiction are vividly recaptured in this compelling book. With intriguing insights from film critics and a wealth of factual details from historians and academics, general editor Stephen Jay Schneider has brought together the data, the drama, and the passions that have inspired movies about time travel, close encounters, distant planets, extraterrestrial monsters, alien invasions, and the many other story ingredients that enliven science fiction films. Plot summaries, cast and credit listings, and 200 dramatic illustrations recapture unforgettable moments from sci-fi hits that include Alien, The Andromeda Strain, The Empire Strikes Back, The Fly, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Planet of the Apes, Silent Running, The Thing, and many, many others. Illustrations include dramatic still shots from the films and memorable movie posters. Here is a reference volume that belongs on the bookshelf of every film buff and science fiction fan.
Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, c2009
ISBN: 9780764141256
Branch Call Number: 791.436 O58s
Characteristics: 416 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 16 cm
Additional Contributors: Schneider, Steven Jay 1974-


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(*Quote by the host of TV's "The Twilight Zone", Rod Serling*) - "Science fiction is the improbable made possible."

Impressively compiled (with descriptive text) by Steven Schneider - "101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die" is a compact, little volume that meticulously covers the first 100 years (1902-2006) of a genre in world cinema that has never ceased to fascinate its audience.

SyFy is, indeed, a unique genre of film where the paths of fantasy and reality somehow verge together, even though they are often on a direct collision-course with each other.

From "Metropolis", to "The Incredible Shrinking Man", to "Alien", to "The Matrix", and beyond - This pictorial history of SyFy in cinema is sure to be of some significant interest to those of you who are, indeed, awestruck by films that are really "out there".

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