The Sci-fi Movie Guide: The Universe Of Film From Alien To Zardoz by Chris BarsantiThe Sci-fi Movie Guide: The Universe Of Film From Alien To Zardoz by Chris Barsanti

The Sci-fi Movie Guide: The Universe Of Film From Alien To Zardoz

byChris Barsanti

Paperback | October 24, 2014

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Once upon a time, science fiction was only in the future. It was the stuff of drive-ins and cheap double-bills. Then, with the ever-increasing rush of new, society-altering technologies, science fiction pushed its way to the present, and it busted out of the genre ghetto of science fiction and barged its way into the mainstream. What used to be mere fantasy (trips to the moon? Wristwatch radios? Supercomputers capable of learning?) are now everyday reality.Whether nostalgic for the future or fast-forwarding to the present, The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz covers the broad and widening range of science-fiction movies. From the trashy to the epic, from the classics to today's blockbusters, this cinefile's guidebook reviews nearly 1,000 of the biggest, baddest, and brightest from every age and genre of cinematic and TV science fiction. You'll find more than just Star Wars, Star Trek, and Transformers, with reviews on many overlooked and under-appreciated gems and genres, such as -Monsters! Pacific Rim, Godzilla, The Thing, Creature from the Black Lagoon -Superheroes: Thor, Iron Man, X-Men, The Amazing Spider-man, Superman -Avant-garde masterpieces: Solaris, 2001, Brazil - and many, many more categories and movies!!
Chris Barsanti is the author of Filmology: A Movie-a-Day Guide to the Movies You Need to Know (2010) and the Eyes Wide Open annual film guide series. A member of New York Film Critics Online and the Online Film Critics Society, he is a regular film reviewer for Film Journal International, PopMatters, and Film Racket . He has a...
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Title:The Sci-fi Movie Guide: The Universe Of Film From Alien To ZardozFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:528 pages, 9.25 × 7.13 × 1.12 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 7.13 × 1.12 inPublished:October 24, 2014Publisher:Visible Ink PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1578595037

ISBN - 13:9781578595037

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The perfect companion to your cable box." - Sci-Fi Entertainment " With this monumental book, Barsanti offers a fresh resource on the genre. A great book for science fiction cinephiles and novices alike Essential. All readers." - Choice "Compelling trivia is shared throughout this guidebook reads like the best of IMDB as narrated by a trusted friend and will be a beneficial ready reference for libraries with expansive film collections." - Library Journal " a quick and handy aid for digging into films Science Fiction isn't just about main stream success at the box offices, its about cinematic achievement that challenge your mind and introduce fresh new concepts and wondrous storytelling. There is much in this book that will pave the way for 'just' those types of mental stimulation. ' The Sci-Fi Movie Guide ' is a great place to start." - HorrorNews.net "