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Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one
of the oldest subjects of art. In science fiction films disaster is rarely viewed
intensively; it is always extensive. It is a matter of quantity and ingenuity. If you
will, it is ...
Radiation casualties—ultimately, the conception of the whole world as a casualty
of nuclear testing and nuclear warfare—is the most ominous of all the notions
with which science fiction films deal. Universes become expendable. Worlds ...
Science—technology—is conceived of as the great unifier. Thus the science
fiction films also project a Utopian fantasy. In the classic models of Utopian
thinking—Plato's Republic, Campanella's City of the Sun, More's Utopia, Swift's
land of the ...
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review