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Film Studies 3357F/G
SCIENCE FICTION CINEMA
This course explores the history and development of Science Fiction cinema from the silent period to today’s CGI-saturated spectacles. Major themes include: the aesthetics of science fiction, modernity and social change, utopias/dystopias, technophobia/technophilia, identity/otherness, biopolitics, afrofuturism, set design, special effects and the “cinema of attractions”.
Antirequisite(s): The former Film Studies 2257F/G; the former Film Studies 2260F/G, if taken in 2015-2016 or 2016- 2017.