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British science fiction film and televsion : critical essays / edited by Tobias Hochscherf and James Leggott.

Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2011.
Series:
Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 29.
Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 29
Format/Description:
Book
x, 227 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Science fiction films -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Science fiction television programs -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Summary:
"Written by international experts from a range of disciplines, these essays examine the uniquely British contribution to science fiction film and television. Viewing British SF as a cultural phenomenon that challenges straightforward definitions of genre, nationhood, authorship and media, the editors provide a conceptual introduction placing the essays within their critical context"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: British science fiction beyond the TARDIS / Tobias Hochscherf and James Leggott
H.G. Wells and science fiction cinema / James Chapman
Aftermaths: post-apocalyptic imagery / Christian Hoffstadt and Dominik Schrey
The BBC versus "science fiction": the collision of transnational genre and national identity in television of the early 1950s / Derek Johnston
Hammer horror and science fiction / David Simmons
Robert Fuest and the final programme: science fiction and the question of style / Michael du Plessis
"Anything can happen in the next half-hour": Gerry Anderson's transnational science fiction / Jonathan Bignell
Tracking UFO: format, text and context / Peter Hutchings
A clockwork orange, exploitation and the art film / I.Q. Hunter
Visions of an English dystopia: history, technology and the rural landscape in The tripods / Lincoln Geraghty
The future of history in Dennis Potter's Cold Lazarus / Christine Sprengler
Expatriate! Expatriate! Doctor Who: the movie and commercial negotiation of a multiple text / Peter Wright
Invasion of the Brit-snatchers: national Identity in contemporary science fiction cinema / Aidan Power
A cosy catastrophe: genre, national cinema, and fan responses to 28 days later / Brigid Cherry
Desiring the doctor: identity, gender and genre in online fandom / Rebecca Williams
Invaders from space, time travel and omnisexuality: the multi-layered narrative of Torchwood / Lee Barron.
Notes:
"Written by international experts from a range of disciplines, these essays examine the uniquely British contribution to science fiction film and television. Viewing British SF as a cultural phenomenon that challenges straightforward definitions of genre, nationhood, authorship and media, the editors provide a conceptual introduction placing the essays within their critical context"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Hochscherf, Tobias, 1976-
Leggott, James.
ISBN:
9780786446216 (pbk.: alk. paper)
0786446218 (pbk.: alk. paper)
OCLC:
668182927
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