101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

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101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

Format:  Paperback,

416 pages

Edition: For the Us & Ca

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc

Publish Date: Apr 2009

ISBN-13: 9780764141256

ISBN-10: 0764141252

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From the classic, low-budget Flash Gordon Saturday matinee serials of the 1930s and '40s to mammoth blockbusters like " Star Trek " and " 2001: A Space Odyssey, " filmdom's most imaginative contributions to science fiction are vividly recaptured in this compelling book. With intriguing insights from film critics and a wealth of factual details from historians and academics, general editor Stephen Jay Schneider has brought together the data, the drama, and the passions that have inspired movies about time travel, close encounters, distant planets, extraterrestrial monsters, alien invasions, and the many other story ingredients that enliven science fiction films. Plot summaries, cast and credit listings, and 200 dramatic illustrations recapture unforgettable moments from sci-fi hits that include " Alien, The Andromeda Strain, The Empire Strikes Back, The Fly, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Planet of the Apes, Silent Running, The Thing, " and many, many others. Illustrations include dramatic still shots from the films and memorable movie posters. Here is a reference volume that belongs on the bookshelf of every film buff and science fiction fan.

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Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
Publish Date: Apr 2009
ISBN-13: 9780764141256
ISBN-10: 0764141252
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.34
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 6.25 x 1.75
Walmart No.: 9780764141256

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From the classic, low-budget Flash Gordon Saturday matinee serials of the 1930s and '40s to mammoth blockbusters like Star Trek and 2001: A Space Odyssey, filmdom's most imaginative contributions to science fiction are vividly recaptured in this compelling book. With intriguing insights from film critics and a wealth of factual details from historians and academics, general editor Stephen Jay Schneider has brought together the data, the drama, and the passions that have inspired movies about time travel, close encounters, distant planets, extraterrestrial monsters, alien invasions, and the many other story ingredients that enliven science fiction films.

Plot summaries, cast and credit listings, and 200 dramatic illustrations recapture unforgettable moments from sci-fi hits that include Alien, The Andromeda Strain, The Empire Strikes Back, The Fly, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Planet of the Apes, Silent Running, The Thing, and many, many others. Illustrations include dramatic still shots from the films and memorable movie posters. Here is a reference volume that belongs on the bookshelf of every film buff and science fiction fan.

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