A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Films by Jeff Rovin

By Jeff Rovin

A pictorial background of the early 40's via early 70's technology fiction video clips. Describes some of the video clips, the actors who have been in them, and the issues that have been performed to accomplish the consequences that made sci-fi what it truly is. vital for any early sci-fi motion picture buff.

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Fast' sequences, such as the shower scene, become excruciatingly 'slow' with, paradoxically, the violence achieving levels of shock which, for some, may surpass the original. Gordon shows that it is not just a succession of fast images which can jolt the spectator into another time rhythm: it is the combination of speeds and the interplay between the film and where we think we are going. Washing dishes: anxiety and reality And now, only one more remark on the problem of anxiety. Neurotic anxiety has changed in our hands into rea listic anxiety, into fear of particular external situations of danger.

This is the one combination which would correspond with Pudovkin's view. Not long ago we had another talk. Today he agrees with my point of view. True. during the interval he took the opportunity to acquaint himself with the series of lectures I gave during that period at the State Cinema Institute . . So, montage is conflict. As the basis of every art is conflict (an 'imagist' transformation of the dialectical principle). The shot appears as the cell of montage. Therefore it also must be considered from the viewpoint of conflict.

The name given to her, the Divine. probably aimed to convey less a superlative state of beauty than the essence of her corporeal person, descended from a heaven where all things are formed and perfected in the clearest light. She herself knew this : how many actresses have consented to let the crowd see the ominous maturing of their beauty. Not she, however: the essence was not to be degraded, her face was not to have any reality except that of its perfection, which was intellectual even more than formal.

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