“A movie about a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” (Lussier, 2013) However my interest did not start up until I watched the 45 min. documentary of the movie on You-tube, which was directed by the same man who made the movie, Christopher Nolan. When I watched it, I was left confused, yet fascinated by the idea of discovering other planets out in the universe and being able to visit them. I was also mesmerized from the scene where the human hibernation process took place. Despite the fact that the director and his team managed to make the science fiction movie as realistic as possible, using computer technology and graphic designs, the confusion mostly hit me at the end of the movie, with the sort of time travel scenes.
THE SENTINEL AND 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY Have you ever wondered the existence of qualified creatures from outer space? If your answer is “Exactly!”, here are the masterpieces of the science fiction stories referring to genius aliens: “The Sentinel” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”. “The Sentinel” is a story written by British writer Arthur C. Clarke in 1948. The story is about an astrogeologist’ s discovery of a construction beyond mankind on the surface of the moon. The other piece of art, “2001: A Space Odyssey” is the science fiction movie by Stanley Kubrick.
Some people believe that aliens really exist. I someone criticize that how can I say that aliens do really exist and if I already saw an alien, well some aspects in Earth are not true but some believes in those. I choose ancient aliens because it’s interesting. Maybe the idea of the existence of aliens makes sense because how the people before could do such things that only advanced technology can do? I found the ancient aliens because it’s a tv series, I watched it at late nights though I have classes in the next morning because it’s interesting, it’s not boring to watch it, actually for me, it’s entertaining.
Moon prosecutes its war against earth, and rock-missiles hurtle down upon American targets with enormous destructive force. This fiction is written in a very interesting futuristic style. Lunar colony’s racial background is diverse and multi-ethnic. Women are “precious” on the Moon and rape is an unthinkable crime even hitting a woman is a punishable crime.
If the astronaut Bowman is a latter-day Odysseus and outer space the tempest-tossed Mediterranean, the classical references nevertheless remain intentionally incomplete and undeveloped. The astronauts do not undergo the variety of adventures that kept the Greek hero and his crew from returning home. So too with other stories that are invoked, such as Nietzsche’s Superman, called forth by the leaping chords of Richard Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra, which is played at the beginning; when ape-men first use the tool/weapon they have been inspired to discover during the first section of the film; and in the birth of the star child at the end. As Alexander Walker paraphrases this theme, the film is Kubrick’s story of the nature of intelligence: “He roots intelligence in the mythological past, before man has begun to use it, then ends intelligence in the metaphysical future, where man cannot yet grasp its latest
The space race was heating up when 2001 was released, and enthusiasm for space exploration was greater than ever. The film’s realistic portrayal of space travel as a mundane activity was a subversion of expectations—the belief that space exploration would be exciting. Clarke (1968), as a veteran science fiction writer, resorted to more clichéd depictions of space travel, using phrases like “a feeling of wonder and awe” rather than those of fatigue and boredom. In addition, the melodramatic prose throughout the book makes it unpleasant to read, particularly in the absurdly long and vapid “Dawn of Man” section. Here, Clarke makes no attempt to hide his reverence for technology, and ham-fistedly attempts to impose the sentiment on his audience.
This paper is a brief critical analysis of James Cameron’s Avatar, a very successful 2009 science fiction film. The film Avatar takes place in the virtual world or moon of Pandora, created by James Cameron with digital technology and colonized with fantastic creatures and an indigenous race of 10 feet tall, yellow eyed, blue striped aliens called the “Na’vi”. With Avatar, Cameron has delivered a fast paced fantasy adventure that weaves together streams of powerful themes that are very important to our modern world that they even extend far beyond the world of fictional film. The film itself, can be seen as a variety of things such as, a political film about war, the effects of violence, a social commentary about environmentalism, even speciesism. This could also be seen as simply a film about what it truly means to be human, which should be
Both movies are Science Fiction. In the essay I will be looking at the characteristics as well as the film techniques employed in each movie that makes it a Sci-fi and how District 9 is more evolved in the genre. I will also compare Star Trek: Insurrection which was made in 1998 to the argument. District 9 deals with aliens (the Prawns) coming down to Earth. These aliens that came down are pleasant and mean no harm to humans.
Kishan Patel Art 2901 Exam 1 Essay 1 (100 points) Early films by Edison and Lumiere involved very simple cinematography, little to no editing and simple realist mise en scene. However, Georges Melies, a theater proprietor and an amateur magician, laid foundation for the new generation films. In A Voyage to the Moon, he becomes first person to introduce a sci-fi film. In this paper I hypothesize that A Voyage to the Moon was most innovative in cinematography and editing. Although mise en-scene was the main focus of the film, I hypothesize that mise en scene wasn’t as innovative as the other two.
Also, Yancey does a good enough job messing with readers’ heads in the Ben storyline, especially, that there are a few places where I wondered if I might have misjudged the whole thing—if the military men, who seemed to have a solid enough explanation for their odd behavior, really were using scavenged alien technology to root out traitors who only looked like humans. There’s less ambiguity in the Evan storyline, but it also seems possible that Yancey intends a lot of this, as when Evan cries out, “You saved me!” after having maybe-sex with Cassie—it sure seems like sex, but later Cassie says no boy has ever seen her naked, and, well—and Cassie just doesn’t get what he’s talking about. Yet it’s possible that if Yancey wanted readers to know what was up from page one, that would just make the reveals even more irritating when they came. And the longer he delays them—again, roughly two-thirds of the book—the more tempting it is to just give