Science fiction film Essays

  • Evolution In Science Fiction Film Analysis

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    Evolution in Science Fiction, Mimic (1997) In order to relate the movie, science fiction horror film, Mimic (1997) with evolution. We have to understand what actually evolution is. So, what is evolution? Evolution refers to change through time as species become modified and diverge to produce multiple descendant species. Evolution as a biological mechanism is driven by natural selection. This theory is favored by many scientists to explain phenomena in nature, so much so that it is generally

  • Blade Runner: A Literary Analysis

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    In a society where controversy is prevalent and the future unknown, the genre of science fiction (SF) offers audiences an incredible chance to explore boundaries and ideas beyond this world. Science Fiction is, as author Christopher McKitterick stated, a magnificent genre of the human species encountering change. Regardless of whether that change encompasses scientific discoveries, technological innovations, natural events or societal shifts, SF greatly concerns itself with ideas and philosophy (McKitterick

  • Values In Joss Whedon's Film Serenity

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    in which Joss Whedon’s film Serenity is set. It is a science fiction movie with spaceships and space travel, although conversely half of it seems as if it takes place in the time of the Wild West. Having such an exaggerated contrast in the two time periods in which Whedon decided to pull inspiration from, makes it hard to be confident that such a movie would work. However, although they represent time periods on opposite ends of the spectrum, the western and science fiction genres blend seamlessly

  • Music Analysis: The Matrix

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    The Matrix is a sci-fi action film, it reflected the world in a bad relation between human and robotic. The main character Neo save the world, and fight with robot. The Matrix is a personal heroism Hollywood movie, it showed the unique characteristics of the music and a good interpretation of the film. The film soundtrack penetrated the suspense style incisively and vividly, especially network technology, the variety of electronic music, advanced film characters’ style which all are quite fit, sometimes

  • Persuasive Essay On Blade Runner

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    The 1982 movie Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, blends science fiction and film noir into a masterfully crafted thriller that delves into the subjective realm of being “alive” and “human.” Set in the post-apocalyptic world of Los Angeles, the story reveals that humans have taken artificial intelligence and genetic engineering into a whole new level of realism. Artificially grown beings, known as Replicants, rebel against slavery and flee to Earth. This action results in the formation of an

  • Blade Runner: The Cyberpunk Movement

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    works of William Gibson’s ‘Neuromancer’ [1984] [fig.1]. Science fiction it self has a huge history that resulted in the birth of the style of narrative and aesthetic all starting with Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ in 1818 all the way to the big space operas of the 1970s. The movement is built on the foundations of the concept of artificial intelligence that has a history of its own in the history of mechanics as well within literature and film. Cyberpunk being such a visual form of literature in the

  • Isaac Asimov: The Role Of Robots In Science Fiction

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    The Role of Robots in Science Fiction Before Isaac Asimov : According to Oxford dictionary, Science Fiction is “A type of book, film/movie, etc. that is based on imagined scientific discoveries of the future, and often deals with space travel and life on other planets.” Science fiction is said to have a long prehistory. The evidence can be brought to focus from the history of Greek Civilisation wherein the residents of Mount Olympus were on voyage to different worlds

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey: Movie Review

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    2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY BRIEF IN-DEPTH STORY OF THE FILM 2001: A space odyssey is a Science Fiction classic genre released, directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick in the year 1968, and probably considered as the best science-fiction film of all time about man’s exploration of space and ourselves. The film is a story of human evolution based on a short story called ‘Sentinel’ written by Arthur C. Clarke. The movie consists of 3 main parts: pre-history, the future and technology, and back to earth

  • Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep Essay

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    Dick, and Blade Runner is the 1982 film adaptation directed by Ridley Scott. Both stories involve the same premise, Rick Deckard a bounty hunter that is tasked with hunting down androids, built for use on distant colonial worlds as Soldiers and workers of colonist. The laws of this future time have declared androids illegal on earth. In both stories several androids have illegally escaped from the distant colonial worlds and made their way to Earth. The ways the film and book portrays the stories is

  • Pessimism In Spike Jonze's Film 'Her'

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    within science fiction. Moreover, the genre feels as if it has transcended itself into a cookie-cutter style format, with these large, overbearing industrial skyscrapers, and, cold, desolate wastelands, mixed with the cynical ideas of how the world as we know will be eclipsed by lawlessness and greed. Not only, would many critics consider these attributes as the minimum criteria for a blockbuster movie, but also, themes within that regard seem to be a prominent staple of modern science fiction. Inasmuch

  • False Maria Character Analysis

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    False Maria which was given the birth by the crazy scientist in Metropolis, is not just a simple robot. It, or should have called her, has already become a motif. In fact, in the history of film, a great number of female robot images existed. By looking through these movies, it is easy to find that the concept of False Maria is keep changing. Also, a number of problems related to False Maria have coming out. The first thing I want to explain is the meaning of ‘False Maria character’. In my opinion

  • Mary Shelley's Influence On Frankenstein

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    continued that work, establishing respect for women as writers. The novel also helped to create the genre known as science fiction, as it was the first widely successful novel that showcase the genre’s themes, and as such, was influential in the writing of countless other writers, who mimicked the themes present in the novel. Without Mary Shelley’s influence in the field of writing, science

  • A Sound Of Thunder Language Analysis

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    1) A Sound of Thunder The main theme in A Sound of Thunder was the Butterfly Effect. It showed how one small problem could lead to much bigger problems. Eckel goes back in time to go hunt dinosaurs but when u time travel, you're not suppose to touch anything or else it can change present time. Eckel ends up stepping out of the trail and steps on a butterfly in the past. It changed the whole present life when they got back. The president became a dictator and the language changed. Travis thought

  • The Sentinel And 2001: A Space Odyssey

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    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. The plot of the film is separated into three sections that are set in

  • The Martian Analysis

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    The Martian is a book full of science fiction, suspense, and page-turning excitement. It also has lots of humor, and makes anyone who reads it laugh a lot. Mark Watney is trapped on Mars with a few hundred days of food and water. He also does not have any communication with Earth or his crew, and the next mission to Mars is four years away, and will take too long to get there. The theme of the story is the difficulty and isolation of being left alone. He is trapped and tries to escape. This book

  • Fahrenheit 451: Flaws In Society

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    Flaws in Society In his time, Ray Bradbury was known as one of the most influential writers, dealing in the genres of fantasy, horror, mystery, and most importantly science fiction. One of his very popular novels is Fahrenheit 451, a science fiction novel that deals with social and political issues, such as censorship, violence, and lack of communication. Bradbury was introduced to the love of reading at a young age. In his youth, he already knew he wanted to be a writer. His teachers, Snow Longley

  • The Matrix: Film Analysis

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    The Matrix is a critic-renowned science fiction film directed by The Wachowski Brothers that delves into a dystopian future in which humans have been enslaved by machines to be used as a power source while their minds are trapped within a virtual reality – the matrix. The film follows the awakening of the protagonist Thomas Anderson, also known as his hacker alias Neo, from the matrix. The crew of the Nebuchadnezzar, a resistance group made up of some of the last ‘free’ humans, procure Neo from the

  • National Identity In Bandit Queen

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    India these boundaries are set rather firmly in light of the social stratification known as the caste system. Caste in its simplest form being a system of social ranking that is determined by one’s birth. In the film Bandit Queen this is called into question, and if one were to critique the film in relation to this pieces outline, it would seem that rather than giving one a sense of any one dominant construction of national identity it opposingly, due to this form of social structure, gives the viewer

  • Blade Runner: Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

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    BLADE RUNNER Blade Runner is a fiction film produced in the United Sates by Warner Bros and directed by Ridley Scott in 1982. It was an adaptation of the science fiction novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by the American writer Philip K. Dick in 1968. After watching the film, I have some details that make me think that replicants might be considered humans. I will give my personal point of view that justify it. After Dr. Eldon Tyrell built up the Tyrell Corporation, he created the Nexus

  • A Hero In The Blade Runner

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    Blade runner is a science fiction film about the future, in this futuristic scenario, there are robots called replicants. They are visually indistinguishable from humans, and are exclusively used for menial or dangerous work on off-world colonies. Replicants are banned from the earth, if one of them managed his way to it, blade runners will be sent to hunt them down and retire (kill) them. In the film, we have this particular blade runner, Deckard, his mission is to retire four replicants, who have